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It's happened to most of us: we get a credit card with the best of intentions and suddenly find ourselves overwhelmed by more debt than we can afford. While a lot of people hold out hope for a promotion or a lottery win to save them from their ...

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.

How a Horse and a Donkey Can Help You Build Wealth

Whenever you have the opportunity, help your neighbors. Generosity and charity are investments in your community's future, which in turn benefits you. See how a horse and donkey learned that important lesson.

Credit Check: Review Your Credit Report

Informed consumers who take action to protect their individual financial interests and their credit records are the bedrock of a healthy American economy. Our educational infographic helps consumers conduct a basic annual credit health self-assessment to protect one of their most valuable financial assets: their good name.

The Donkey in the Lion's Skin

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.



    Back to School Deals: What to Buy in August

    July 28, 2014 - By Lauren W - Tips for Best Credit Card for College Students
    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 essentials (think office supplies and organization tools for your home).

    Best Place to Buy Tires Online

    July 23, 2014 - Cars
    It’s that time again. No, it’s not time to go to the dentist, but it is time for new tires. We are talking not just about new tires, but good tires. Good tires that will ensure your dream car has that added touch, or your in-between junker makes it from your home to point B (whether that’s the mountains, your job, or your kids’ school).

    Study: Best Student Loans: Stafford vs Perkins vs Plus

    July 21, 2014 - Tips for Best Credit Card for College Students
    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.

    When is the Best Time to Buy a Used Car

    July 18, 2014 - By Erin K - Tips for Cars
    Buying a car is a huge purchase, so you want to make sure you’re getting the very best deal possible. When you’re convinced that a used car makes the most sense (after all, the value of new car shrinks significantly once you drive off the lot), keep your savvy spending streak alive even further by making your purchase only during certain times of the year.

    Best Roth IRA Providers

    July 16, 2014 - By Ross F - Etrade vs Scottrade vs Ameritrade
    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 ...

    IKEA vs Target

    July 14, 2014 - 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.

    When to Buy a Laptop

    July 11, 2014 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Best Credit Card for College Students
    Have you finally decided to bite the bullet and replace that outdated, sluggish laptop? When browsing for a new computing partner that best suits your needs, you will quickly find prices that range from very affordable to somewhat outrageous. But if you stick to certain times of the year, you could save a nice chunk of change without having to settle for an inferior product.

    Best States for Working Mothers

    July 10, 2014 - By Jasmine W - Tips for Working Mothers Statistics
    Working mothers know a dirty little secret: They can’t actually have it all. They are constantly pushed and pulled between their home life and their work life, trying to give 100% in all of their roles and not quite meeting the demands they put on themselves.

    Best Online Savings Bank

    July 9, 2014 - By Colleen O'Connor-Grant - How Compound Interest Works
    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.

    Freshbooks vs Wave

    July 8, 2014 - By Sarah G - Best Business Credit Card
    Whether you're working on sending out invoices, paying taxes, or managing cash flow, there’s more than enough to do on any given day of running a small business. All those minutes of doing non-essential tasks can really add up, taking you away from making progress in moving your business forward.

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