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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…
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…
15 things that are cheaper in retirement
15 things that are cheaper in retirement Investing & Retirement June 15, 2017
Life isn't cheap and saving for retirement isn't always easy. But once you hit that magical age, you can begin…
Study: Making this move in your retirement plan at work gets you $120,000 extra
Study: Making this move in your retirement plan at work gets you $120,000 extra Money & Credit June 14, 2017
More and more of us are being offered a Roth 401(k) at work. How does it differ from a traditional…
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Do you use a debit card? This is the #1 way to protect against unauthorized charges Money & Credit June 13, 2017
If you're a longtime follower of money expert Clark Howard, you'll know he's no fan of debit cards. He's long…
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Clark’s take: These investment companies offer you the best bang for your buck Investing & Retirement June 12, 2017
Investing is one of things that can get so complicated that it makes some people just want to run away…
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Bitcoin: Bubble mania or legit investing opportunity? Money & Credit June 12, 2017
Cryptocurrency is all the buzz right now thanks the massive run-up in value that bitcoin has seen over the past…
28 ways to bring in extra cash each month
28 ways to bring in extra cash each month Money & Credit June 10, 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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2009 all over again? Surge in unpaid credit card bills compromises Americans’ financial future Money & Credit June 9, 2017
More and more Americans are missing their credit card payments for so long that the banks are writing off those…
Missed a monthly payment? Take these steps immediately
Missed a monthly payment? Take these steps immediately Money & Credit June 8, 2017
Maybe money is tight; you had more expenses (or less income) than you expected and something has to give. Or…
Is your social media habit causing you to overspend?
Is your social media habit causing you to overspend? Money & Credit June 8, 2017
Social media is a multi-billion-dollar industry where ordinary people become overnight sensations and companies cash in on people’s apparently insatiable…
Right now is the best time to get a mortgage or refinance yet this year
Right now is the best time to get a mortgage or refinance yet this year Money & Credit June 7, 2017
Thinking about refinancing your existing home mortgage or moving and getting into another mortgage? Now is the time to do…
Want to be rich? Follow these 11 habits of super successful people
Want to be rich? Follow these 11 habits of super successful people Money & Credit June 4, 2017
Everyone is looking for the ultimate secret to success — that one plan, idea, tip or piece of advice that will…
13 smart moves to set yourself up for financial success
13 smart moves to set yourself up for financial success Money & Credit June 3, 2017
Finally having a steady income can be exciting — sometimes a little too exciting. It's easy to get into financial trouble in…
61 ways to take your frugalness to the next level
61 ways to take your frugalness to the next level Money & Credit June 1, 2017
I recently went through a magazine (that I get for free in the mail) and took out all the perfume…
6 easy ways to save more money every month without pinching pennies
6 easy ways to save more money every month without pinching pennies Budgeting & Saving June 1, 2017
If saving money was easy, everyone would be doing it. Unfortunately, the excuses for not are easy to stack — what…
10 things to know about Social Security in 2017
10 things to know about Social Security in 2017 Money & Credit June 1, 2017
Would you be able to survive on $1,360 a month? That was the average monthly Social Security benefit for a…
Credit scores hit record high, giving more Americans access to cheaper loans and lower interest rates
Credit scores hit record high, giving more Americans access to cheaper loans and lower interest rates Money & Credit May 31, 2017
Great news for U.S. consumers. There's a new trend afoot that means you can expect access to better interest rates…
The great debate between active and passive investing
The great debate between active and passive investing Investing & Retirement May 31, 2017
“Any philosophy that can fit in a nutshell belongs there.” That bit of wisdom goes double for investment philosophy. For…
3 rules for buying gold
3 rules for buying gold Money & Credit May 26, 2017
Humans are pack animals. We tend to go with the herd more often than not — even if we think…
12 ways to get a bigger Social Security check
12 ways to get a bigger Social Security check Money & Credit May 24, 2017
How confident are you that you'll have the money necessary to retire when the time comes? If you're depending solely…
Warning: 3 big problems with Visa gift cards
Warning: 3 big problems with Visa gift cards Money & Credit May 24, 2017
When you’re looking to buy someone a gift but don’t know what to get, money expert Clark Howard wants you…
How to pick the right pre-paid card
How to pick the right pre-paid card Money & Credit May 22, 2017
You see them when you go into drug stores, gas stations, convenience stores, supermarkets, discount stores, you name it. They’re…
Moving to one of these 9 states could save you thousands
Moving to one of these 9 states could save you thousands Money & Credit May 19, 2017
Each year, taxpayers pay trillions in income taxes. In fact, the government collected approximately $3 trillion last year. If you’re…
10 free or cheap Social Security calculators to help you plan retirement
10 free or cheap Social Security calculators to help you plan retirement Money & Credit May 18, 2017
The question of when to take Social Security is a vexing one. If you claim your benefit too early, you…
11 retirement planning tips for people in their 60s
11 retirement planning tips for people in their 60s Money & Credit May 17, 2017
Congratulations! You've reached your 60s. Now you have a great retirement to look forward to — wait, you say you…
10 ways you can be as frugal as famous billionaires
10 ways you can be as frugal as famous billionaires Money & Credit May 16, 2017
Think the super rich spend their money freely on anything they want? Think again. Read more: 5 frugal activities that…
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7 ways to save more for retirement in your 50s Money & Credit May 16, 2017
A lot of people get a later start in life when it comes to saving. It's human nature that most…
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