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Is There A Free Credit Card With Maximum Travel Points?

June 22, 2017 | Jason Steele

Yes, and it has an annual-fee cousin that’s even better.

Americans Wish They Saved More

June 21, 2017 | Gregory Cox

Not saving enough for retirement is a bigger regret than taking on too much debt

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This “Money-Pit” Ruined Lindsay’s Finances

June 21, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

It left the Notorious D.E.B.T. writer and her husband hopelessly in debt — but they’re making a comeback.

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How Friendly Is The IRS? Will They Work With Us?

June 21, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This week: A reader needs to rely on the kindness of the IRS. Believe it or not, that can work.

Students Relying Less on Parents to Pay for College

June 20, 2017 | Ryan Lynch

 Facing higher costs, teens are relying more on scholarships, grants and their own savings.

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Student Loans: What America Doesn’t Know Is Killing Us

June 20, 2017 | Joe Pye

Most borrowers have no idea what they’ll owe in the future – or even how many years their loans are for

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This Week Around The Web

June 20, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Make extra money, save money, family theft and pet care costs.

Paying credit card debt with your 401k could delay retirement significantly

We Grade Our Retirement Plans On a Curve

June 19, 2017 | Joe Pye

Americans give themselves a passing grade on saving for retirement, but most are failing.

How Much Is Too Much for Wedding Music?

June 19, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Some pro musicians are doing wedding tours between release tours. But at $7,000 a song, you have better options.

How One Of the 10 Commandments Can Predict Your Debt

June 19, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

If you break this Commandment, you’re probably broke.

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6 Cellphone Secrets That Can Save You Hundreds of Dollars a Year

June 16, 2017 | Money Talks News

You can pay less for more service. Here’s how.

Millennials Out-Save Older Generations

June 16, 2017 | Joe Pye

They are more conservative with their money at younger ages than previous generations

By the Numbers

Driving and Cruising with Debt

June 16, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Oh, the things you could do — and buy — if you weren’t buried in debt.

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Women Struggling Hard with Retirement Savings

June 15, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Women are still primary caregivers, still earn less than their male counterparts, and still don’t believe they are financially ready for retirement.

Do you know about the value of EMV credit cards?

The Best Prepaid Debit Cards Available Right Now

June 15, 2017 | Jason Steele

They can really cost you. But you can outsmart them – and even profit from them.

Job Recruiters Are Making Great Money

June 14, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Job recruiters are seeing faster-than-average wage growth compared to other jobs around the country.

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Steve Snapped Out of His Spending Spree

June 14, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

He and his wife decided a retired life on the road meant more to them.

How Do I Stop Being a Co-Signer On A Student Loan?

June 14, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know how to stop being financially responsible for someone else’s debt.

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Women are Better Than Men at Money Management

June 13, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Women are not only better at saving, but also at investing. However, women don’t know they are better than men at money management.

What if I stopped paying my credit cards?

Middle Class Millennials Struggle With Employment

June 13, 2017 | Joe Pye

Having a credit score under 700 is related to difficulties holding onto jobs and living on your own.

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This Week Around The Web

June 13, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Saving money, divorce, the war on debt, financial goals and more.

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Why Health Savings Accounts Are Booming Right Now

June 12, 2017 | Dori Zinn

As many older Americans gripe with how to afford retirement, they’re taking advantage of health savings accounts now more than ever.

Tough Talk: Terminal Illness And Your Finances

June 12, 2017 | Lucy Lazarony

For two decades, Dean Sperantsas managed investments for a wide range of clients, handling millions of dollars. But his toughest job involved far smaller sums – caring for both his parents and his wife before they died, while also managing their money. Sperantsas is what’s known as a “chartered financial analyst,” which means he passed three rounds of tests […]

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How The Government Adds To Student Loan Debt When It Tries To Lower It

June 12, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

What happens when an obscure lawsuit sways a federal judge? Chaos.

How to Avoid Identity Theft

We Make Identity Theft Too Easy

June 9, 2017 | Joe Pye

More than half of Americans have been, or know, a victim of identity theft. They still barely protect themselves.

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8 Essential Documents for Estate Planning

June 9, 2017 | Money Talks News

You may not shed your mortal coil for many years, but do this NOW.

By the Numbers

By The Numbers: That’s Just Sick!

June 9, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: We can’t get over these under-the-weather stats.

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Don’t Take Advantage of Credit Card Cash Advances

June 8, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Consumers are paying much more in cash advances than what they take out. Here’s a breakdown of the costs.

Everyone’s At Risk Of Identity Theft

June 8, 2017 | Gregory Cox

Rich or poor, hackers want your information

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Beware of Buried Expenses When Selling Your Home

June 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Homeowners don’t realize that they can pay upwards of $15,000 just to sell their home.

Marcus from Minimally Nerdy

The “Geek Life” Nearly Ruined Marcus’ Finances

June 7, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

His collection of action figures, games and comics defined him, but he transformed.

Is It Legal For Debt Collectors To Ring My Doorbell?

June 7, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This week: A reader asks about debt collectors, repo men, and “Fonzi” schemes.

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Are You Paying the Wrong Debt First?

June 6, 2017 | Dori Zinn

We’re paying off unsecured personal loans faster than auto loans, mortgages, and credit cards and we probably shouldn’t be.

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This Week Around The Web

June 6, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Wasted stuff, experiencing life, doing nothing, summer adventures and more.