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Help! I Just Got Married and My Spouse Is Drowning in Credit Card Debt!

On the first date, you talked about your likes and dislikes. During your second date, you shared your backgrounds and hopes for the future. And on the third, fourth, fifth and all subsequent outings, you spoke about every topic under the sun — except your finances. And unfortunately, it wasn’t until after you said “I… Read More

Links We Love: Confessions From A Spoiled Rich Kid

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others on the web! This week we’re highlighting confessions from a spoiled rich kid — a great story and the lessons Marco shares are priceless, ways to feel rich without spending money, how to climb up when you’ve hit rock bottom, free family… Read More

The Ugly Truth About Marrying Bad Credit

If you’re thinking about marrying that special someone, now is the time to talk about money, credit and financial goals. Don’t wait until after the wedding to find out the ugly truth about marrying bad credit. Even if you’re uncomfortable talking about finances, you must find a way to ease into the conversation. You cannot… Read More

Links We Love: How to Save Half Your Income

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others on the web! This week we’re highlighting how to save half your income, turning a little money into a lot of money, why a scarcity mindset could be keeping you poor and overcoming guilt when you mismanage your finances. Plus, the… Read More

When It Pays to Make a Balance Transfer

In a perfect world, you’d pay your credit card bill in full each month. But, life happens — your basement floods, your daughter needs braces, your refrigerator dies — and before you know it, you’ve got a balance that you can’t pay off. Fast forward several years later, and you’re still carrying a revolving balance…. Read More

Links We Love: 10 Smart Ways to Make Yourself Love Saving Money

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others on the web! This week we’re highlighting how to make yourself love saving money, paying for your child’s college education (should you?), an inspiring personal story of nine valuable lessons and things to tell yourself if  your life is a financial… Read More

Do Fun Family Surprises Always Have to Cost Money?

Well, that’s a loaded question. Everyone always wants to buy something new, even if we all know the high from it doesn’t last very long. But kids almost always have a great time at things that don’t cost any money (except gas, if necessary). Things like impromptu visits to a local beach or mountain or… Read More