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5 Renovations That Don't Increase Your Resale Value

Before you get started on a new home renovation, make sure you know if it'll increase your resale value.

How a Credit Card Can Actually Help You Get Out of Debt

Is paying off debt with a credit card ever a good idea? In some cases, yes.

Someone Took Out a Loan in Your Name. Now What?

A fraudulent loan can have dire consequences for your personal finances. Here's how you can fix the problem, stat.

How to Pay Off These 4 Types of Debt

Before you start making significant payments towards your debt, make sure you're doing it the right way, and in the right order.

The 8 Most Eye-Opening Money Attractions in the U.S.

Make your next vacation money-themed, and check out these eight amazing attractions across the U.S.

How to Protect Yourself From Credit Card Theft

Don't let a scammer get a hold of your credit card number. Here's how to keep your account secure.

Should You Use a Personal Loan or a Home Equity Loan to Remodel Your Home?

Looking to remodel your home? Here's how to decide between a personal loan and a home equity loan to pay for it.

Ask the Readers: Would You Donate to the Government?

Tell us if you would donate to the government and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: Where Do You Shop for Groceries?

Tell us where you shop for groceries and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: Do You Read Product Reviews Before Buying?

Tell us if you read product reviews before buying and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: What's Your Favorite Grocery Shopping Tip?

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Book Review: How to Be a Geek Goddess (Win a Copy!)

If you’re a Twitter-fiend, a long-time blogger, or you customize PC’s in your spare time, this book is probably too elementary for you. If there’s a special lady in your life who

12 Garage Sale Items That Sell Like Hotcakes

You've finally decluttered your house. Feature these items prominently in your ads and your sale to draw the crowds — and the cash.

How to Dispute Mistakes On Your Credit Report

Notice something amiss on your credit report? Don't fret. This is how you can dispute any mistakes.

Debit Or Credit? Which One Should You Choose At The Checkout?

Debit or credit? Although the outcome seems the same, it’s a different process with different consequences.

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!

Decipher Credit Card Offers With the Schumer Box

Credit card issuers are required to clearly display key credit terms in an easy-to-read format — the Schumer Box. Here’s how to unlock its meaning.

Ask the Readers: Do You Pay For Convenience?

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Ask the Readers: What Do You Buy in Bulk?

Tell us about your bulk purchases and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

The Bank Christmas Tree

What are we teaching our children about wants and needs this Christmas? At my local bank branch the 'give to the needy' Christmas tree has reached new levels of tackiness.