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College Grads Moving Back To Mom’s And Dad’s

June 6, 2017 | Joe Pye

College graduates value their degrees even though they can’t afford to live on their own.

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QUIZ: Do You Know American Spending Habits?

June 5, 2017 | Emily Bloch

It’s like a really sad version of ‘The Price is Right,’ because the only prize is knowing how people budget

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Here’s How To Lower Your Homeowners Insurance By Two-Thirds [map]

June 5, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

It’s not as simple as it sounds, but also not as hard as it looks: Raise your credit score.

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Working on the Weekend

May 16, 2017 | Joe Pye

Almost three quarters of Americans put in a full day of work over the weekend every month.

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Should You Hire a Service to Negotiate Your Cable and Other Bills?

May 12, 2017 | Money Talks News

We tried out one of these services. Results? Meh.

4 Ways Home Equity Loans Can Sink Your Finances

May 5, 2017 | Money Talks News

Are you setting yourself up to fail?

Mother and daughter are having fun while drawing at home.

Babysitters Make Much More Than Minimum Wage

May 3, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The national average for babysitting is nearly $14 an hour while minimum wage workers are still making $7.25 an hour.

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How to Refinance Your Car Loan for Long-Haul Savings

April 28, 2017 | Money Talks News

In spite of recent interest rates hikes, you may still be able to save money by refinancing.

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Millennials Figure Out The Housing Market

April 25, 2017 | Joe Pye

They don’t believe in the “American Dream,” but want to move on with adulthood.

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It’s a Seller’s Market, but What Are They Going to Buy?

April 18, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Low inventory on homes means sellers may not find a new place to live.

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We Can’t Afford to Live in Most Major Cities

April 18, 2017 | Joe Pye

Miami, Florida is the number one city in America where people struggle to live comfortably, but the median income isn’t high enough in 80 percent of our biggest cities.

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20 Simple Hacks to Make Your Stuff Last Longer

April 7, 2017 | Money Talks News

You can save a lot of money by not having to replace things as often.

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Women Won’t See Equal Pay Until 2248

April 4, 2017 | Dori Zinn

For Equal Pay Day, women are still far behind men and won’t see equal pay for more than 200 years.

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How You’re Going to Get Hacked This Year

March 23, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The Internet of Things and stolen fingerprints are among the biggest scam predictions for 2017.

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Your Auto Insurance Premiums Are Going Up

March 21, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Depending on where you live, your costs could be up by more than 60 percent.

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Before You Sign Up for That Cool New Monthly Subscription…

March 16, 2017 | Make Change

…consider the hell of trying to cancel it

Family Money Plan

Digging Holes Helped Andrew From Family Money Plan Pay Down Debt

March 8, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Manual labor stinks, but it certainly helped him think toward the future.

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Look Out: Mortgage Payments Will Go Up This Year

March 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn

With the expected raise in the federal funds rate and climbing home values, potential homeowners may be wary about buying this year.

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It’s Not You, It’s the House

March 2, 2017 | Dori Zinn

If you were looking to purchase a house this year, you may not be able to afford it.

Buying a house

You Don’t Need Marriage to Buy a Home

February 27, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Young, unwed couples are buying homes faster than they were a decade ago. While married couples still make up the bulk of homebuyers, 15 percent are couples that aren’t married.

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Netflix Shows Are So Good, Couples Are Cheating

February 17, 2017 | Joe Pye

The majority of couples around the world are watching ahead of each other.

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8 Creative Ways to Clear Clutter

February 17, 2017 | Money Talks News

Swimming against a never-ending tide of stuff? Make 2017 your year of living clutter-free.

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What’s The Difference Between “Used” And “Pre-Owned”?

February 15, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This week: A couple isn’t sure how to replace their two broken-down cars.

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The White House Is A Big League Downgrade For Trump

January 17, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The White House is valued at $400 million but as Donald Trump moves in, he’ll be downgrading.

We need financial education for kids at least as much as sex ed.

7 Foolproof Organizing Tricks You Don’t Know

January 17, 2017 | Money Talks News

Swimming in a sea of paper? Create a simple, sane storage system.

Men and women avoid auto repair shops

Cheap Car Care That Pays Off Big Down the Road

January 3, 2017 | Money Talks News

With a little TLC, today’s vehicles can easily last for 200,000 miles.

Is it time to buy a TV? Shop carefully.

7 Hints to Help You Score the Perfect TV

December 27, 2016 | Money Talks News

How to get a great deal on a television without buying technology you won’t use.

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My Experience With a Get-Rich-Quick Scheme

December 22, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

The things I learned during my time at Than Merrill’s Real Estate Class

Apartment Hunting for Dummies: The Checklist

December 21, 2016 | Jess Miller

Finding a place to live in a new city can be hard, but there are ways to save money and sanity during your search.

16 Simple Steps To Tame An Unruly Refrigerator

November 22, 2016 | Money Talks News

In the grand scheme of things, organizing your refrigerator might seem pretty small potatoes. But in fact, an organized fridge will save money and time while you are contributing to the planet’s health. When your refrigerator is a jungle, you can’t see what’s in there. That means wasting money buying duplicates and letting good food go bad. A Johns Hopkins University study found that: […]

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Homebuyers Are Concerned About Affordability, Especially Millennials

November 21, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony

Rent and home affordability are both major concerns for millennials

Millennials Twice as Likely as Boomers to Use Home Equity Loans

November 16, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony

This new generation embraces an older concept: Homes are investments.

Is Household Debt Creeping Back Up To Recession Level?

November 15, 2016 | Debt.com

Here are the numbers behind what’s happening to household debt, and what they mean. You shouldn’t worry too much.

How much money do you need to be happy?

8 Things Rich People Buy That Make Them Look Dumb

November 8, 2016 | Money Talks News

What’s worse than wasting money? Spending it on things you think make you look good, but really don’t.

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By The Numbers: Work Sucks

November 4, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

We can’t leave, we can’t stay awake.

Should You Use a 401k Loan to Pay for a Bathroom Remodel?

November 3, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher

We ask a CPA for advice. What he says might surprise you.

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Ask The Expert: Help, I’m Upside Down!

October 12, 2016 | Steve Rhode

A reader owes big money on her car and wants to know what she should do next. Here’s what she SHOULDN’T do.

10 Cheap, Effective Ways to Pest-Proof Your Home

October 11, 2016 | Money Talks News

Don’t spend money on costly pest management. You can keep critters away yourself for less.

Are 30-year mortgage rates better?

Before You Get a Reverse Mortgage, Check Out These 15 Alternatives

September 27, 2016 | Money Talks News

A reverse mortgage may be tempting. But consider these cheaper, safer options first.

Are Fixer-Uppers A Financial Downer?

September 21, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony

Fixer-upper homes may not be worth cost of renovations, researchers say.