Improve your financial future by gaining a better understanding of a broad range of personal finance topics, including creating a budget, saving for retirement, and using credit wisely. These tools, resources and tips can help you build strong solid money management skills that will serve you today and for years to come.
Your Credit Score: Updates You Should Know
Credit scoring has evolved over the last three decades and this fall, FICO made one more important change. Borrowers who have struggled with medical debt and those with a limited credit history might see better FICO numbers in the future. Even if these situations don't apply to you, understanding how credit scoring is changing can help you better manage your credit over time.
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Seven Money Habits to Curb Now
Do you buy items without checking prices or weighing your needs versus wants? Does the idea of saving for retirement seem tedious so you just forget about it? Believe it or not, these are financial habits that may seem harmless, but that could pose a serious threat to your financial security in the long run. Here are some of the most common bad money habits to watch for. Read more
Tips for Frugal Parenting
In today's culture, it is easy to believe that the more we spend on our children, the more we love them. Ironically, especially in these tough economic times, one of best things we can do for our kids is to show them how to enjoy life and still live within our means. Here are some tips to help parents cut back spending, while still showing the love. Read more
The Upside to Downsizing
Downsize often has a negative meaning in relation to the workplace; but when it comes to your home, car and lifestyle, simplifying can actually be positive–improving your peace of mind and your financial outlook. In America, many of us are continuing to live beyond our means. In an effort to improve your finances and lifestyle, here are a few things you might consider downsizing. Read more
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