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Financial Advice from America’s Founding Fathers
credit & debt

Financial Advice from America’s Founding Fathers

What money-management guidance can we glean from the words — and experience — of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and others?
June 30, 2022
Beneficiary Designations: 5 Critical Mistakes to Avoid
retirement

Beneficiary Designations: 5 Critical Mistakes to Avoid

You may be surprised at how easy it is to make an expensive mistake with your beneficiary designations. Here's how to help avoid the five most common …
June 6, 2022
30 Best Kirkland Products You Should Buy at Costco
Costco

30 Best Kirkland Products You Should Buy at Costco

Many of warehouse club Costco's store-branded Kirkland Signature items get high marks for quality and value. Check out our picks.
June 3, 2022
Things You’ll Regret Keeping in a Safe Deposit Box
savings

Things You’ll Regret Keeping in a Safe Deposit Box

Locking up certain important documents and valuables in a bank vault could turn into a headache for you or your heirs.
May 18, 2022
The 25 Cheapest U.S. Cities to Live In
places to live

The 25 Cheapest U.S. Cities to Live In

Take a look at our list of American cities with the lowest costs of living. Is one of the cheapest cities in the U.S. right for you?
April 28, 2022

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ABLE Accounts Give Disabled More Financial Freedom
Financial Planning

ABLE Accounts Give Disabled More Financial Freedom

People with disabilities, and their families, can save for a variety of expenses in these tax-advantaged accounts.
April 27, 2022
Getting Married? Don’t Forget to Talk Money First
family savings

Getting Married? Don’t Forget to Talk Money First

Whether or not you merge your finances, you need to be on the same page.
April 26, 2022
7 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund
Tax Breaks

7 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Nearly 60% of taxpayers expect a refund this year, and many will receive a larger amount.
April 22, 2022
Best Things to Buy at Dollar Tree Dollar Stores
Making Your Money Last

Best Things to Buy at Dollar Tree Dollar Stores

You might be surprised by some of the items you can and should purchase for just a buck.
April 19, 2022
How to Get a Car Deal in This Market
Buying & Leasing a Car

How to Get a Car Deal in This Market

Low inventories mean it’s hard to haggle on price, but you can still negotiate on financing when shopping for a new or used car.
March 28, 2022
Talking Money With Your Spouse
personal finance

Talking Money With Your Spouse

These should be important conversations that will be helpful in the long run.
March 28, 2022
How Much Does Amazon Prime Cost for a Membership 2022?
Amazon Prime

How Much Does Amazon Prime Cost for a Membership 2022?

With the price of Amazon Prime rising 17% in 2022, the question remains: Is it worth it? We’ll run you through what you get (and ways you might pay le…
March 15, 2022
Gas-Saving Tips That Actually Work
Buying & Leasing a Car

Gas-Saving Tips That Actually Work

When fuel prices soar, all kinds of gas-saving schemes get floated. We separate the serious from the silly for you.
March 11, 2022
The Future of Certified Financial Planners with Kamila Elliott
Becoming an Investor

The Future of Certified Financial Planners with Kamila Elliott

CFPs will tell you (and we’d agree) that not all financial advice is the same. We talk with the chair of the CFP Board about what she’s doing to prese…
March 8, 2022
40 Ways to Earn Extra Cash in 2022
business

40 Ways to Earn Extra Cash in 2022

We flag a wide variety of cool side hustles to earn bonus bucks for expenses both expected and unexpected as we begin to emerge from the pandemic.
March 2, 2022
How to Motivate Kids to Save
personal finance

How to Motivate Kids to Save

It's not easy teaching your child to save. Here are some ways readers have incentivized their kids to keep track of their finances.
February 24, 2022
Amazon Prime Fees Are Rising. Here’s How to Cancel Your Amazon Prime Membership
Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime Fees Are Rising. Here’s How to Cancel Your Amazon Prime Membership

Amazon Prime will soon cost $139 a year, $180 for those who pay monthly. If you’re a subscriber, maybe it’s time to rethink your relationship. Here’s …
February 18, 2022
Even Your Pet Needs an Estate Plan
estate planning

Even Your Pet Needs an Estate Plan

Who will feed Fifi once you’re gone? It's something you should probably put in writing. There are three different ways to do that, some offering more …
February 17, 2022
Make a Plan for Your Parents' Care
Caregiving

Make a Plan for Your Parents' Care

The ideal time to begin talking with your parents is before they need care.
January 24, 2022
22 Products You’ll Waste Money Buying at Warehouse Clubs
Costco

22 Products You’ll Waste Money Buying at Warehouse Clubs

We talked to shopping experts to find out which products shoppers should steer clear of (and why) at warehouse clubs Costco, Sam’s Club and BJ’s.
January 22, 2022
Last-minute Gifts That Save Money All Year
spending

Last-minute Gifts That Save Money All Year

Supply chain issues may not have motivated you to buy early and now you’re panicked. No need to worry; we’ve got you covered.
December 9, 2021
Honey, We Need to Talk About Money
Women & Money

Honey, We Need to Talk About Money

Instead of focusing on the numbers, couples might have more success discussing their goals.
November 24, 2021
How to Choose the Right Payment App
banking

How to Choose the Right Payment App

Using PayPal, Venmo, Zelle and other apps is convenient, but there are pros and cons to each.
November 23, 2021
Shop for a New Wireless Plan and Save Big
Smart Buying

Shop for a New Wireless Plan and Save Big

Competition is fierce, and carriers are dangling free phones and streaming subscriptions.
November 23, 2021
Are You Financially Ready to Have Children?
family savings

Are You Financially Ready to Have Children?

Yes, children are expensive. Can you handle it? A financial planner with a new baby at home has some helpful suggestions and guidelines for all the po…
November 22, 2021
Changes Coming to Flood Insurance with Laura Lightbody
Becoming a Homeowner

Changes Coming to Flood Insurance with Laura Lightbody

The National Flood Insurance Program is getting an overhaul that could send your rates up (or down). We dig into what's changing with this coverage th…
November 19, 2021