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Squirrel away money for the future with Acorns — one purchase at a time Investing & Retirement July 21, 2017
It's a new day for investors thanks to a fresh crop of financial technology companies that let you start investing…
30 easy ways to make extra money each month
30 easy ways to make extra money each month Money & Credit July 20, 2017
Whether you're trying to pay off debt, save more toward retirement or just boost your monthly income, there are a…
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New rules will limit the hurt from medical debt starting Sept. 15 Money & Credit July 17, 2017
After more than two years of delays, new rules granting consumers some relief from the harm medical debt can do…
Buying a home? Here are 9 costly mortgage mistakes to avoid
Buying a home? Here are 9 costly mortgage mistakes to avoid Homes & Real Estate July 15, 2017
A house will likely be the biggest purchase you make in your lifetime — so you don't want to mess…
How a 15-year-old with 3 jobs is already saving for the future
How a 15-year-old with 3 jobs is already saving for the future Money & Credit July 14, 2017
Whether he’s helping out at his mother’s antique store, running his own eco-friendly lawn care business or clerking for an…
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6 ways to start investing when you only have $100 or less Money & Credit July 14, 2017
When it comes to investing, keeping costs low is the name of the game. That's because management fees and annual…
Pretirement: Your free financial independence countdown clock
Pretirement: Your free financial independence countdown clock Money & Credit July 13, 2017
How many times have you gotten the itch to grab a coffee on the way to work and thought, "Come…
Your budget isn’t working? Try managing your money the old-fashioned way
Your budget isn’t working? Try managing your money the old-fashioned way Money & Credit July 12, 2017
There are so many people who've tried every budgeting tip and trick in the book but still can't seem to…
12 things you’re paying too much for
12 things you’re paying too much for Money & Credit July 12, 2017
We're all guilty of paying for convenience sometimes, whether it's a quick download or an overpriced bottle of water. But when…
15 new commission-free ETFs from Charles Schwab
15 new commission-free ETFs from Charles Schwab Money & Credit July 11, 2017
The battle for your investment dollar is heating up now that Charles Schwab has introduced 15 new exchange-traded funds (ETFs)…
Follow this #1 rule to avoid big credit card debt
Follow this #1 rule to avoid big credit card debt Money & Credit July 10, 2017
The word “debt” typically carries a negative connotation — which makes sense when you consider all the debt Americans owe…
New report: The best tippers usually leave around 20%
New report: The best tippers usually leave around 20% Money & Credit July 10, 2017
When you go out to dinner, how much do you tip your restaurant server? A new CreditCards.com report found that…
Save $1,000+ with this 12-week money challenge
Save $1,000+ with this 12-week money challenge Budgeting & Saving July 10, 2017
All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves series. Check…
11 places you should never use a debit card
11 places you should never use a debit card Money & Credit July 8, 2017
A lot of people stick with a debit card as a way to control their spending and avoid racking up big…
Retire sooner using the ‘Fill The Gap’ strategy
Retire sooner using the ‘Fill The Gap’ strategy Investing & Retirement July 7, 2017
How much money do you need to retire? To hear Wall Street tell it, you need to amass between $1…
Ceiling fan vs. A.C.: How to stay cool and save in the heat
Ceiling fan vs. A.C.: How to stay cool and save in the heat Money & Credit July 6, 2017
When it comes to staying cool in the summertime heat, one of the primary concerns is cost. things can get…
This mistake costs the average family $94,000 in retirement
This mistake costs the average family $94,000 in retirement Money & Credit July 2, 2017
The idea of adequate retirement planning can mean different things to different people — especially when you consider lifestyle expectations. But…
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10 cheap places to retire that offer great quality of life Money & Credit June 28, 2017
When it comes to retirement, you want to live in a place where you'll enjoy a great quality of life…
How to choose and switch to a better bank for you
How to choose and switch to a better bank for you Money & Credit June 26, 2017
Choosing the right bank can be tricky, especially if you aren't quite sure what to look for and haven't had…
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Good news: These 2 pieces of negative info will no longer harm your credit score Credit Reports & Scores June 26, 2017
The way your credit score is calculated is about to undergo a change that is likely to help a lot…
13 fees that are a total waste of your hard-earned money
13 fees that are a total waste of your hard-earned money Money & Credit June 25, 2017
It seems like pretty much everything comes with fees these days — some we know about and some we don't.…
The easiest way to get into the habit of saving money
The easiest way to get into the habit of saving money Money & Credit June 23, 2017
According to a recent survey by Bankrate, Americans are getting a little bit better at saving money. In fact, only 24%…
40 things you can do today to take control of your money
40 things you can do today to take control of your money Money & Credit June 21, 2017
With a timeline and a list of goals to achieve, you may find that you're capable of being much more…
Beck Bamberger
5 tips from a woman on track to retire at 40 Money & Credit June 21, 2017
Beck Bamberger is a savings success story. The 32-year-old CEO of her own multi-million dollar public relations firm saves an…
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Free Credit Score Guide: Understanding your score and what you can do to improve it Money & Credit June 20, 2017
Your credit score is a number that represents how well you’ve managed all of your financial obligations (your bills, accounts…
Follow this simple chart to become a millionaire
Follow this simple chart to become a millionaire Money & Credit June 20, 2017
If you've always aspired to become a millionaire, or just thought about it from time to time, there’s a helpful chart…
7 things debt-free people never do
7 things debt-free people never do Money & Credit June 20, 2017
Are you ready to become debt free? People who are debt-free often have a completely different mindset than those who carry debt.…
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CHART: Save this percentage of your income based on your years until retirement Money & Credit June 20, 2017
"Begin with the end in mind." It's a classic piece of advice culled from the pages of Stephen Covey’s seminal…
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You won’t believe who the new savings champs are! Money & Credit June 20, 2017
Looks like the young whippersnappers can teach a few of us old folks about saving money! A new poll of…
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