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Today's New Moms: Expenses and Employment Challenges

Few things change a woman’s life more than becoming a mother. Physically, emotionally, and financially, post-baby life is a whole new country full of its own joys and terrors. The good news is, there are plenty of travel guides to this new land—after all, more than 80 million mothers are in the United States, and 1.6 million babies were born to first-time moms in 2010 alone.

Identity Theft Protection: Protect Your Good Name

As identity theft rebounds, our new infographic offers tips to protect your money and good name.

Your Refrigerator Can Provide Cold Hard Lessons in Personal Finance

Buying a refrigerator is likely the only big-ticket consumer shopping experience all Americans universally will share at some point in their adult lives, based on government data showing that this commonplace appliance is used by 99.8 percent of the households in the United States. Although it may seem simple at first, purchasing a refrigerator requires careful consideration of not only its features but how you are going to finance the purchase.

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.

Life After College: Recent Graduate's Guide to the Real World

While in college, it’s normal to have help from parents or student loans in order to pay the monthly bills. So graduating and taking your first steps into the “real world” is often a very scary experience. This infographic helps to spell out the steps you’ll be facing when it comes to independently handling your finances.



    New Survey: 39.4% Have Less Than $500 in Savings

    April 23, 2014 - By Jasmine W - News for Monthly Savings Plan
    Four in 10 people have not set aside at least $500 in savings, according to a new 2014 survey by CreditDonkey.com, a credit card comparison website. That leaves a very small safety net for emergencies and is pretty risky. For those with lots of assets or large families, $500 can go very quickly in a crisis. Just one week out of work or a broken-down car could send those without an emergency fund into an ugly place — one where they are overly dependent on credit or become delinquent payers ...
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    Study: Happiest Cities in New York

    April 22, 2014 - By Tina O - Tips for Can Money Buy Happiness?
    The state of New York is one of the epicenters of the global media, finance, and entertainment industries, and, by extension, is home to some of the coolest companies in the world. But sometimes it’s really hard to drag yourself out of bed every morning if the pay isn’t that good, the job’s not that fun, and the office is boring.

    What to Buy (and Not Buy) in May

    April 21, 2014 - By Lauren W - Tips for Deals
    The month of a May offers a huge lead-time for deal hunters. You have the whole month to plan for some big savings; with Memorial Day weekend and its reliable three-day opportunity for price breaks, you can score some discounted purchases to round out your spring organizational tasks or start your summer off right.

    Study: Happiest Cities in California

    April 15, 2014 - By Tina O - Tips for Can Money Buy Happiness?
    California is home to some of the coolest industries - and by extension, some of the coolest jobs - in the world. But it’s still hard to drag yourself out of bed every morning if the pay isn’t that good, the job itself isn’t that fun, and the office is boring. That reality goes double in California, where for many residents, the commute to work involves a clogged eight-lane freeway filled with angry drivers who have 45-plus minutes before getting to their destination.
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Study: Happiest Cities

    April 14, 2014 - By Tina O - Tips for Can Money Buy Happiness?
    People often dream of escaping to the “big city” to pursue their dreams of being actors/rock stars/writers/corporate raiders. The idea is alluring, after all: power lunches at fancy restaurants, memberships at country clubs, hobnobbing at big galas - they’re all part of the fantasy.

    Study: Happiest Small Cities

    April 7, 2014 - By Tina O - Tips for Can Money Buy Happiness?
    Does this version of a day in the life of an unhappy worker sound familiar? You drag yourself out of bed at 6 a.m. and sit in traffic for an hour while you listen to off-color morning-radio DJs named Crazy Al and Goober. When you finally get to work, you think about how little money you’re making and that you can’t get a job anywhere else, because there are no good job openings where you live. Before you know it, your boss starts giving you a hard time and has you making copies. Then, of ...
    New York, New York

    Study: Most Generous Cities

    April 3, 2014 - By Tina O - Tips for Why Volunteering is Good for You
    Famous author Mignon McLaughlin once said, “We’d all like a reputation for generosity, and we’d all like to buy it cheap.” In other words, if you throw just a penny in the Salvation Army bucket at Christmas, can you get away with calling yourself kindhearted?
    The Donkey in the Lion's Skin

    The Donkey in the Lion's Skin

    April 1, 2014 - By Mike Foster - Tips for The CreditDonkey Manifesto
    While you might initially impress people with new, expensive clothes, eventually your true nature will shine through. Better to spend wisely than to spend just to impress others.

    10 Money Saving Tips for a Road Trip

    March 28, 2014 - By Tammy K - Tips for Gas
    We've found the secret to saving money on road trips: A big dose of planning. Okay, that might not be much of a secret, but everything from those junk food indulgences to the stomach-churning cash spent at the pump can be managed -- and often minimized -- with a little advance planning.

    8 Life and Money Lessons Learned from Senior Citizens

    March 20, 2014 - Tips for Financial Literacy
    When it comes to economics, senior citizens have seen it all, from the Great Depression to the booming ’70s job market to the semi-recovery state we’re in now.

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