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How One Couple Paid Off $147k of Debt (Even While Unemployed)

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Get inspired to eliminate your debt with the story of one couple who stopped borrowing, retired $147,000 in debt, and started living life on their own terms.

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5 MicroSaving Tools to Help You Start Saving Now

Every little bit adds up — and faster than you think! If you can't afford large savings contributions, try these microsaving tools instead.

7 Ways Paying Off Student Loans Early Can Boost Your Finances

Did college cost you a pretty penny? If you work hard to pay off those loans, you'll reap the benefits of a huge financial boost.

6 Ways to Apartment Hunt on Craigslist Without Getting Scammed

Craigslist is a leading apartment rental marketplace, with plenty of listings — and scammers. Protect yourself by recognizing the warning signs.

5 Things Millennials Can Do to Buy a House Within the Next Decade

Millennials know from money woes. With some smart money moves, you'll be ready to buy your first home within the decade — or sooner.

When Is the Best Time to Lock in a Mortgage Rate?

Knowing exactly when to lock in a mortgage rate can make a big difference on the cost of your home.

When It Makes Sense to Apply for a Mortgage Loan Without Your Spouse

Marriage is a collaboration, but if your spouse has less than stellar credit, you may be better off going solo on a mortgage application.

Debt Management Resources

Debt becomes a slippery slope (and a downward spiral) if you don't know how to manage it well. Here's what you need to know about debt management.

7 Ways to Help Protect Your Financial Future From Unexpected Medical Expenses

Every 7 seconds a working-age American suffers a disabling injury that leaves him financially vulnerable. Are you prepared?

5 Essential Things Women Should Know About Investing

Half of America's household breadwinners are women — who unfortunately, are still playing catch-up in the investment world. Find out why.

Is Your Personality Sabotaging Your Saving?

Your struggle to save money may run deeper than you think. Are you one of these types of people who find it hard to save?

The 4 Best Investments for Lazy Investors

You really don't need a lot of money to get started investing. And you don't need a lot of time, either.

9 Best Free Financial Learning Tools

Whether you're baffled by bonds or confused by compounding, all the financial education you need is just a click away — and it's all free.

Mortgage Application Declined? Here’s How to Respond

If your mortgage application was declined, there's still hope! Take these five simple steps to get back on track.

5 Times You Shouldn't Rush to Pay Off Your Mortgage

Every homeowner dreams of owning their home free and clear. Before you rush to pay that mortgage down, consider what else your money might do.

9 Ways to Avoid Overdraft Charges

The worst part of an overdraft fee? It's avoidable! Never get dinged again with some simple steps to monitor and prevent overspending.

Best Money Tips: Money Habits That Will Make You Rich

Today we found some great articles on money habits that will make you rich, how to remove sweat stains from white shirts, and things you’re doing that could cause a car accident.

Follow These 5 Steps to Full Health Care Coverage in Retirement

Are you factoring medical costs into your retirement planning? You should be — here's how to avoid a health care shortage in your golden years.

4 Signs You Are Teaching Your Kids Bad Financial Habits

Parents lead by example. If your kids are picking up your bad financial habits, help yourself, and them, by doing money the right way.

AeroMexico Visa Secured Card: Rebuild Your Credit While You Travel

The AeroMexico Visa Secured card is one of the few secured cards that allow you to earn rewards while you rebuild your credit.

Rebuild Your Credit Fast With the OpenSky Secured Visa Credit Card

With no credit checks for qualification and a low annual fee, the OpenSky Secured Visa card is a great option for those who want to build (or rebuild) their credit score.