By Phil Villarreal August 22, 2014
Money management doesn’t come naturally to many folks. Worse, some people take on a lifestyle of ridiculous budgeting and spending practices without realizing just how wrong they are. You probably know of these characters — you might even be one yourself!
By Lou Carlozo August 20, 2014
A car lease gives you a brand-new car for a low monthly payment; what’s not to like? Everything. The many reasons why you should never lease a car.
By Lou Carlozo August 18, 2014
Let’s say you have a friend who earns the same salary. You both have similar student loan balances and neither of you have inherited money. How can your friend own a condo and a paid-in-full car while you struggle to pay the bills each month? Or vice versa? These simple but powerful factors that make some people seem so “good with money.”
Mint.com revolutionized how we budget. Now, rivals offer must-see Mint alternatives that manage everything from monthly bills to million-dollar portfolios.
However old you are, the time to start saving for retirement is NOW. The alphabet soup of retirement accounts can be confusing, but it’s not as hard as it seems. Learn how to open your first IRA in three easy steps.
Being declined for a new credit card is frustrating. You can improve your chances of getting approved for a credit card by applying to cards that are suited for your credit score. Here we explain what kinds of credit scores are needed to get popular credit cards today.
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By Patty Lamberti August 15, 2014
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By Phil Villarreal August 13, 2014
Though often a sound investment, graduate school is a costly affair. Before enrolling, there are things you can do to financially prepare for grad school including studying your anticipated return on investment (ROI), making a borrowing plan and putting your existing budget and credit accounts in order.
By Patty Lamberti August 12, 2014
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By Lou Carlozo August 11, 2014
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By David Weliver August 7, 2014
Of the many online brokerages eager to invest your money, new investors should consider tradeMONSTER. Although capable of servicing active traders with powerful trading tools, the broker’s low commissions, free practice accounts, and emphasis on education will help new investors get started.
By Phil Villarreal August 7, 2014
When it comes to money, almost everyone lies. Here’s how to see through five common money lies so many people tell.
By David Weliver August 6, 2014
Do you know what your money’s been up to? If you’re invested in a major mutual fund, it’s likely funding tobacco companies, casinos, weapons manufacturers and other nefarious businesses. Learn how to be a socially responsible investor and find investments that earn healthy returns while supporting ethical and progressive companies.
By Patty Lamberti August 5, 2014
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By Lou Carlozo August 4, 2014
Eight in 10 Americans are unhappy at their jobs. Sound familiar? By thinking creatively and networking with the right people, however, young professionals have a unique opportunity to carve out a niche career doing something you love. Here’s how.
By Phil Villarreal August 1, 2014
Credit cards can provide easy access to loads of funds, but don’t forget they are designed by banks to get you to pay more than what you bargained for.
By David Weliver July 31, 2014
Credit Karma — one of our favorite sites for getting a truly free credit score — announced this week it now offers free credit reports as well. There’s still no catch, which is why Credit Karma remains our favorite place to quickly and easily check your own credit data at absolutely zero cost.
By Lou Carlozo July 31, 2014
Finding a good financial advisor is a bit like finding an auto mechanic. Use word of mouth to narrow the field, and then use this proven script to interview the advisor before you sign.