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The Basics: Car Financing

When you’re buying a car, there are two steps: Find the one you like, then figure out how to pay for it. Many Americans put off the second step until the last minute, but there’s…

How to Survive a Pay Cut

They’re never ideal, but career changes happen. Pay cuts happen. Professional success is not always a linear progression. But an unexpected swoon doesn’t have to spell financial doom—if you’re ready for it. CNN’s Kathryn Vasel…

How to Turn Your Tax Cut into Six-Figure…

February is here, and Americans are already noticing the Republican tax cut boost their paychecks. According to the Tax Policy Center, the average American will see an estimated tax cut of $1,200 in 2018. So…

This Budget Mistake Could Be Costing You

From overdraft fees to late fees, Americans are collectively spending millions of dollars on unnecessary payments. Avoiding these costly mistakes is possible with a solid budget. However, even people with a budget can make three…

Refinancing? AVOID These Common Mistakes

While refinancing a mortgage can offer a lower monthly payment and save money, there are also mistakes and traps to be avoided. Mistakes that could cost not only thousands of dollars, but could ultimately result…

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How to Harness the Power of Compound Interest

Compound interest is an amazing factor of investing and growing wealth. It is built into almost every financial calculation when looking at retirement, growing investments, and increasing your net worth. Even Warren Buffet said that compound…

Am I Wealthy?

When it comes to defining wealth, there's no clear-cut answer. In fact, according to a 2017 survey from Charles Schwab, Americans are split on what rich means: Some describe wealth as a specific dollar amount and…