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  • Is your 401(k) safe during volatile markets?

      

    Wondering what all the recent stock market news means for your retirement savings? Not quite sure what you should be doing -- if anything? Here's what you need to know! Read...

  • Banks doing something good for you for a change!

      

    It's time to give an attaboy to a couple of banks!   Discover rewards students Discover has a new incentive for college students who have one of their student credit cards. They...

  • Best websites to get a small business loan

      

    Getting a loan as a small business or an entrepreneur isn't easy. Thankfully, microloans financiers and peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders have stepped up with funds. Here's a look at the best...

  • 13 smart money moves to make in your 20s

      

    Finally having a steady income can be exciting -- sometimes a little too exciting. It's easy to get into financial trouble in your 20s without even realizing the potential consequences....

  • 5 ways to avoid early withdrawal penalties on your CD

      

    When signing up for a certificate of deposit, don’t skip over the fine print. The fine print of your CD agreement will outline the terms you’re signing up for, including...

  • How much you need to save to be a millionaire by age 65

      

    More than a decade ago, Clark put up a chart (see below) in one of his books that showed how a teenager who starts saving at 15 and puts aside $2,000 for 7 years will have more than $1 million at...

  • Financial freedom: Don't let debt bring you down!

      

    Click here to learn more about Matthew Quinlan. Freeze Your Credit  Identity theft is rampant and you are at risk.  The most common form of identity theft is where...

  • Achieving financial freedom: Be smart about banking

      

    Click here to learn more about Matthew Quinlan. Item-Specific Savings Accounts  CapitalOne360 (formerly INGdirect) allows you to create unlimited checking/savings accounts with no...

  • Beware of sneak attack bank fees

      

    While you've been enjoying a little vacation, your bank was hoping you wouldn't notice they were trying to pull another fast one on you. Read more: 2 reasons to never use a debit card...

  • 6 signs a couple should not say 'I do' to joint checking

      

    Marriage should be a union of hearts, minds and souls… but checking accounts? Perhaps that's one area where the relationship would be healthier if each spouse kept a little personal...

  • Credit cards with the most & fewest fees

      

    Credit card issuers are piling on more and more outrageous fees -- with the average card now carrying six different types of fees. During the month of June, CreditCards.com analyzed the...

  • 13 things I learned about money In my 20s

      

    Like many people nearing the big 3-0, I’ve spent some time thinking (obsessing) about where I am in my life and what I want to accomplish going forward. While many of those thoughts have...

  • Why you should never issue a post dated check

      

    Don't give someone a check until you are ready for it to clear. Here's why.

  • Banking's Wall of Shame: Is Your Institution on It?

      

    If your credit card issuer is mistreating you, or if you're having trouble with your mortgage lender, you've got a new place to turn for help. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...

  • FREE ways to transfer money

      

    Looking to send money from person to person without spending a fortune? There are more options coming into the marketplace. Walmart is getting into the cash wire business with a new service...