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.

The age of credit card bliss

September 18, 2012

After three consecutive years of increases, customer satisfaction with credit cards has risen to a six-year high.

Why haven't credit card rates fallen like other rates?

July 30, 2012

Most borrowing rates have plunged in recent years, but credit card rates have held relatively steady. Here's how to minimize your borrowing costs regardless.

5 ways to beat inflation

June 19, 2012

Maintaining a budget can be challenging when inflation outpaces savings rates and pay raises, but these five tips can help level the playing field.

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