How Americans Spend on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and Americans are preparing to spend on a little romance. From candy hearts to fancy dates, America’s most romantic holiday can get very, very expensive. Here are some things you didn’t…

This Tax Break Could Save You Thousands

Tax Day isn’t too far off, which means you might qualify for higher tax savings. If you’re a parent, there are plenty of tax tricks you can use to save hundreds or even thousands of…

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,…

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…

When to Refinance Your Auto Loan

Refinancing an auto loan can save you a lot of money on your monthly payment. Borrowers can refinance to get the best bang for their buck and pay off a loan quicker. But it’s not…

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3 Reasons to Choose Credit Over Debit

Credit card or debit card? You’ve probably asked yourself that question. When Americans pull out their wallets, they’re actually more likely to choose a debit card over a credit card for daily purchases. But there…

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…

Teach Your Teenager with an Allowance

If you have a teenager at home, you’ve probably given them $20 for a night at the movies or even more for a weekend road trip. But think of an allowance as a teachable moment.…