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10 Things You Should Do Immediately After Losing Your Wallet

Losing your wallet can be frustrating and scary — identity theft, anyone? Take these steps to ensure your finances stay safe when your wallet isn't.

Home Equity Loan or HELOC: Which Is Right for You?

You have equity in your home, and you need to borrow money. Should you turn to a HELOC or a home equity loan?

I Finally Canceled Comcast Cable…Before It Hurt More Than My Wallet

Treat me poorly once, Comcast, shame on you. Provide startlingly awful customer service again, and you lose my business entirely.

50 Great Things to Do With $50

One dollar may not buy you much anymore, but a crisp $50 bill still has value. From splurges to saving, try these savvy ideas for your half-hundred.

4 Things You Need to Know About Gift Tax

There's a tax on financial gifts? Of course there is — and guess what else? It's very convoluted.

Ask the Readers: How Do You Handle Rude Questions About Money?

Tell us how you handle rude questions about money and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

9 Simple Ways to Stop Impulse Buying

I can't tell you that changing your shopping habits will be easy, but these simple strategies can help you lock down your impulse spending.

5 Ways Self Storage Units Are More Sad Museums Than Savvy Solutions

This week I did an intervention on Sarah, one of my dearest friends. Sarah has a substance abuse problem -- but not with drugs. Sarah has a problem with self storage.

How to Read a Credit Report

You're ready to check your annual free credit report. Now — just how exactly should you read one of these things?

netSpend: The Story of the Visa Debit Card We Did Not Apply For

This is my story of shock, anger, and finally disgust at the practices of netSpend.

Living Without A Landline

I had been thinking about shedding my landline for a while. I was attached to the convenience for a long time and, more recently, unlimited calls for one price in the United States

8 Alternatives to Cable TV That Will Keep You Entertained

Cable TV is expensive, but watching your favorite shows doesn't have to be. Here are eight ways you can cut the cable and still catch your must-see TV.

8 Myths About Health Savings Accounts — Debunked!

An HSA can be a great way to pay for health care, earn investment income and cut your taxes. Cut through the confusion before you jump in.

15 Lucrative Side Hustles for City Dwellers

You can find just about anything you need when you're a city slicker — including one of these great side gigs!

7 Important Money Moves to Make in the New Year, According to Financial Advisors

Now that we've entered a new year, and a new decade, it's time to make these smart money moves.

18 Surprising Ways Your Identity Can Be Stolen

You work so hard to protect your identity, but there are still ways thieves can get your personal data. Here's how they do it.

Are You Letting FOMO Ruin Your Finances?

FOMO can prompt us to make a lot of questionable decisions. Get your envy in check and regain control of your life — and your money.

Beautify Your Yard: What's Your Best Advice?

The yard and garden is on everyone’s mind this time of year, and the recent Earth Day celebration may have you thinking about some fuel-free options for keeping things beautiful.

The 4 Worst Kinds of Debt to Have in 2019

Debt can be a necessary evil when it comes to building credit, but in 2019, these are the worst kinds of debt to carry.

Ask the Readers: Do You Look Forward to Tax Time? (Your Chance to win $20!)

What are you thoughts on tax time? Do you dread it? Anxiously await it? Let us know your stories here in our comment thread or on Twitter, and you'll be entered to win one of two $