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New Study: Nearly Half of Americans Admit to Committing Financial InfidelityNew Study: Nearly Half of Americans Admit to Committing Financial Infidelity
New Study: 3 Ways You Might Be Financially Cheating on Your Partner Money & Credit February 11, 2020
More people are hiding their finances from their partners than ever before, according to a new study. A poll from…
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Study: Increasing Your Credit Score Could Save You Over $56,000 Money & Credit February 3, 2020
A recent study indicates that improving your credit score by just 70 points can qualify you for much better interest…
Big Changes for Your Credit Score Are Coming in 2020
Big Changes for Your Credit Score Are Coming in 2020 Money & Credit January 30, 2020
Consumers who fall into debt and look to catch up by taking out personal loans will most likely see their…
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Big Changes Coming to Your Retirement Account in 2020 and Beyond Investing & Retirement January 23, 2020
If you've got a 401(k) or IRA, a brand new piece of legislation called the SECURE Act is making some…
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What to Know About Money and Divorce Money & Credit January 16, 2020
Divorce is a brutal experience. At a time when your heart is aching, it is hard to think through all…
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7 Best Free Checking Accounts in 2020 Banks & Banking January 14, 2020
Looking for the best free checking accounts that come with no fees and easy access to your money? It’s getting…
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IRS Announces Beginning of Tax Season for 2020 Taxes January 7, 2020
Ladies and gentlemen, mark your calendars! The Internal Revenue Service has announced it will begin accepting tax returns on January…
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8 of the Best Savings Accounts in 2020 Banks & Banking January 2, 2020
Looking for the best savings account to grow your money in a safe way? There are a lot of choices…
Got a Gift Card for Christmas? Read This!
Got a Gift Card for Christmas? Read This! Money & Credit December 26, 2019
Christmas is a time of goodwill and gifts, but also gift cards. Countless people this holiday season will receive gift…
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Here Are the New IRS Tax Brackets for 2020 Taxes December 12, 2019
Each year, the change of the calendar brings with it new IRS tax brackets. Here's a look at what you…
5 Things to Know Before You Use Zelle
5 Things to Know Before You Use Zelle Banks & Banking December 11, 2019
Payment apps that allow people to send and receive money with a few taps on their smartphones have exploded over…
Digit-App-Review
Digit Review: An App to Automate Savings Budgeting & Saving December 9, 2019
Digit is trying to change the way consumers think about making budgeting decisions. In fact, some might say the financial…
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Here’s Your Holiday Tipping Guide for 2019 Money & Credit December 6, 2019
It's that time of the year again when our thoughts turn to how grateful we are for family, friends and…
How to Choose the Best Charities for Your Donation
How to Choose the Best Charities for Your Donations Money & Credit December 3, 2019
One thing the best charities all have in common is that they allow you to easily see where your donated…
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New Report: These Big Banks Have the Happiest Customers Banks & Banking November 19, 2019
Money expert Clark Howard is not a big fan of what he calls the "giant monster mega-banks" but for many…
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2020 Retirement Contribution Limits: 401(k), Roth IRA, Traditional IRA and More Investing & Retirement November 14, 2019
Ready to save money for retirement? It's helpful to be aware of current retirement contribution limits so you know how…
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Hiring a Fee-Only Financial Planner? Here’s What You Need to Look for First Investing & Retirement October 23, 2019
Finding a good financial planner can be tricky in the absence of a fiduciary rule requiring investment advisors to act…
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How to Find a Free ATM Near You: Allpoint, MoneyPass, CO-OP Financial Services and More Banks & Banking October 23, 2019
Want to find a free ATM near you? With ATM fees rising each year, it's more important than ever to…
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6 Best Ways to Save for Retirement in Your 30s Investing & Retirement October 22, 2019
Are you starting to save for retirement in your 30s? This decade of your life can be one of the…
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5 Reasons Why Clark Howard Hates Big Banks Banks & Banking October 16, 2019
If you've ever heard Clark Howard speak on his radio show or podcast, you probably know that he hates big…
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Why You Should Be Careful About Lending Money to Family and Friends Money & Credit October 14, 2019
Have you ever loaned money to a family member or friend? If so, were you paid back? If you answered…
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5 Best Ways to Save for Retirement in Your 40s Investing & Retirement October 11, 2019
Wondering about the best way to save for retirement in your 40s? Mid-life is a crucial point in any saver's…
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Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2020 Is 1.6% Investing & Retirement October 10, 2019
The Social Security Administration (SSA) just announced a nominal year-over-year rise in monthly benefits for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income…
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SteadiPay Review: 6 Things to Know Before You Download the App Money & Credit October 7, 2019
Credit card companies love to lure consumers in with promotional gifts, offers and rewards. But we all know the associated…
This mistake at the ATM is costing you nearly $250 a year
This Mistake at the ATM Could Be Costing You Nearly $250 a Year Money & Credit October 4, 2019
If you think you're paying more when you get money out of a bank ATM that's not your own, you're…
5 things you can buy and then sell for easy cash
5 Things You Can Buy and Resell for Easy Cash Shopping & Retail September 30, 2019
One legitimate way to make extra money is to buy and resell items online, at yard sales or flea markets.…
IRS form 1040-SR
1040-SR: What you need to know about the new tax form for seniors Taxes September 25, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is showing off how it hopes to simplify the federal income tax-filing process for around…
This Bank Account Trick Makes It Easy to Save for That Next Getaway
This Bank Account Trick Makes It Easy to Save for That Next Getaway Money & Credit September 23, 2019
It's no secret that many Americans find it difficult to save money for vacation. But there's an easy and creative…
Here are the best & worst places to live for retirees
Here are the best & worst places to live for retirees Investing & Retirement September 17, 2019
Many Americans know that when they reach retirement age, a life of comfort won't necessarily come from the income they've…
How to Teach Young Kids About Money
How to Teach Young Kids About Money Money & Credit September 13, 2019
Money expert Clark Howard feels so strongly about the importance of teaching kids the value of money that he wrote an…