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9 questions to ask before taking on debt

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Borrowing money can be too easy at times, but asking some challenging questions can help you stop it from becoming too much of a habit.

6 financial moves to prevent sleepless nights

August 18, 2014

Financial worries are a common source of nighttime anxiety, but these problems are best addressed in the light of day.

7 drawbacks of refinancing your debt

August 11, 2014

Refinancing your credit card or student loan debt can be a wise move -- unless one of these downsides sours the deal.

Burdened by tyrannical debt? Declare your independence

June 26, 2013

If you're looking to break free from oppressive debt, Independence Day is a fitting day to start your efforts.

5 times you shouldn't listen to your bank

April 12, 2013

Understanding how banks make money from you can help you know when it's best to ignore their advice.

7 teachable moments for financial literacy

March 18, 2013

Financial literacy is often a neglected aspect of education, but there are several opportunities in everyday life to share your knowledge with your kids

4 steps to avoiding a spending hangover

December 5, 2012

Americans could be on track for a brutal financial hangover this January. Here are some ways you can avoid overindulging.

Debunking the myth of retail therapy

November 28, 2012

A new study suggests that short-term thinking -- such as making impulse buys outside of your budget -- may be linked to feeling sad. Learn why.

10 steps to a disastrous Black Friday

November 1, 2012

Unless your wish list includes an expensive and frustrating shopping experience, avoid these 10 steps at all costs.

9 signs you may be kidding yourself about money

October 26, 2012

Americans have a tendency to kid themselves when it comes to money, but there can be serious consequences to doing so. Learn some signs that you may be deluding yourself.

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