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Lead a healthy financial life with our easy-to-understand money tips.

How Credit Cards Work: Credit Cards for Beginners

For being such a small piece of plastic, there are a lot of important features and details surrounding credit cards. And most Americans have never learned all of the details. So, take the next couple of minutes to read through the facts; the knowledge could save you quite a bit of money.

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.

Infographic: Credit Card Debt Statistics

Nobody wants to pay more than they have to. But paying even just an extra dollar on all your long-term loans or credit card bills can save you money in the long run.

Balance Transfer Game: What You Should Know

Balance transfers are becoming an increasingly popular way to reign in high interest rates. However, reducing outstanding debt is not always as easy as switching cards. We've put together ground rules every consumer should know before they consider a balance transfer.

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.



    Average Net Worth by Age

    January 8, 2018 - Tips for Investing
    The average American has a net worth of $80,000. Considering the average retiree needs $39,000 per year of retirement, $80,000 won't get anyone very far.

    Average Apartment Rent

    January 6, 2018 - Tips for Why Renting is Better
    Expect to pay an average of $1,350 per month to rent an apartment in the United States. If you live in a high-cost area, like San Francisco, though, start saving now as you could pay an average of $3,253 for a one-bedroom apartment.

    Interracial Marriage Statistics

    January 4, 2018 - Tips for Love
    17% of married couples today are interracial. This wasn't the case just 50 years ago, though. Richard and Mildred Loving helped make it possible with their sacrifice and willingness to fight.

    Average Cost to Build a House

    January 2, 2018 - Tips for Buying Your First Home
    It costs builders an average of $311,022 to build a home today. But the average cost to buy a home is $468,318. More than half of the home's cost goes to the actual construction of it. The remaining costs go to financing, marketing, and profits.

    Average Savings by Age May Surprise You

    December 30, 2017 - Tips for Investing
    More than half of Americans do not have any retirement savings. Of those who do, the average saved is $60,000.

    Financing a New Car

    December 27, 2017 - Tips for Cars
    How does a new car loan work and is financing a good idea? Learn the best ways to finance an auto purchase with a low APR.

    Average Cost of Owning a Dog

    December 26, 2017 - Tips for Security
    Owning a dog could cost you as much as $20,000 over its entire life. Just in the first year, you should plan to spend as much as $1,600.

    Average Baby Weight

    December 24, 2017 - Tips for Baby
    A full-term baby weighs around 7.5 pounds and measures around 20 inches. Twins can weigh as little as 5 pounds. Read on for more surprising facts.

    How to Tell if a Diamond is Real

    December 23, 2017 - Tips for Diamonds
    Unfortunately, a diamond is easily mimicked. But luckily, it's not too hard to weed out a fake. Try these simple tests to find out if your diamond is real.

    Average Cost of a Car

    December 22, 2017 - Tips for Cars
    If you want a new car, plan to spend an average of $31,000. Prefer a used car? You'll still need between $11,300 and $19,000.

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