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Five things to do immediately after losing your job.

5 Things To Do Right After You Lose Your Job

Fired? A layoff may be one of the worst moments of your life, but how you handle the setback is important. These five action steps will help you make the best of a scary situation.

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Will Your Car Insurance Come Through After An Accident? Lessons Learned From A Total Loss

Last fall, an errant driver broadsided my Ford Escape, trapping me inside until firefighters cut the car apart with the jaws of life. This is what I learned about the hassles and — even though I had car insurance — the significant costs of being in an accident.

Upstart provides personal loans -- no credit required.

How Upstart Gives Loans To Young Adults Without Credit Scores

Upstart provides personal loans, no credit required. Upstart is geared towards for college graduates with good jobs who can’t get approved for traditional loans or credit cards simply because they haven’t used credit long enough.

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The best online mortgage lenders compared.

Can You Trust The Mortgage Company You Found On The Web? The Best Online Mortgage Lenders Compared

Internet-based mortgage companies often offer the best mortgage rates, but who are you really working with? We review the best online mortgage lenders so you know whom to trust and what to expect when you get mortgage quotes or apply for a home loan online.

How to open your first ira, choose between traditional and roth, and select investments.

How To Open Your First IRA

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.

What's the difference between personal loans and credit cards -- when should you use each?

Personal Loans Vs Credit Cards: When To Use A Loan Instead Of Plastic

Often, a personal loan can be a more affordable way to finance a large purchase than a credit card. But there are always exceptions.

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Millennials Who Fall Behind In Saving Will Struggle To Retire

This is not your grandfather’s retirement. Gone are days of working 30 years for one company and retiring at 60 with a gold watch and a pension. Today, young adults must save more, start earlier and invest wisely.

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Money Manners: When Your Best Friend Earns More…And Always Picks Up The Check

When you earn less than a close friend, it can be awkward to decline invites to pricey meals and vacations. But should you feel bad if the friend routinely insists on paying your way? And how do you politely decline in the event you simply don’t want to go?

The sunk cost fallacy is an economic principal that can cause us to make irrational decisions based on past expenses that cannot be recovered.

How The Sunk Cost Fallacy Leads You To Make Crappy Financial Decisions

In economics, a sunk cost is a past expense that cannot be recovered. Too often, we mistakenly let these sunk costs influence personal financial decisions. Learning to identify the sunk cost fallacy can help us make better decisions by looking ahead, not back.

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

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?

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Funny Money: 5 Money Mistakes To Avoid In Your 20s

Sure, your 20s are a time to mess up, learn from your mistakes, and grow wiser before life gets even harder. But kind of like herpes, some money mistakes will come back to haunt you year after year. Here are a few you want to try to avoid.

It takes married couples longer to recover from financial arguments than any other kind.

Five Money Talks To Have Before You Get Married

Research shows that it takes married couples longer to recover from money arguments than any other kind. The cure is to talk about money honestly, early and often.

Student loan mistakes that make repaying harder than it has to be.

Common Mistakes That Make Student Loans Hard To Handle

It’s easy to finger colleges’ runaway tuition costs for America’s student debt crisis, but borrowers aren’t always blameless. Four mistakes students make with student loans that can make paying for school unnecessarily more costly.

Student loan interest rates went up on July 1, 2014.

Quick Look: Student Loan Rates Went Up This Week

Interest rates ticked 0.8 percent higher on all federal student loans as of July 1, 2014. Why now’s the time to check your payments and make a payoff plan.

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Don’t Drink And Buy: How Many Of These Ways Have You Wasted Money…While Wasted?

Reflections on some of the stupid things we do with money after overindulging.

ReadyForZero is an online money app that helps you pay off debt on your own.

ReadyForZero: A Money App That Helps You Defeat Debt On Your Own

The online service helps users out of debt with a free repayment plan and — for a monthly fee — can help you automate payments so you don’t slip up.

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How To Save Serious Money On Gas This Summer With Loyalty Cards, More

Gas prices in the United States are creeping higher, but you can stave off at least some of the pain at the pump with new gas station loyalty cards and other fuel rewards programs.

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The Fact Our High Schools Don’t Teach This Subject Is Appalling; Meet The 24-year Old Who Is Fixing It

24-year old Ted Gonder saw something horribly wrong in America’s high schools and started a program to fix it. And President Obama has already called it “one of the best new social innovations anywhere”.