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5 Financial Mistakes Women Should Avoid

Women have unique financial needs from their male counterparts. Find out five common economic mistakes women often make and how to correct them.

Is LASIK Surgery Worth the Money?

I’ve had poor vision since the fifth grade — and it’s steadily and steeply declined ever since. Now I see so poorly that driving after dark is dangerous. After spending hundreds of dollars a year on glasses and contacts, I’m considering LASIK....

How I Stopped Worrying About Money and Learned to Love My Budget

I remember the first time I was introduced to budgeting. It was similar to the first time I met my husband: significant in hindsight but hardly memorable. I was having a conversation with my best friend’s husband. He was a rare person in my life...

Sudden Wealth: 5 Tips to Protect Your Financial Interests

When you find yourself responsible for a large sum of money — sudden wealth — financial planning is crucial for your well-being. Find out how to protect your financial interest.

Get the Most From Your Tax Refund

So you’re getting a refund. And you’re imagining how you’ll celebrate: Fund your next vacation, maybe? Or buy a new spring wardrobe? While it’s certainly okay to treat yourself, it’s a good idea to make the most of your tax refund — after all, it...

5 Common Money Myths — Debunked

Yes, debt is a four-letter word, but that doesn't mean paying it off is always the right thing to do. Likewise, saving money and paying with cash are often lauded as good things. Except that's not always true either. Money is complicated, and...

7 Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor

Relationships with financial advisors require trust, of course. If we're taking someone's advice, we're relying on him or her to know more — and better — than we do. But sometimes that faith is based on little more than a warm smile and a nice...

6 ‘Good’ Credit Card Moves That Are Actually Terrible

Credit cards can cause problems for those who overcharge and can’t pay their bills on time, but they can also be valuable tools for building credit history and reaping rewards. But to maximize credit cards as a valuable financial tool, you must...

What To Do If You Can’t Pay Your Tax Bill

We’re closing in on Tax Day, which means some of us are handing over a sizable sum to our best friend, the IRS. But what happens if you simply don’t have the money to pay your tax bill? First and foremost, file anyway. Your bill won’t even come...