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How homebuyers can compete in today's market

A tight market leaves little room for error. Here are 7 tips to help boost your chances.

How to save money when planning a wedding

These 14 tips will help keep your big day within budget.

Should I buy a home or keep renting?

The 5 key questions to ask yourself about this major decision.

How much house can I afford?

Consider these guidelines to help determine your budget.

How much should you spend on a car? Here's how to find out

Follow these steps to avoid buying a car that's out of your budget.

Is renting out your stuff worth it?

Here's how much people make from charging others to use their pools, cars, and more.

7 unconventional ways to pay off student loans

Crushed by unprecedented debt, this generation is getting creative to owe no more.

How to spend less on gas

Gas has never been more expensive. Here's how to pay less at the pump.

How I paid off $90K in student loans in 1 year

Following a budget helped this new grad reach his goal of becoming debt-free.

How to save thousands in a year

Build an emergency fund, pay for a vacation, or hit another goal with these 9 tips.

How to save money at the grocery store

Here are 5 tips to spend less on food.

How to get your kids interested in personal finance

If you're eager to set your kids on a solid financial path, it pays to talk about money at a young age.

Is a home really a good investment? Here's what you need to know

Is a home an investment or expense? The reality is that both answers are correct.

Paying for your home improvements

3 reasons to contribute to an IRA

Saving in an IRA comes with tax benefits that can help you grow your money.

3 scenarios when it pays to update your budget

A budget isn't something you can just set and forget. Rather, it's something you'll likely need to update at various points in life.

7 ways to lower your gas and energy bill

Here are some easy tips for paying less for utilities.

3 money mistakes I made with my first child that I won't repeat

I made three money mistakes with my first child that I'll be correcting when I have my second. Here's what they are.

How to cope when a spender marries a saver

Spenders and savers can coexist happily. Here are some tips to help.

Surviving my pandemic divorce

I told him it was over. Then we had to quarantine together.

Giving back, giving forward

Purpose through charity with Chad Houser

3 tips for increasing your charitable impact

How to make your donations go the farthest.

Facing divorce? 4 tips to get through it

A little knowledge and planning today could help smooth the transition.

Moving in and living together

There may come a day when you evaluate your living situation as a couple.

Sellers, here's how you prepare for your home inspection

These are a few key things you should do before your home is inspected so you can make the best possible impression.

3 tips for marital financial bliss

If your marriage is young or seasoned, here are tips for managing money decisions.

Buying a home with less than 20% down

Yes, it's possible–here's what you should know.

What is a philanthropist?

Anyone can be a philanthropist and be more effective at making a difference. Here’s how.

Gifts that keep on giving

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4 tips to be a money mentor for your kids

From 529s to money conversations, here's what parents should keep in mind.

Preparing for emergencies

Learn how to build a safety net to help protect yourself and your loved ones.

How to negotiate your student loan refinancing interest rate

Here’s how to know if you should consider refinancing your student loans, and if so, how to get a favorable interest rate.

An introduction to the adoption process

There are several ways to bring a new member into your family.

Planning a wedding

Decide how much you want to spend on your wedding.

6 ways to save money on your wedding

Here are a few ways you can cut down on costs while still having an enjoyable wedding.

Paying for fertility treatments

Everything I wish I'd known on my quest to have a baby.

Here's what a new car costs the average American

Here's how much a new car really costs these days, and budget-friendly alternatives.

Traveling to attend a wedding? 4 ways to make it more affordable

Costs can add up quickly when you’re traveling for a wedding. Here are a few ways to make it easier on the wallet.

6 tips for traveling when money is tight

Here's how you can take a vacation, within your budget.

Money and your relationship

It's easy to let your heart make decisions in a romantic relationship, but it's important to take the time to talk about financial topics too.

How to save for short-term goals

Here's what it takes to save for 3 common expenses.

Just keep saving

Saving for the future takes commitment and patience.

A simple rule for saving & spending

This budgeting guideline can help you feel more in control of your money and make faster progress toward your goals.

3 ways to effortlessly boost your emergency fund

Maintaining a hefty emergency fund is one of the keys to financial security. Learn more here.

4 times my emergency fund has saved me from disaster

Most financial experts recommend saving up an emergency fund large enough to cover several months of living expenses. Learn more here.

Use this trick to help your money grow

It sounds too easy but automating your savings really works.

5 costs to plan for during pregnancy

There are five big costs you should be prepared to incur when you are pregnant. Learn more here.

5 steps to take control of your finances

If you're unsure about the future, it can make sense to have more and spend less.

Refinancing your student loan, step by step

Once you refinance your student loans, you can’t reverse it. Here are 4 steps you can take when considering student loan repayment.

Understand how risk works and why you need it

Understand the ins and outs of risk to help make informed decisions about how much risk is right for you. Learn how to manage your investment portfolio here.

Should you save or invest your extra cash?

Investing involves the same behavior as saving—putting away money gradually over time to achieve a financial goal.

5 questions to ask yourself when buying your first car

If you’re looking to buy your first car, you might end up getting in over your head.

4 steps to determine how much house you can (really) afford

Buying a house is exciting and stressful and there are infinite factors to consider such as, home affordability. These 4 steps may help with your big decision.

3 things to consider when combining assets with your partner

Bringing your partner into your finances proves commitment to your relationship. Read about how to plan ways to merge assets with your partner here.

4 financial conversations to have with your partner before parenthood

Having a baby with your significant other is exciting and deserves to be in agreement on certain topics. Consider these 4 key financial conversations before having a baby.

3 hacks I use to save money on travel

Setting aside money in your personal budget is great, but sometimes it takes a little more strategy. Here are three smart ways to help make traveling more affordable.

How to protect your credit when buying a new car

Unless you can pay for a new car in cash, you’ll need to get financing to make the purchase. Learn how to help protect your credit when buying a car here.

4 signs a starter home is right for you

Jumping into homeownership as a first time home buyer is exciting! Read over the signs that can help you decide if you're ready for a starter home.

How much does it cost to own a car?

The numbers tend to pile up pretty quickly, but many people don't really consider the full cost when buying a car. Learn tips on owning a car here.

Dividing your home in divorce

When dealing with the division of a home. You know what's best for your family. This article discusses the 3 options available that may impact your decision from a financial standpoint.

5 hacks to prevent falling into credit card debt

With some helpful hacks, you can avoid spending too much and prevent credit card debt. Learn more here.

Financial considerations for the future: buying a house

Are there reasons to put off buying a home even if it’s something you want? Here are a few things you should consider when thinking about being a homeowner.

Here's how student loans affect your credit score

One of the most common debts to hover over your life for decades is student loans. Learn how your student loans could affect your credit score here.

7 reasons for your credit score drop (and how to fix it)

Figuring out what happened to your credit and how to fix the issue can be tough. Here are all the possible problems that could have caused your credit score drop.

5 tips for new grads

For new grads this spring, finding helpful tips to help you get started on building your career path may be tricky. Read here for more career tips and information.

A cheat sheet for first-time home buyers in today's tight market

Potential first-time buyers have been forced to compromise when making their homeownership dreams a reality. Read more about first-time home buying here.

Should you refinance your federal student loans?

When you refinance student loans, your monthly payment method changes. This article provides several smart points to consider when refinancing student loans.

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.

Real estate agents answer: What makes a winning offer?

How do you make a winning offer and stand out from the crowd when purchasing your first home? Real estate agents share their best advice and break down real estate concepts for first-time homebuyers.

5 steps to take before shopping for your first home

Are you shopping for a new home? This article outlines 5 steps to take before you start shopping for a new home to help you throughout the home buying process.

5 ways to save thousands on your first home purchase

Are you in the process of buying your first home? This article outlines how you could save thousands of dollars during the home buying process.

What is an ETF?

A relatively new investment type, an ETF is a basket of securities that you can buy or sell through a brokerage firm on a stock exchange. (3:43)

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.

Money basics: How to prioritize debt

Between credit cards, student loans, and mortgages, there are many types of debt out there. Watch this video for three tips that can help you tackle it all. (1:55)

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