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8 Money Moves CPAs Say You Must Make

Take it from the professionals — the sooner you start making the right choices with your money, the sooner you'll reach financial freedom.

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.

Best Money Tips: 30+ Ways to Save Money Fast

Today we found some great articles on ways to save money fast, foods you can cook on a stick, and how to tell if someone is lying.

Help, I Bought a Stock Dud! — What Now?

You bought a bad stock and you're losing your shirt. It happens! Don't panic, understand your options, and turn today's loss into tomorrow's gain.

10 Times You Shouldn't Invest in Stocks

Investing in stocks is a great way to build wealth — but not always. Here's how to decide whether the stock market is right for you.

Can a Robot Called Digit Really Help You Save More?

Saving is hard, even for regular readers of Wise Bread. A new smartphone app aims to make setting money aside easier than ever. Here's what it's like.

Unusual Ideas to Save an Extra $100 a Month

A C-note saved is a C-note earned. Try these out-of-the-box saving ideas and watch your capital grow!

5 Simple Ways to Boost an Underperforming 401(k)

For most of us, a 401(k) is our primary retirement savings vehicle. Don't undercut your earnings by allowing your 401(k) to fall behind.

5 Dumb 401(k) Mistakes Smart People Make

There are lots of ways to go wrong with a 401(k). Don't hurt your retirement with any of these common mistakes.

10 Simple Ways to Start Living on Less Today

Getting started with frugal living can seem daunting, but it really isn't. Look at your spend, and try some of these easy cost-cutters for beginners.

The 7 Worst Financial Excuses That Are Keeping You Poor

It's not easy to get serious about budgeting and saving. What is easy is coming up with excuses. Do any of these sound familiar?

21 Things That Young Adults Absolutely Need to Know About Money

While most colleges and universities offer personal finance courses, only a fraction of students sign up for them. It's time for a cram session.

10 Signs You're a Closet Spendthrift

Spendthrifts can't budget or save because they can't afford to — they've spent all their money. Beware these costly habits.

10 Quick Financial Moves to Make Today at Lunch

Escape the office for an hour every day and spend your time managing your finances for maximum return — and early retirement.

10 Types of Friends Who Are Costing You Money

Remember how your mom was always wanted you to hang out with the "right" people? Yeah, that's good financial advice, too.

4 Times Raiding Your Retirement Accounts Early Is Okay

Most experts agree you should "never" borrow from your retirement accounts, with a few exceptions. Here are a few.

6 Reasons January Is the Right Time to Start Planning for Christmas

Plan for the holidays already? With the holidays still fresh in mind, now is the best time to start holiday planning and prep. Here's how to start.

5 Dumb Investments Smart People Make

Investing early and often is smart money management — usually. Avoid these common mistakes and you'll keep your portfolio safe and growing.

9 Financial Skills Everyone Needs During Hard Times

When the going gets tough, the tough get frugal. Stick to those frugal habits when finances brighten, and you'll save even more.

10 Free (or Almost!) Tools and Resources for Creating a New 2015 Budget

Holiday spending knocked your budget all out of whack? Use these tools to start budgeting smartly in 2015.