Is A 529 Plan Really The Best Way To Save For College?


The IRS created 529 plans to help parents save for kids’ education, tax-free. But here’s why a 529 plan may not be the best way to save for college.

Do I Need A Will? Who Needs A Will (And When)


I’m young and single—I don’t need a will, right? Maybe. Here’s who needs to get a will drafted right away — and who can get away without one.

5 Things To Do If You Can’t Make Your Student Loan Payments

5 Things To Do If You Can’t Make Your Student Loan Payments

If you can’t make your student loan payments, take action immediately. There are a number of free resources available that will help you avoid defaulting on your loans.

Net Worth Is Your Most Vital Financial Stat—Do You Know Yours?


Net worth is assets minus liabilities, and it’s a snapshot of your overall financial health. It’s important to track it over time so you can ensure that your wealth is moving in the right direction.

Is My Car An Asset Or A Liability?

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When calculating net worth, should you count your car as an asset? Yes, but only if you use a current — and realistic — depreciated value.

Why Is My Credit Score Different Depending Where I Look?

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When it comes to credit scores, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes. What you see on Credit Karma or your credit card statement probably isn’t the same thing a lender will look at when they pull your credit report. Here’s why — and what you can do about it.

Don’t Fall For These 8 Myths About Student Loans

8 Student Loan Myths To Watch Out For

Not everything you hear about student loans is true. Don’t let these eight student loan myths take you down the wrong path.

Your Student Loans Are Due; Now What? A Step-by-step Guide To Getting Organized

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Got student debt? Not sure how to start paying it down, let alone pay it off? Here’s how to focus your repayment strategy.

How To Use Your Student Loan Grace Period To Your Advantage

How To Make Your Student Loan Grace Period Work For You

If you have Federal student loans, you probably have six months before you have to start making payments. Here’s how to use that time wisely.

Betterment SmartDeposit: A New Way To Automate Your Investing

SmartDeposit Review A Tool To Automate Your Investing

SmartDeposit makes automatic transfers from your checking account to an investing account when you have idle cash. Is this the future of automatic investing?