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The Secret to Better Money Management May Be in Your Past

Those sepia-toned remembrances of your past self aren't just for afternoon daydreams — you can turn them into powerful motivators, too.

10 Money Goals You Should Set for the Holidays

The holidays can blindside your bank account. This year, make it a goal to be kind to your finances!

5 Excuses We Need to Stop Making About Overspending

You deserve it. It's on sale! There are dozens of excuses for overspending, and it's time to stop making them.

5 Common Budget Mistakes You Can Fix Right Now

We all make mistakes. These budget blunders are easy to correct with a few simple adjustments.

10 Financial Resolutions You Can Conquer Before New Year's

Don't wait for the ball to drop and the Champagne to pour; get cracking on these financial resolutions before the end of the year!

4 Ways to Protect Your Retirement From Inflation

It's not just enough to save for retirement; you need to make sure your money is inflation proof, too.

Cutting Your Car Payment Is Easier Than You Think

If your car payment is eating up too much of your budget, you may be ready for a refinance.

5 Money Moves to Make Before Taking a Mini Retirement

Wouldn't it be nice to scatter several "mini" retirements all throughout your career? You can! Just make these money moves first.

Boost Your Savings With This Easy Budgeting System

The premise is simple: Create small budgets. Set savings goals. Achieve financial freedom.

8 Money Moves You Can Make When We Turn the Clocks Back for Fall

When Daylight Saving Time ends, we'll all get an extra hour. Make the most of those 60 minutes with these smart money moves.

Should You Save for College Using a 529 Prepaid Tuition Plan?

Prepaid tuition plans let you buy your kid semesters of college, locked into today's pricing. Are these a good idea?

6 Pitfalls When Chasing Travel Rewards

While many have used travel rewards to score free or reduced-cost travel, it helps to know the pitfalls to watch out for.

How to Choose the Perfect Country to Retire In

Choosing which country to retire in can be tough. Here's how to ensure you make the right decision.

7 Easy Ways to Build an Emergency Fund From $0

When your latest financial emergency is that you can't afford an emergency, it's time to start building that safety net — quickly!

3 Ways Americans Are Getting Better at Managing Their Money

Don't let the news dishearten you. Americans aren't completely terrible at money.

7 Reasons to Invest in Stocks Past Age 50

Conventional wisdom says you should invest conservatively near and after retirement. Is that actually wise?

Yes, You Can Pay for Education With an IRA

There's more than one way to help pay for college. This little known tip could save you from taking out student loans.

6 Ways to Feel Better About Your Financial Situation

When account balances are low, it's easy to get down about our finances. There's a better way.

How Cutting Your Losses Can Save You More Than Money

Learn to let go and you'll gain way more than better financial habits. Sunk costs are sunk for a reason!

This One Thing Could Be the Key to Retiring Rich

Quick: What's one thing you can do right now that will make you over 50 percent more likely to increase your retirement savings? It's not a trick; this really works.