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How Born Spenders Can Become Born-Again Savers

Are you a born spender? Many people are. Recent research shows that it might even be genetic. Still, like many genetic predispositions, just because it’s

05.29.16
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Best Personal Finance Software

I’m going to let you in on a secret: I used to hate . Every time I felt like I needed a better financial plan,

04.19.16
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20 Key Strategies for Finding Incremental Savings in Your Life

One of my favorite personal finance tactics is to find “incremental savings” in my life and do what it takes to implement them. So what

03.25.16
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The Strategic Splurge: Saving for the Stuff You Really Want

While some people are frugal by necessity, others are frugal by choice. Instead of making careful financial decisions and living within a tight budget just to get

03.13.16
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‘Phantom Savings’ and Other White Lies We Tell Ourselves

When my husband and I decided to remodel our entryway, living room, and family room earlier this year, we found ourselves falling into some ugly,

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Cord Cutters: Why Millennials Are Saying Goodbye to Cable TV

Judging from media chatter, social media sharing, and recent award shows, many of today’s most exciting TV shows aren’t actually on TV. At least not

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Best Cash Back Credit Cards for 2016

The best cash back credit cards can help you earn money for purchases you make every day. With cash back cards, you earn a certain

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Best Travel Credit Card for 2016

If you’re gearing up for your summer travel plans, don’t forget that the best travel rewards credit cards can help you save money on airfare,

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Best Rewards Credit Cards of 2016

We’ve been writing about rewards credit cards for years now because we believe in getting paid back for the money you spend. There are so

02.25.16

Personal Savings Calculator

Saving money is important, but not an easy habit for everyone to master. Without a solid plan to systematically save, you are more likely to

Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards for 2016

If getting out of credit card debt in 2016 is one of your priorities, a 0% balance transfer credit card offer could be your ticket

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Real-World Cost of Living Analysis: Los Angeles vs. Madison, Wis.

Awhile back I wrote a post explaining my decision to move from Los Angeles to the Midwest. I’ve now lived in Madison, Wis., for more

The 5 Best Free Tax Software for 2016

When looking for free tax software providers, it’s important to know that almost all online companies offer a free version of their software. However, only

12.27.15
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New Year’s Resolutions: Six Ways to Hack the 52-Week Money Challenge

New Year’s is nearly upon us, and with it the chance to start fresh and make some changes in our lives. The most common New Year’s resolution is to

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The Best Hotel Credit Cards for 2016

The best hotel credit cards have a lot more to offer than just valuable benefits for loyalty members; they can also take the sting out

The Best Airline Credit Cards of 2016

The best airline credit cards help you earn free flights, seat upgrades, and more. And if you travel often enough, the right airline card can

12.13.15
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Best Savings Account in 2016

Looking for places to grow your money without much risk is difficult these days, but finding the best savings account might be a good place

12.11.15
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How Women Can Close the Retirement Savings Gap

As a recent Vanguard study showed, men have approximately 50% more money saved for retirement than women. Shocked and saddened by this, I wanted to

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