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How Young Is Too Young to Get a Credit Card?

It’s the quintessential catch-22: You can’t build credit until you have credit of your own. Then again, banks are hesitant to give you a credit card

05.02.16
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How I Save Money While Living in the Most Expensive City in the U.S.

I made a lot of waves with family and friends in Los Angeles (and a few online) when I announced that I was moving to

04.17.16
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How Our Financial Goals Have Changed After 10 Years of Marriage

In December, my husband and I celebrated 10 wonderful years of marriage. And after looking back on all of the memories, the triumphs, and the disappointments

04.07.16
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The Challenge of Moving to a Smaller Home

The house I grew up in had a pretty limited square footage, something I notice every time I visit my parents. It’s essentially a two

04.05.16
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10 Pieces of Financial Advice for Newly Married Couples

A few weeks ago, I was attending a wedding where I’ve known the groom for about 20 years. I wasn’t one of the groomsmen and didn’t

04.04.16
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Four Ways to Use a Roth IRA That Have Nothing to Do With Retirement

The Roth IRA is one of the most widely touted retirement accounts, and for good reason. It’s one of the only accounts that offers tax-free

04.01.16
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Planning Ahead for a Summer of Inexpensive Family Adventures

During this coming summer, Sarah and I are planning on having a handful of short “adventures” with our family. We are going on a summer

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Six Ways Parenting Preps You for Entrepreneurship

Becoming a parent changes your life in ways that you can’t even begin to imagine. There are the negatives, like never having a quiet moment to

03.26.16
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Building a Good Personal Finance Mindset in Your Children

I currently have three children, all of whom are elementary school age. My oldest is in fourth grade. He loves doing things outdoors and is

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My Ultimate Guide to Free Things That I Love to Do

Dana writes in: What exactly is all of this “free stuff” you talk about doing all the time with your family and your friends? I’d

03.20.16
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Is It Still Possible to Do Disney on a Budget?

Disney World and Disneyland are wishlist vacation destinations for plenty of kids — and kids at heart. But recent hikes in ticket pricing have made

03.08.16
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Working Through the ‘Two-Body Problem’

During my previous career, I had the opportunity to get to know a large variety of working professionals, some in academia and some in private

03.04.16
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Why I Won’t Pay $15 an Hour for a Babysitter

When my husband and I moved to a slightly more upscale area a few years ago, we didn’t know a soul. He had a few friends

02.22.16
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Why You Should Stop Spending Money to Impress People

When you’re a teenager with little life experience, it’s easy to build your entire life around what other people think. It can feel normal to

02.21.16
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Outdated Financial Advice

By now, you may have heard about the famed “Good Wife’s Guide” – a list of 10 steps that 1950’s women could embrace to become the

02.10.16
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Five Monthly Bills You Could Live Without

When people finally decide they want to get ahead financially, most choose one of two strategies: They either look for ways to earn more money, or they

02.07.16
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When Thrifty Met Spendy: Love, Money, and Financial Compatibility

If you’re fighting with your sweetie, there’s a good chance it’s about money. A study by SunTrust found that more than a third of couples

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

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