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Should You Send Your Kid to College With a Credit Card?

Sure, I acknowledge this may seem like a pretty silly question. After all, why in the world would you send your 18-year-old off to school

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Married Millennials Merging Money: How and Why We’re Doing It

It’s been a big year for me. I got a promotion at work, I turned 30, and I’ve almost made it through a New York

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Homemade Kombucha Recipe: How to Make This Trendy Drink Cheap

Kombucha, a fermented tea beverage, has become both a buzzword and a health fad. An essential part of a certain kind of trendy lifestyle, it’s that

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10 Fun and Frugal Ways to Beat the Rain on Vacation

You’ve spent months planning the perfect vacation, and it’s finally here. Your bags are picked, the kids are bouncing off the walls, and you’ve finished

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Why I Quit Having Garage Sales (and What We Do Instead)

Whether you’re trying to get out of debt or just need spending money, there’s something eerily satisfying about selling your unwanted “stuff” for cash. Your

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Why I Quit Caring About My Credit Score

If you believe everything you read about your credit score, you’d think it was the most important component of your financial health. Without a good credit

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Why I Finally Broke Down and Bought Travel Insurance

When you travel as often as I do, you get used to unexpected expenses throwing your budget out of whack. You can plan ahead all

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When and How to Use Your Roth IRA as an Emergency Fund

In an ideal world, you’d always have enough money to put toward all of your goals without making any sacrifices or compromises. But that’s not

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Home Buyers, Beware: Wire Fraud Is on the Rise

Imagine you’re getting ready to close on your first home. You receive the closing paperwork and take special care to ensure all the details are correct. But,

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Why Women Should Embrace Their Breadwinning Status (and Stop Complaining About It)

A few weeks ago, I was sucked into a rabbit hole of the worst kind – an article (and comments section) that piqued my interest

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Do Smartphones Make Us More Impulsive Shoppers – or Less?

When it comes to the way they influence consumer spending, smartphones are double-edged swords. On the one hand, it’s undeniably great to have more computing

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14 Savings Hacks That Don’t Always Work

Have you ever jumped through hoops to save money, only to find you paid more – or, wasted a bunch of time? Maybe you misread

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Best Flood Insurance Companies

Flood insurance isn’t required for all homeowners, just those with federally backed mortgages in high-risk flood areas where there’s at least a 25 percent chance

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14 New Year’s Money Resolutions

When my husband and I sat down to create a zero-sum budget for December, we did what we always do at the end of the year

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The 5 Best Free Tax Software for 2017

If you plan to file form 1040EZ or 1040A for the 2016 fiscal year — meaning you’re an average W-2 worker who makes less than

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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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Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card Review

The is the card of choice for travelers who regularly stay at Marriott hotels. It offers 5 points per dollar on Marriott purchases; 2 points

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Bank of America® Travel Rewards Credit Card Review

The offers 1.5 points for every dollar spent and 20,000 bonus points to new customers who spend $1,000 within the first three months of opening