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

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

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 To Eat Organic Food Without Spending A Lot Of Money

How To Eat Organic Food Without Spending A Lot Of Money

For many, the cost of eating healthy can be prohibitive. Here’s the good news: With a sound budget and some strategic shopping, there are ways to find healthy, organic food that won’t break the bank.

5 Great Older Smartphones You Can Snag On the Cheap

5 Great Older Smartphones You Can Snag On the Cheap

Tech moves so fast you will blow your budget trying to keep up. And that’s a shame because older phones are still fantastic. If you are willing to forego having the latest and greatest you can have a great phone and money in the bank. Here are five older phones that are worth every dollar.

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How to improve your credit, step by step.

How To Improve Your Credit Score, Step By Step

You know you need to improve your credit score, but you’re finding a lot of conflicting advice. What I learned from dozens of different experts about how to improve your credit score in a few easy-to-follow steps.

What credit score do you need to get approved for a credit card?

What Credit Score Do You Need To Get Approved For A Credit Card?

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.

How to buy an engagement ring online

How To Buy An Engagement Ring Online

Buying a diamond engagement ring online can save you thousands. Here’s what I learned shopping for my wife’s engagement ring and buying my own wedding ring online.

How much should be in your 401(k) at 30? Recommended 401(k) contributions

How Much Should Be In Your 401(k) At 30?

More than ever, 20-somethings need to start saving early for retirement. Get guidelines on how much you should have in your 401(k) or IRA by age 30.

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Should You Take Out Loans To Pay For Living Expenses In Graduate School-

Should You Take Out Loans To Pay For Living Expenses In Graduate School?

How you manage your living expenses during grad school will make a big difference in how much student debt you need to repay. Learn how to minimize how much you need to borrow to cover your living costs during graduate school.

Lending Club is a peer-to-peer lending network where anybody can invest in making loans to others.

Lending Club Review: Get A Loan Without A Bank, Or Lend Money To Others

It’s been seven years since we started writing about social lending. Today saw the initial public offering (IPO) of Lending Club, the largest peer-to-peer lending network where everyday investors can make loans to borrowers who can take out personal loans of up to $35,000 without going to the bank. Read more about how Lending Club works for both borrowers and investors.

3 Side Hustle Money Mistakes

Avoid These 3 Side Hustle Money Mistakes

Avoiding mistakes is a lot easier than cleaning up messes. So make sure your side hustle finances are in order right from the get go by watching your cash flow, having a separate account for your business, and being mindful of taxes.

How robo advisors are changing the way we invest.

5 “Robo Advisors” That Are Forever Changing How We Invest

Want to start investing but don’t know where to start? Here is a quick review of five companies that have automated the process of helping you choose the proper investments. “Robo-advising” is a great way to make sure your portfolio is well diversified and meets your goals and needs.

So You Missed Black Friday And Cyber Monday- Here’s How You Can Still Score Deals On Holiday Gifts-

So You Missed Black Friday And Cyber Monday? Here’s How You Can Still Score Deals On Holiday Gifts

Turns out, the best deals of the season aren’t actually on Black Friday. There are several apps and other tools that will help you make sure you are getting the best deal available.

Preparing For Baby Means The Birth Of A New Family Budget

Preparing For Baby Means The Birth Of A New Family Budget

Preparing financially for your new baby means more than just making room in the budget for diapers and daycare. The baby will have long term financial needs, such as college, that also need planning. How do you fit it all in?

Do You Need An MBA Before Starting a Business-

Do You Need An MBA Before Starting A Business?

An MBA is a huge investment of both time and money. Do you really need one before starting your own business? Probably not. Potential clients often value experience over education. Here are three things to consider before getting your MBA.

Five Tips To Help You Quit Gym Memberships

Five Tips To Help You Quit Gym Memberships

It’s hard to admit that you really aren’t ever going to go to the gym. It can be even tougher to cancel that membership. Gyms love members who never show up and they don’t want you to stop paying for a service you never use. Here are some tips to guide you through canceling your gym membership.

5 Steps to Negotiate The Salary of Your Dreams

5 Steps To Negotiating The Salary Of Your Dreams

Negotiating your first salary is a daunting task but extremely important. Since raises are often based on a percent of your current salary a small bump now could lead to a lot of money over time! Intern expert Lauren Berger shares with us her top tips for negotiating a starting salary.

How much money can you earn driving for Uber or Lyft?

How Much Money Can You Really Make Driving For Uber or Lyft?

Being a driver for Uber or Lyft seems like a great side hustle. However, after the costs of driving strangers around town you might not earn as much as you’d think. We did the research to find out if it’s really worth your time.

9 Great Gift Ideas for Men

Premium Gift Ideas For Men That Matter

Finding perfect gifts for the men in your life is never easy. Here are nine gift ideas for men that they will always appreciate, even if they never thought to ask…

I tracked how much I spent on coffee for 2 years. Ouch.

I Tracked How Much I Spent On Coffee Over Two Years. Ouch, Just Ouch.

Everybody’s heard of the “latte factor”…that daily coffee habit really adds up. While we don’t believe focusing on cutting back on $3 coffees is necessarily the best way to overhaul your finances, it might be worth tracking your habit. I did, and I was stunned.