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Financial Tips for Families


If you have any students in your life, give them a high-five for saving you some bucks, because the sales this month are all about school. Even if you don’t need to get school-related items, you have so many opportunities to get a deal on ...

Consumers are constantly torn between the quick rush they get from impulsive purchases and their pressing need to pay off debt. Whether it’s a tempting candy bar at the checkout or that perfect-fitting pair of jeans tried on out of curiosity, ...

As college students prepare to head back to the classroom, many are thinking about all the money they’ll need to shell out for textbooks, supplies, clothes, and dorm decor. But there’s one financial angle most students don’t give much thought ...

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As young adults, Baby Boomers changed the face of college campuses. Later, they helped bring American workplaces into the era of high technology and casual dress codes. Today, the generation is changing what it means to retire.

How to Get Out of Debt

Finding yourself deep in debt can be a discouraging reality. And in the past several years, more and more consumers have found themselves in this situation.



New Tips for Families

    What to Buy on Labor Day

    August 18, 2014 - By Leah Norris - Tips for Deals
    The start of September offers a reprieve from the first few days of school and gives many of us a moment to reflect on our summer. Retailers know this and will come out in full force on Labor Day weekend to entice you off the lounge chairs and into the malls or onto your computer to shop.

    Best Time to Buy a Mattress

    August 15, 2014 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Sleep Statistics
    Has your sleep haven become a place of fitful tossing and turning because you can’t get comfortable? Your mattress could be preventing you from getting a good amount of shut-eye. It’s usually time to invest in a new mattress if it’s a decade or more old.

    Best Time to Buy Patio Furniture

    August 13, 2014 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Study: Best Place to Buy Furniture
    It’s no fun hosting a pool party only to witness your attendees standing around the entire time because you don’t have patio furniture. Before your next gathering, turn your backyard into your second living room. When it’s not pool party season, you can usually find a discount on outside table and chairs.

    Best Time to Buy a Grill

    August 11, 2014 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Grocery
    There’s nothing like a barbecue on a hot summer day, but we say grilling season should last all year. If you live in the coldest, snowiest of climates, sure, there are a few months you do have to keep that grill covered, but the season truly can last longer than July and August. Put on your hoodie and get out there in November, and don’t be shy about warming up your wintery fingers over the grill in early spring. When you’re determined to stretch out the grilling season, you’ll not only be ...

    ETrade Review: Best Online Broker?

    August 9, 2014 - By Cynthia Cohen - Reviews for Best Brokerage Accounts
    To help the novice online investor, including those curious about stock trading but tentative about diving in without a parachute, read this in-depth review of E-Trade to see whether it’s a service you may like to try.

    Study: Best Student Loans: Stafford vs Perkins vs Plus

    July 21, 2014 - Tips for Student
    What to do after high school is one of the biggest decisions a student has to make. Many factors go into deciding which school to attend and which major to pursue. While those choices can reverberate for many years, an equally weighty decision involves how you’re going to pay for all of it.

    Best Roth IRA Providers

    July 16, 2014 - By Ross Frasier - Reviews for Best Brokerage Accounts
    For first-time investors, or young people just starting out, opening a Roth IRA is one of the best money moves you can make. A Roth IRA (Individual Retirement Account) is an easy way to start building your wealth by taking advantage of tax savings that keep the government away from your earnings. Of course, there are rules that must be followed, but once you get going, you’ll find that opening and maintaining a Roth IRA isn’t much different (or harder) than what you do with a checking or ...

    Study: Best Place to Buy Furniture

    July 14, 2014 - Reviews for What to Buy in July
    There’s nothing practical about buying furniture. You have to measure your space, shop around for the look you want and the color you’re after, and then you either have to hope that the piece you’re buying will fit in your car or that you can borrow a friend’s truck. Or pay a hefty delivery fee. And then you have to wait for the delivery.

    Study: Best States for Working Mothers

    July 10, 2014 - By Jasmine Williams - Tips for Working Mothers Statistics
    Here are the states that give working moms their best chances at earning what they are truly worth, while not paying more than they should on housing costs and childcare.

    Study: Best Savings Account

    July 9, 2014 - By Colleen O'Connor-Grant - Reviews for Compound Interest
    The goal of a savings account isn’t just to squirrel away money. A savings account is where your money should grow in value, over time, by earning interest. Ideally, you’ll end up with more money than you started with, and the money is easily accessible to you whenever you need it.

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