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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

‘Tis the Season for Spending (Infographic)

When it comes to holiday spending, many often lose track of just how much their shopping sprees can add up to—over 600 billion (with a B!) was spent on the holidays alone last year, and that number is steadily on the rise. The following guide breaks down just how much consumers are spending on holiday

Links We Love: Defining Financial Values (with a Guide to Determine Yours)

Taking a look at the best personal finance tips and advice from others around the web! This week we’re highlighting a deep dive into defining financial values — with a template to help you determine yours, the five types of people who never retire, better ways to spend your time on Black Friday, three tips to

Deck the Halls Without Letting Holiday Décor Dent Your Budget

Trimming the tree, not to mention the house, yard, front door—and the list goes on and on—can be tough on a budget. Even if putting up an artificial tree spares you the annual expense of purchasing a real tree, there are still broken ornaments and lights to replace or the urge to spruce up your

35 Ways to Keep Costly Thanksgiving Leftovers From Going to Waste

There’s the turkey, cranberries, Brussels sprouts, bread, and sweet potatoes. There’s also corn, herbs (sage, thyme, rosemary, and parsley), new potatoes, apple cider, and butter — lots of it. And of course, canned pumpkin, canned cranberry sauce, and all the ingredients for stuffing. With all this and more listed on your supermarket receipt, it’s no

The Secret to Smoother Holiday Travel

While generosity is at its peak around the holidays, this time of year also brings out the worst in people. For those of us traveling, there’s crowded airports, unexpected snowstorms, a sub-compact waiting for us at the rental counter instead of an SUV — the list goes on. But fortunately, one small piece of plastic