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7 Money Moves That’ll Protect You During the Next Recession

The Great Recession left our finances in the lurch. These money moves will protect you if we enter another one.

What to Do if You're Laid Off Before You Retire

You’ve found yourself out of work before you were ready to retire. Don’t worry! You can make this transition work.

Stop Using These 5 Excuses Not to Budget

Stop making excuses about why you can't budget and start managing your money today. It's easy once you start!

The Financial Perks of Being in Your 20s

From student loans to pitiful pay, you may wonder if there are any financial perks to being young. Good news! There are many.

Step-by-Step Guide to Doing a Balance Transfer on Credit Cards

Before you attempt a balance transfer, here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it right.

5 Brilliant Money Moves You Should Make on January 1

It's a new year! Ditch the unrealistic resolutions and make these smart, achievable money moves right on January 1.

Never Do These 5 Things When You're in Debt

Credit card debt is a tough cycle to break. If you're making these mistakes, it's only going to get tougher.

6 Things You Need to Do if You're Retiring in 2018

This is it; 2018 is the year you retire. Before you leave the working world, there are a fey key moves to make first.

8 Money Moves for the Newly Independent

Your days of relying on others for financial support are done. Good for you! Now it's time to make some smart money moves, ASAP.

How to Plan for a Forced Early Retirement

Eighteen percent of Americans are forced to retire early. Are you prepared for an early retirement?

How to Bounce Back From a Bankruptcy

A bankruptcy doesn't have to be a black mark on your financial wellbeing. You can bounce back.

6 Smart Financial Gifts to Give Your Kids This Year

Finance isn't just for adults. These money-themed gifts will set your kids up for a bright financial future.

How to Prepare Your Kids to Live On Their Own

One day your kids will be living under their own roof. Will they be prepared to go it alone?

7 Money Conversations Parents Should Have With Their Adult Kids

Your kids aren't babies anymore. It's time to sit down and talk finance.

First Rule of Financial Wins: Avoid Losses

Financial freedom isn't about swinging for the fences. A strategy based on avoiding losses can pay off big.

11 Ways to Prepare for Your Best Black Friday

Black Friday can be a mega budget-buster. Avoid the damage and shop smarter by making these money moves first.

10 Financial Resolutions You Can Conquer Before New Year's

Don't wait for the ball to drop and the Champagne to pour; get cracking on these financial resolutions before the end of the year!

6 Moves Every First Year Freelancer Should Make

Working for yourself is rewarding. Make these moves in your first year of business, and you'll be set for success.

The 4 Smartest Things to Do With an Inheritance

Have you ever wondered what you'd do with an inheritance? If you're lucky enough to receive one, it should be these money moves.

How to Determine If Your Finances Are Ready for a Big Purchase

A home, a car, the latest pricey gadget — before you commit to buying, you better make sure you can afford such a large purchase.