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Here's How the Election Could Impact Your Wallet

It's Trump versus Clinton. Find out how the presidential shakedown will affect you where it truly hurts — your wallet.

Where to Turn for Help When You Don't Have an Emergency Fund

If we've told you once, we've told you a thousand times — you need an emergency fund! But if disaster strikes, these last-minute answers can cover a cash crunch.

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Freelancers Make

What could be better than being your own boss and setting your own schedule? Nothing, really, if you avoid deep pitfalls like these!

Does Your Kid Need an IRA?

Ready to give your child a mega financial jumpstart? Consider opening them a Roth IRA.

9 Financial Moves You Will Always Regret

Life is best lived with no regrets. But if you make these money moves, you’re sure to have a few.

5 Things You Should Never Buy With Your Credit Card

Put that plastic away! For these six expenses, you’re better off leaving your credit card in your wallet.

8 Surprising Ways Cheap Oil Impacts Your Wallet

The price of oil keeps on dropping — and that's good, right? Mostly, but there are some negatives, too, even if you don't work in the oil patch.

4 Ways Being a Nomad Saves You Money

Life on the road has many upsides, but you might be surprised to learn that not having an address can save you money.

Best Money Tips: Get Ahead on Next Year's Taxes

Today we found ways to get ahead on next year’s taxes, job hunting tips for moms who want to work from home, and amazing ways to use balloons.

12 Financial Moves to Make When a Loved One Dies

Putting off money matters is common even in the best of times. But in the weeks following the death of a loved one, these money decisions can't wait.

6 Ways the Sandwich Generation Can Get Ahead

The Sandwich Generation — those stuck caring for growing kids and aging parents — face big financial challenges. Learn how to survive the squeeze.

How to Organize Your Paperwork in Just 10 Minutes a Week

If your financial filing system is more "pile" than file, take heart. Learn to control your documents — and make tax time and a lot else much easier.

14 Reasons Why an Accountant Is Worth the Money

From saving you money to keeping you out of Audit Land, an accountant or tax preparer is so worth the extra cost.

5 Important Things to Know About Your 401K and IRA in 2016

Another new year already? Yep, and here's what the coming year will bring for your retirement accounts.

5 Surprising Ways the Rich Get Richer

The rich get richer. You could get jealous, or you could get inspired to find out how wealthy stay that way, and copy them?

10 Year-End Financial Moves You Must Make Now

The holidays are coming and our already busy lives are about to get busier. Put your financial house in order before the relatives arrive!

Winter Is Coming: Make These 6 Money Moves Now

The leaves may be falling, but your finances should be on the rise. Tackle these fall money must-dos before winter settles in.

9 Tax-Friendly Ways to Save Beyond Your Retirement Fund

Reach your retirement savings cap? There are still plenty of savvy ways to avoid a big tax bill after maxing out your IRA and 401K!

7 Times It's Okay to Raid Your 529 Plan

While you shouldn't tap a 529 plan willy-nilly, sometimes it's okay to dip into school savings, especially if you have better options.

12 Money Adjustments You Should Make Mid-Year

It's time to consult our mid-year financial checklist and make some important money moves to set yourself up the end of '15 and the coming of '16.