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2 people, 2 years, 4 jobs—all at one company

Transitioning into a new job at the same company is exciting. Here are some tips on getting acclimated to a new role.

New on the job? How I met my work bestie, Janice, and learned 3 financial lessons

Congratulations on your new job! Here's some guidance on the process of learning and practicing smart financial decisions.

4 financial steps to consider before you start a family

Thinking about starting a family? Here are some important steps that you should consider when financially prepping for you and your family's future.

How I Turned a Financial Miss into My #FinancialWin

Fidelity's Kelly Lannan shares how she learned from her financial miss of not investing in a 401k early on her career. In this article she speaks about what it taught her.

Financial anxiety is bringing millennials down

Millennials face financial anxiety, and it's impacting their investment strategy, financial planning, and more. Learn how to cope with financial anxiety so that you can live a financially healthy life.

How to bring up money for the first time in a relationship

Discussing finances in a new relationship isn't easy. Learn how to bring up personal finances with your significant other.

How to plan for your retirement in your 20s

Retirement may seem like a long way off, but starting to save for retirement early will greatly benefit you down the road. Learn how to start preparing for retirement from an early age.

What is the 'right' number of credit cards?

Is there such a thing as too many credit cards?

Finding the compromise between what you love and what makes you happy

Establishing a happy and healthy life comes with finding a combination of passion and financial stability. Learn how to find the compromise between what you love and what makes you money.

How much house can you really afford?

As an aspiring homeowner, there are some things you should know before you start touring houses. Find out how much house you can truly afford.

From house to kids: The smartest things to do with your money in your 30s

Understanding what to do with your money in your 30s can be daunting. Learn about money moves to make in your 30s.

I'm worried I'll never be able to afford kids

Financially, having children is a huge responsibility to undertake. Learn how you can save money to financially prepare yourself to have children.

10 best ways to get the raise you deserve

Negotiating a raise is scary, however with these 10 tips and tricks, you may be able to confidently ask for the pay bump that you deserve.

What you need to know about credit card limits

Credit card limits are determined by your lender, based on your credit score, FICO score, and more. Learn the basics of credit card limits to help you better understand how credit cards work.

Here's how to save money on travel without even noticing

Saving money can be tough, but saving money while you travel can seem almost impossible. This article explores savings tips to help you travel on a budget.

College graduates: How to financially survive your 20s

Financial planning is difficult for college graduates just starting to establish financial independence. This article outlines how to financially plan and survive your 20s as a post-graduate.

Can you afford to live alone? Here's how much it really costs to move out

Can you afford to live alone? Read here to better understand the financial implications of living alone, and how it can impact your personal finances.

How to stop the money fights and grow (wealthy) as a couple

Wealth management as a couple can lead to fighting and miscommunication. Learn how you can communicate with your significant other about wealth management and grow as a couple.

How I managed to save money in New York City

Saving money is difficult, especially when you live in an expensive city. Learn how one New Yorker managed to save money while living in the Big Apple.

What kind of wedding gifts should you expect?

Weddings are an incredibly exciting time in one’s life. At the end of the day, what financial help or gifts you get at your wedding can help you get on your feet and establish financial independence. Learn what you can expect to receive from your wedding

10 credit tips from someone with a perfect credit score

Looking to raise your credit score? Here are some credit tips from someone who has a perfect credit score and can help you boost your credit.

What investors need to know about risk

Financial risk and investing go hand in hand. Learn about financial risk and considerations.

Tips for planning a Europe vacation on the cheap

Traveling for cheap to Europe is possible when you follow these vacation savings tips. Learn how you can save money on your next vacation by reading here.

The real costs of dog ownership

Dog ownership is rewarding but costly. Read here to understand the true cost of dog ownership, and how you can budget your dog's expenses into your personal finances.

The easiest ways for brides to save money on their big day

Saving money on weddings doesn't mean you have to skimp on the bride's big day. Read here to learn how you can save on your wedding.

3 ways to stop spending on your baby and save for college

Saving for college is important, but spending on your new baby is tempting. Read here to learn how you can balance spending on your baby with saving for their college education.

9 things you should consider before moving in together

Moving in with your significant other comes with a lot of added responsibilities. Learn about dealing with your personal finances upon moving in with your loved one.

Side hustles to increase your income

Side jobs can help increase your annual income. This article can help you generate ideas on second jobs you could work to help boost your income.

5 ways to network on a budget

Networking is incredibly important for your career, however, it can be pricey. This article examines how you can network on a budget and still make the connections you need to succeed.

Negotiate a higher salary with these 8 tips from a Harvard professor

Asking for a higher salary can be intimidating. A Harvard professor teaches you how to negotiate your way to a higher salary.

Will a new mortgage hurt my credit score?

A new mortgage could impact your current credit score. This article explains how your credit report may be impacted by a new mortgage.

3 ways to turn your closet into cash

Do you have clothes that you never seem to wear? You can use those forgotten items of your wardrobe to generate spending cash.

New home? How much can you really afford?

Before you attend a single open house or read a single real estate ad, let us help you create a realistic price range.

10 top money tips

Take a look at Jean Chatzky's top money tips to simplify some of the money issues you might be facing.

How to stay motivated when you're already debt-free

How to stay financially prepared and motivated even if you have an absence of debt in your personal financial life. Read here to learn how you can stay motivated.

Buy vs. lease?
Which one is right for you?

Figuring out whether to buy or lease a car is not as complicated as you might think. Check out this infographic and learn which option might be best for you.

New grads: Avoid these 5 money mistakes

Graduating college is a huge victory. Learn how to stay on the right path and avoid these 5 money mistakes most grads make.

Power of small amounts

See how a change as small as a 1 percent increase in your contribution to your workplace savings plan can make a big difference for the future.

4 financial fallacies that mess up your life

Finances are one thing in life you want to get right. Avoid these four fallacies to make sure you're getting on the right track. Learn more.

A newly unemployed person's guide to severance pay

If you have been laid off or let go, you may be wondering how severance pay actually works or when you get it.

4 hidden costs of selling your home

Selling a home can be a stressful and surprisingly expensive process. Some costs can be unexpected. Let's go over four of them.

Journey to financial wellness

Financial wellness connects financial independence with emotional and physical well-being. Learn more about how to start the journey.

How to calculate a monthly return on investment

Wondering how your investments are performing? Use these simple methods to calculate the returns on your portfolio each month.

5 crucial financial moves to make before you get married

Finding a partner for life is a challenge, but basic money management is perhaps a bigger challenge. Learn about these 5 financial things you should do before you get married.

Demystifying your paycheck

Admit it: you were a little disappointed when you got your first paycheck. Sure, it was great to be making money, but the direct deposit that hit your bank account was a lot smaller than you expected. Here's why.

6 key musts on finding time to build your financial future

Here are ways you can find time to make your financial future brighter.

Secrets to getting what you want

Do you know someone who seems to be on a life-long lucky streak? Learn the ways to train your thinking to better manifest what you want and make it far more likely to happen.

Should you get a second job?

Do you need a second job in order to stay afloat? Ask yourself these questions to determine if taking on an additional role is the right move for you.
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