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Lost Wallet: What To Do

If you have ever lost your wallet or purse before, you know the headache that comes with this simple misstep. First, you have to dig up all of the account information for the cards you *think* were in your wallet. Next, you contact each creditor to explain the situation. And then you wait nervously for the fallout that can happen when your information falls into the wrong hands.

How a Donkey and a Pig Can Help You Lead a Happy Financial Life

Overconsumption does not bring happiness. See how a donkey and pig learned that important lesson.

Infographic: Household Spending Statistics

Where does all the money go? See what typical Americans make and spend in a month.

Infographic: Why Volunteering is Good for You

Think of the word “volunteers” and you might picture a group of people so generous that they put aside the fun things in life - say, Xbox games and time on the beach - in favor of spending dull, grinding hours at soup kitchens and nursing homes. And yet, oddly enough, people who volunteer are often happier than those who don’t - whether they give their free time at a shelter or take on a prominent role in their town.

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.



    Why Study Abroad

    October 22, 2014 - By Cynthia Cohen - Tips for Best Credit Card for College Students
    While leaving the familiarity of the U.S. might seem daunting at first, an increasing number of college students are studying a semester or two abroad before they graduate. There are many benefits to this experience, which, just a couple of decades ago, was deemed more for the eclectic and adventurous than the primarily studious.

    7 Credit Card Mistakes Even the Rich Make

    October 21, 2014 - By Sheryl Nance-Nash - Tips for Avoid the Minimum Payment Trap
    You might think that just because somebody is rich, they make all the right decisions. Not so. In fact, the rich can be vulnerable to financial flubs too. Maybe it’s the cavalier attitude that they can afford mistakes. Or it’s an assumption that only people who live paycheck to paycheck have to pay attention to the details.

    What to Buy in November

    October 20, 2014 - By Leah Norris - Tips for Grocery Cards
    Black Friday is just around the corner, but smart consumers can find the best deals on some products before the biggest shopping day of the year hits. Read on to see what to buy in the beginning weeks of November — an overlooked time for shopping deals — and what purchases should wait.

    23 Ways Retailers Trick You to Spend More Money

    October 19, 2014 - By Michelle Smith - Tips for Shopping Addiction Statistics
    Why do we constantly overspend? Read on to learn how retailers are plotting to outwit us.

    Amazon vs Best Buy

    October 15, 2014 - When to Buy a TV
    You can buy a TV just about anywhere these days, but not all retailers are created equal. When you’re in the market for a new television, you want to get the best deal you can on this pricey purchase. So you need to think not only about what model you’ll buy but where you’ll buy it from.

    Save Money on Credit Card Debt with Balance Transfers

    October 14, 2014 - By Sarah Johnson - Tips for Balance Transfer
    Transferring balances to a credit card with a low- or no-interest introductory period could save you thousands of dollars, or put you further in debt.

    Black Friday Myths and Facts

    October 10, 2014 - Tips for Best Deals
    Before you brace to battle mobs for deals on Black Friday, learn the facts behind some myths. You might end up pursuing a completely different shopping strategy this year.

    Halloween Deals

    October 7, 2014 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Best Deals
    Buying décor and costumes for the spookiest day of the year can be more frightening than witches and goblins. It’s so very easy to spend hundreds of dollars to partake in the fun before the big day rolls around. But there are ways to have a little scary fun without losing your witch’s hat.

    How to Choose Online Stock Broker

    October 7, 2014 - By Cynthia Cohen - Tips for Etrade vs Scottrade vs Ameritrade
    If you have a fair amount of savings and you're tired of watching your hard-earned cash earn less than 1% interest in a standard bank account, it's time to consider investing.
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    Best Places to Study Abroad

    October 5, 2014 - By Josh Durso - Tips for Best Credit Card for College Students
    There’s a huge difference between studying a language, a culture, or facts about global business and actually seeing it for yourself. College students who are able to study abroad get to immerse themselves in another way of life and learning that can enrich them on a personal level and also, ideally, on a professional level one day.

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