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3 Ways to Prevent Financial Infidelity

A recent Marie Claire article described incidents of financial infidelity that would curl your hair.One woman had no idea her family was swimming in unpaid bills and eviction notices—until she found a wad of them, stuffed into the lining of her...

The Top 3 Credit Myths for Married Couples

When you vow to take your spouse in sickness and in health, are you saying “I Do” to their bad credit, too? Couples don’t typically discuss credit health before walking down the aisle, but they should. Knowing the truth can prevent credit damage...

Tackle Pesky Money Chores on June 9

I devote a great deal of time to thinking about my financial future. Unfortunately, thinking about it and doing something about it are two different things. Take the long-term care insurance proposal my financial advisor emailed me more than a...

3 Killer Debt Apps

When debt is the enemy, you need to mount a relentless assault. Debt Quencher—Should you pay down your debt with the lowest balance first, or the one with the highest interest rate? Enter your info into Debt Quencher and it’ll show you the...

For Financial Aid that Makes the Grade, Speak Up

It’s a nerve-wracking time for parents of college-bound kids: Financial aid offers are on the table, but what do you do if your child’s desired school is expecting you to pay more than your budget allows?Negotiate, says Scott Anderson, founder of...

Last-Second Tips for Tax Procrastinators

You had three extra days to file your taxes, but now it’s April 18 and you’re risking the midnight scramble. Don’t let procrastination become panic—you still have options. Going DIY? If your Adjusted Gross Income is less than $58,000, you can use...

Bigger Means Better in the Budget-Cut Game

Part three of an ongoing ditch-your-debt series. It’s a lot more fun—and efficient—to demolish your debt in big, satisfying chunks. So instead of tightening your belt one small notch at a time, identify one or two big sources of savings and kick...

Budgeting for Pricey Pursuits

Motorcycling, sailing, snowboarding—my favorite sports aren't exactly cheap. And if you knit, garden, ski or scuba dive, I’m sure you can relate. A pricey hobby is worth every dime—but you still have to control your overhead. Easy Rider: Kenia on...

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