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Can You Afford A Broken Arm? Insured Or Not, Hospital Bills Hurt; 5 Apps Than Can Help You Save

Here's How To Budget, And Save Money, Before A Health Emergency

It’s no secret that medical care is expensive. Yet, people are often blindsided by hospital bills. No one thinks they will ever get hurt or sick. Easy ways — including helpful apps — that can help you prepare your finances for unexpected medical expenses down the road.

USAA: The Bank And Insurance Company You Should Use (If You Can)

For military members and families, USAA provides a great value for banking and insurance.

Few banks or insurance companies are beloved by their customers. USAA may be the exception. Learn who is eligible for USAA membership, the products they offer, and why you should consider joining.

How We Save: Hannah Vitkus, 28, Gets Ahead With Goals And Automatic Savings

How Hannah Vitkus saved by setting goals and relying on automatic savings transfers

Despite living in pricey Washington, D.C., Hânnah Vitkus’ savings are on track thanks to an out-of-sight, out-of-mind strategy that hasn’t failed her yet.

Put Your Money On Autopilot

How to Put Your Money on Autopilot

Automating your finances isn’t rocket science, but it’s still the best way to save more and worry less. Here, our easy guide to automatic finances.

For Private Student Loans, Consider Credit Unions

Private student loans should be a last resort, but credit unions can offer the best options for those in need.

As nonprofit lenders, many credit unions offer private student loans with friendlier rates and terms than national banks.

Is Cash Obsolete? The Inevitable Dangers Of Our Cashless Economy

Cash is dying: The dangers of an entirely cashless society.

Only 7 percent of Americans regularly carry more than $100 cash. Credit and debit cards are convenient, but going entirely cashless carries some serious risks.

How Does Your Emergency Fund Compare? New Stats Reveal Americans’ Rainy Day Savings Habits

Everything you need to know about emergency funds.

We often hear about the one in four Americans who have no emergency savings whatsoever, but that shouldn’t be an excuse not to start an emergency fund yourself. New research reveals which Americans are most prepared for a financial emergency: How are you doing?

The Surprising Reasons Most People Don’t Trust Mobile Banking (And Why Millennials Have A Greater Risk Of Identity Theft)

Mobile banking can change how we manage our money for the better, but many Americans still aren't using it.

Mobile banking — the ability to check balances or deposit a check anywhere – should be transforming how we handle money. Problem is, we still don’t trust it. Why that may be smart.

How Much Money Should You Have Saved by 30?

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How much money should you have saved by 30? 35? 40? Even more importantly, have you reached these three critical money milestones by your 30th birthday?

Emergency Funds: Everything You Need to Know

Everything you need to know about emergency funds.

Wherever you are on the journey to “getting better with money”, the concept of an emergency fund–rainy day savings that will be there for you in case the unthinkable happens–is critical. Because having some money put aside is simply so vital to getting on your feet financially–which is what this site is here to help you do–we put together this comprehensive article.