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Buying Your First House? Avoid Overpaying

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you naturally have less experience than seasoned real estate investors. And inexperience often translates to overpaying for a property. In fact, a typical first-time buyer overpays by an average of…

3 Surprising Benefits of Saving Money

The value of saving money isn’t rocket science. It leaves you with more disposable income in the short term and more savings for retirement. If you save the right way, you can even watch the…

Teach Your Kids How to Save Money

It’s never too early to learn how to save money. As a parent, you have a lot of responsibilities—from teaching healthy habits to differentiating between right and wrong. But financial responsibility is one of the…

Use Apps to Keep Track of Your Finances

It’s easier to keep tabs on your finances now than ever before. Financial apps allow you check your bank account or monitor the stock market with the touch of a finger, and Americans are taking…

Invest in Stocks? Don’t Overdo It

Americans are enamored with the stock market. More than half of all U.S. families (52 percent) own stocks in some way, whether it’s through a 401(k) retirement account or investments in a brokerage account. The…

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Pay Off Your Credit Card Now

It’s never a bad time to pay off your credit card debt, but Americans are borrowing more than usual. According to the Federal Reserve’s most recent data, overall consumer borrowing jumped almost nine percent in…

The Stock Market is Volatile. Don’t Freak Out.

On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped four percent—the largest one-day percentage decline since 2011. On Tuesday, the Dow closed 567 points higher and rose as much as 600 points. C’est la vie on…