02.04.16

The Best Free Cloud Storage Providers

The best free cloud storage providers give you a place to park your data without opening your wallet. Instead of eating up precious disk space

02.03.16
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Eight Common Myths About the FAFSA, Busted

Whether you’re heading off to college straight from high school or you’re a nontraditional student getting a new degree, it’s time to think about filling

01.29.16

The Simple Dollar Guide to Auto Loans

Getting an auto loan isn’t as tricky as securing a mortgage, since the lending criteria are a bit more flexible. But you still want to

01.26.16

Veteran’s Guide to Getting the Right Home Loan

If you’ve served in the military, you can get one of the best tangible rewards for that service by taking advantage of two big government

01.17.16

Best Personal Checking Account Promotions in 2017

If you need a new checking account, banks from coast to coast are offering attractive promotional bonuses to lure your business. A bank checking account

01.11.16

Pet Cost Calculator

Pet ownership represents a large emotional – and financial – commitment. Whether you buy from a pet store or a breeder, adopt an animal from

How to Find the Best Refinance Rates

It is still a good time to look for the best refinance rates that will save you money on your mortgage. Most experts agree that

12.07.15
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Direct Sales in the Age of Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugh

If you’re anything like me, your friends are selling stuff. A lot of stuff. And while we used to expect the occasional doorstep pitch for

12.02.15
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Affordable Health Insurance Options in 2017

Whether you’re self-employed, unemployed, or covered under an employer’s health-care plan, finding affordable health insurance can be a frustrating, time-consuming process. Throw in controversy around

11.30.15

How to Find the Best Mortgage Rates in 2017

The best mortgage rates are still at historic lows heading into 2017. According to the St. Louis Federal Reserve, average 30 year fixed mortgage rates

11.20.15
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Term Life Insurance: The Basics

No one really wants to think about life insurance. But once you settle into life with a spouse, kids, or both, something funny happens: You

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Identity Theft Basics

The holidays are coming, and chances are good that your credit card will get a workout. As you fork over your payment information to yet

11.17.15
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Travel Insurance and Terrorism

Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris were horrifying on every level. Unsurprisingly, some rattled and fearful travelers are considering canceling their trips to the City of Light, one of

11.06.15
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What Is an FHA Loan?

The term “FHA loan” is actually somewhat of a misnomer. That’s because the FHA, or Federal Housing Administration, doesn’t actually lend money to would-be homeowners.

10.30.15
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Budgeting Software Showdown: Alternatives to Mint.com

Since its founding in 2006, Mint.com has grown from a small financial startup into a formidable personal finance tool with more than 15 million users.

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The Best Price Trackers to Beat Black Friday

Every year, throngs of shoppers flood the nation’s leading retailers on the day after Thanksgiving, eager to seize their deeply discounted Black Friday haul. And

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Rent-to-Own Homes, Explained

“If you’re renting, you’re just throwing your money away.” No doubt you’ve heard this oversimplification many places. Of course, a decision about whether to rent

10.18.15
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Is This Your Last Chance to Refinance?

If you follow any sort of financial news, it’s hard to escape buzz about interest rates. After intense scrutiny from every corner of the media,

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