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Tax Refund Season is Here. Use It Wisely.

Tax Day is fast approaching, which means that millions of Americans will be receiving a tax refund in the coming weeks. In 2017, the Internal Revenue Service issued nearly 112 million tax refunds, averaging $2,985…

Three Things You Need to Know About Money

While many Americans keep track of their own finances, many others rely on a financial advisor to do it for them. Money management can be stressful, and outside help can alleviate some of that stress.…

Five Ways to Benefit from Rising Interest Rates

Because the U.S. economy has largely recovered from the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve is expected to increase interest rates this year. Interest rates usually rise when people can afford to spend more. What does…

Three Home-Buying Tips in a Seller’s Market

The real estate is difficult to navigate—especially for first-time buyers. More often than not, there’s a knowledge gap between you and realtors, property managers, and other industry professionals. Seller’s markets—where demand is high—can only widen…

Two Ways to Cut Your Car Expenses

For most Americans, housing costs are their largest monthly expense. What’s second? Car expenses. A family with two cars can easily spend more than $1,000 a month to drive. But there’s more to saving money…

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Why Credit Card Debt is Bad for Your…

Americans are increasingly relying on credit cards, one of the most expensive ways to borrow money. In 2017, outstanding credit card debt hit $1 trillion—the highest mark ever. The average American has about three credit…

Parents Beware: Financial Education Stalls at School

College admissions and education rankings generally prioritize math and reading, but there’s much more to the story. What about financial education? With student loan debt nearing $1.5 trillion, financial literacy is more important than ever,…