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Growing up, I saw firsthand what it was like to get stuck in the cycle of debt. I’m the child of a single mother who supported...


Tags: Budgeting, Personal Finance, Credit Cards

There are no two ways about it. Online shopping is the method of choice for many shoppers looking to cross things off their...


Tags: Holiday Smarts, Personal Finance, Identity Theft,

There are a lot of ways to pay your bills these days electronic transfers, debit and credit cards, and digital methods...


Tags: Personal Finance

You may already know that Baby Step 1 is saving $1,000 for a starter emergency fund. It might seem daunting to save up that...


Tags: Personal Finance

The word 401k is synonymous with retirement, but how many of us actually know all the rules around 401ks? We've made this FAQ...


Tags: Personal Finance, retirement, investing

APY, APR, CD, MMA... Let's face it, there are a lot of acronyms in banking. With most of us entering the real world with...


Tags: Personal Finance

The holidays are safely behind us. My mother-in-law is back in Colorado and my house is no longer lit up light an airport...


Tags: Just for Fun, Personal Finance

It can be challenging to assemble the pieces necessary for a comfortable existence after ending a marriage. It takes some...


Tags: Budgeting, Personal Finance