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How to Clear Old Debt From Your Credit Report

Old debts can clutter up the path to an otherwise clean credit report. It's time to do a little cleaning.

The Problem With Car Title Loans

A car title loan is one way to get cash really fast. It's also one way to lose cash, really, really fast.

10 Best Tools for Finding an Apartment on the Cheap

Looking for a new apartment can be about as much fun as getting a root canal. However, a wealth of free or cheap tools are at hand to make it easier.

Best Money Tips: Make These 7 Moves to Retire Early

Today we found articles on smart moves for early retirement, how to have a tailgating party indoors, and ways to save money on a family vacation.

8 Money Lessons We Can Learn From Baseball

Our beloved national pastime can teach us a whole lot about hitting a home run with our money.

Prepaid Cards About to Get Safer and Better

New consumer protection rules for prepaid cards will help protect you from theft, fraud, and unreasonable fees.

What Are Income Stocks?

Income stocks yield promising profit with little price variation. Find out if they're right for your portfolio.

6 Reasons to Visit Your Credit Union on October 20

October 20, 2016 is International Credit Union Day! Why not stop by your local branch and find out if a credit union is right for you?

How to Come Up With $1,000 in the Next 30 Days

Wouldn’t it be nice to have an extra $1,000 at the end of a month? You can do it!

The Penalty-Free Way to Withdraw Retirement Money Early

For most retirement plans the penalty for early withdrawal can be hefty. Here's a surprising, if complex, alternative.

5 Ways American Retirement Is Changing

American retirement isn't what it used to be. Are you adapting with the changing times?

Change Jars and 8 Other Clever Ways to Build an Emergency Fund

You don't need a windfall to kick-start your savings. These baby steps will do just fine.

10 Most Expensive Zip Codes in the Country

Housing is probably your biggest expense — but it's probably not this big.

Flashback Friday: 38 Money Lessons We Can Learn From Celebrities

Rich and famous celebs are rich and famous for a reason. Here are some of their brilliant bits of financial wisdom.

My 2016 Budget Challenge: How to Decide When to Sell Your House

Max is facing one of the biggest decisions in her budget challenge yet — should she sell her house? The decision is amusingly complex.

Best Money Tips: Financial Mistakes That Will Haunt You Forever

Today we found articles on financial decisions that will haunt you forever, sneaky ways to save hundreds when you sell your car, and how to make money on YouTube.

The Real Cost of Moving to Canada (If That's Your Post-Election Plan)

The divisive '16 election has folks eyeing our neighbor to the north. Seriously. But what would it cost to "flee" to Canada?

Best Money Tips: Do These Things in Your 30s to Be a Millionaire By 40

Today we found articles on things to do in your 30s to be a millionaire by 40, ways to make your produce last longer, and cheap and easy Halloween costumes for kids and adults.

Rich People Spend $350K+ to Park Their Cars — Here's How We'd Spend it Instead

Would you pay for $350,000 parking? We sure hope not, when you could make these much smarter money moves instead

4 Money Lessons We Can Learn From J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling knows a thing or two about muggle money struggles. After all, she once had her share.