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Five Reasons to Consider Investing Your Emergency Fund

You probably already know that it’s important to have an emergency fund. You know, money that keeps you out of debt and on track, even when

Best Hotel Credit Cards for 2017

Today’s best hotel cards provide much more than the occasional free room. They can also help leisure and business travelers starting saving money before they

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Best Cash Back Credit Cards for 2017

If you prefer the idea of cold hard cash to redeeming points toward travel, cash back cards are for you. With this type of card,

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Best Credit Cards for College Students in 2017

College is the place where students learn some of life’s most valuable lessons. This is especially true when it comes to managing one’s own finances

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Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards for 2017

When it comes to paying off credit cards, minimum monthly payments sound nice on paper. Who doesn’t like charging $1,000 on a purchase but only

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Best Rewards Credit Cards of 2017

Everyone wants more rewards. And the best way to pile them up quickly is to choose a rewards card that aligns with your spending habits.

Best Travel Credit Card for 2017

Summer is almost here and that means we’re about to enter peak travel season. Whether you’re planning a family vacation or looking to travel for business, there’s

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Best Roth IRA Accounts for 2017

Meet the Author Jeff Reeves is a financial commentator with 20 years of newsroom and stock market experience. His work has appeared in numerous finance

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Should You Invest Your Short-Term Savings?

A lot of people hate the idea of keeping money in a savings account. They feel like it’s just sitting there, earning next to nothing,

11.10.16
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Buying a House? How to Save for a Down Payment

Saving for a new home has just become easier. Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac say they will now buy mortgages with as little as

11.02.16

Vanguard Review

Vanguard is an excellent choice for investors thinking about retirement, but if you intend to actively trade, you can find a better deal elsewhere. is

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Best Money Market Accounts for 2017

The best money market accounts (MMAs) can be a great low-risk investment for building that emergency fund or storing extra cash. They offer better interest

09.26.16
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Best Online Brokers for Beginners

Meet the Author Jeff Reeves is a financial commentator with 20 years of newsroom and stock market experience. His work has appeared in numerous finance

09.26.16
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What is Your Biggest ‘Savings Win’ So Far This Year?

With the fall season in full swing, it’s only natural to take a closer look at our financial goals for this year. There are only

09.16.16
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Best Cheap Car Insurance for Teens for 2017

Car insurance for teens, by definition, isn’t cheap. Little driving experience and a statistically higher chance of accidents makes teens a big risk to insurers,

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What Is a CD or Certificate of Deposit?

If you’re looking for a place to stash your money for a longer period of time than a regular checking or savings account, you may

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Best Savings Account in 2017

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

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The Best High-Interest Savings Accounts Online for 2017

Don’t expect the savings accounts at your brick-and-mortar bank to notice that the Federal Reserve raised interest rates. Rates have been at historic lows for years