Pay off debt or invest: Which is smarter?

Big payments on credit card debts, student loans and mortgages eat away at how much you can save or invest. A sense of obligation or even guilt can dissuade people from opening an investment account and funding their retirement portfolios before these ...

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Make paying easier with the 10 best payment apps of 2023

Payment apps make paying for your purchases, or splitting a bill easier than it's ever been. These 10 apps offer something for everyone.Payment apps make paying for your purchases, or splitting a bill easier than it's ever been. These 10 apps offer som...

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18 tips to help you manage your money while traveling

What's the best---and safest---way to travel with money? Travelers checks, prepaid debit card, cash? Maybe a little of each? Learn how to travel with money. Manage your money well by checking your cards’ foreign transaction fees, getting some local cur...

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Best credit cards for groceries in 2023

We all shop for groceries, so why not earn rewards for doing so? Here are the best credit cards for groceries.Your trips to the grocery store can unlock hundreds of dollars worth of credit card rewards. Here's our top six credit cards for groceries. Th...

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Credit cards for kids: Which cards should you get and when?

Giving your kids a credit card is a great idea...if you set up limits. They'll build credit and be fully prepared for adulthood when the time comes. Here are the pros and cons of parents giving kids credit cards.Opening a credit card for your kid can s...

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How to save your first $100,000

If you earn at least $45,000 a year, you could potentially save your first $100k in just 5 years. Here's how.If you earn at least $40,000 a year, you could potentially save your first $100k in just five years. Here's how. The post How to save your firs...

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Can you afford to live alone? Here’s how much it really costs to move out on your own

Just out of college, I'm making the leap from my parent's house to my own apartment. Here's a look at my upcoming budget, and some averages to help you figure out what it will really cost to move out on your own. In addition to rent, you'll need to acc...

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How much do financial advisors cost?

Not all financial advisors are equal. There are financial planners, wealth managers and brokers, just to name a few. Before you hire an advisor, determine which type you need and how they charge for their services.Financial advisor fees can range from ...

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Single-family home vs. condo: Which should you buy?

Lower costs and included maintenance make condos attractive to first-time home buyers, but compared to single-family houses, condos have risks. What to know before you buy a condo.Lower costs and included maintenance make condos attractive, but condos ...

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Should you refinance your mortgage?

Even when rates are low, refinancing your mortgage isn't always the right choice. Here are some points to consider before you refinance.Refinancing your mortgage could save thousands off your repayment, if interest rates are lower than when you origina...

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When should you get a credit card?

When should you get a credit card? How do you get approved for your first credit card? Do you need to start with a secured credit card first?Consider getting a credit card if you live within your means and have a history of paying your bills — like ren...

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8 best personal loans for fair credit (credit score 600-669)

Typically, a credit score falling between 580 and 669. Here's our guide to borrowing when you have fair credit. Plus, how to improve your score. Fair credit can make borrowing difficult, but finding a great loan is possible. Here are some of the best p...

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Are robo-advisors worth it?

Robo advisors like Betterment and Wealthfront offer low-fee, no-bother investing backed up by serious expertise. But are they worth the cost?Hands-off investing, automatic rebalancing, and tax-loss harvesting are just some of the benefits of a robo-adv...

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The Best Car Insurance Companies for Young Adults

Car insurance rates can vary widely, especially for drivers under 35. Find a friendlier rate---compare the best auto insurance companies for young adults here.Car insurance rates vary widely, especially for young drivers. Compare the best car insurance...

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How to maximize your credit card rewards

If you only carry one rewards credit card, it doesn't really matter which one you pick. But if you want to maximize your rewards, carry a couple cards that pay oversized rewards on stuff you buy the most.If you want to maximize your credit card rewards...

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Car insurance comparison: How do 7 top insurers stack up?

We compare seven of the most popular auto insurers: Metromile, Liberty Mutual, Allstate, Progressive, Esurance, State Farm, and GEICOWe compare seven of the most popular auto insurers: Metromile, Liberty Mutual, Allstate, Progressive, Esurance, State F...

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Should I Hire a Tax Preparer?

Hiring a tax professional is the safe way to go. If you are confused by your taxes or have a lot of questions it's probably a good idea to go ahead and get a pro on your side. Consider working with a tax preparer if you're self-employed; plan to itemiz...

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