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Mastering the Language of Personal Finance for Future Generations

What if, after high school graduation, you were expected to be fluent in a foreign language? But there’s a catch: Your parents don’t speak the language. You never took a class. None of your friends speak it. Maybe you know a few words like “thank you” and “you’re welcome” but otherwise have no real vocabulary

Links We Love: 11 Steps to Improve Your Credit Score

Taking a look at the best personal finance tips and advice from others around the web! This week we’re highlighting 11 steps to improve your credit score, 10 things you should do before applying for a mortgage, what to do if you’re 40 and have nothing saved for retirement (all is not lost), why we

How Many Credit Cards Should You Have to Earn a High Credit Score?

If you’re like millions of other consumers who spent time shopping at a mall in the past few weeks then you may have opened new retail store credit cards. The temptation to save a few bucks on your holiday shopping is almost too difficult to resist. Now that you’ve added to the inventory of credit

Top Five Ways to Protect Your Credit and Finances This Holiday Season

We’re just a few days away from Black Friday, a time when people seem to lose their minds and try their best to outspend the first 47 weeks of the year. This year will be no different as we’re projected to outspend last year’s holiday season. Still, there are ways to spend your hard earned

Links We Love: Smart Tips to Take the Stress Out of Thanksgiving Travel

Taking a look at the best personal finance tips and advice from others around the web! This week, with Thanksgiving right around the corner, we’re highlighting smart tips to take the stress out of Thanksgiving travel, why that Black Friday sale might not be such a great deal after all, and ten DIY gifts you can make

13 Ways the Law Protects Military Members’ Credit and Finances

Members of the armed forces who are deployed or called to active duty are protected by a law called the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act, or SCRA. The law is meant to help the servicemember focus attention on the job at hand, protect his or her financial health and relieve some of the stress (often financial)

Links We Love: Crazy Credit Mistakes College Students Make

Taking a look at the best personal finance tips and advice from others around the web! This week we’re highlighting credit mistakes college students make, why keeping up with the Joneses will make you broke, warning signs that you’re living beyond your means, reasons your childhood directly affects how you deal with money — and more!