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6 Personal Finance Rules to Live By in Your 40s

Make your 40s all about securing financial stability. These personal finance rules can help you get there.

5 Ways Your Money Is Being a Jerk (And How to Fight Back)

Money can be a real jerk. Learn how to fight back when your finances are pushing you around.

The 5 Biggest Dangers of Credit Card Debt

Credit card debt isn't just a burden — it's a real danger to your finances.

The U.S. Savings Rate Has Tanked — Here's Why That Matters

The U.S. savings rate is the lowest since the Great Recession. Do you need to get your savings back on track?

The 4 Smartest Things to Do With an Inheritance

Have you ever wondered what you'd do with an inheritance? If you're lucky enough to receive one, it should be these money moves.

6 Money Moves to Make After Buying Your First House

You bought your first home! Now you need to take a few steps to immediately to protect your finances.

How to Budget When You Rely on Cash Tips

When cash tips are your main bread and butter, not just any old budget will work. Here's how to build the best budget for your money.

5 Times It's OK to Pause Saving and Investing

Saving and investing is always a good idea; however, if you're facing one of these money struggles, take time to clear the crisis before you start investing again.

Build a Secure Future Starting With Your Next Paycheck

Don't just dump your next paycheck directly into your checking account. Make these wise money moves instead.

7 Strategies for Paying Off Debt When Living on a Variable Income

Attention, freelancers! If you live on a variable income, it's time to rethink your debt payment strategy.

4 New Reasons You Need an Emergency Fund

You've heard it all before: You need an emergency fund. See if these new persuaders don't convince you.

6 Foolish Ways to Pay Down Debt

You might think that any debt repayment strategy is a good one — but these wrong moves could leave you worse off. Don't try this at home!

8 Signs You Aren't Prepared for an Emergency

You never know when an emergency might arise, and in that case, you need to be prepared. Are you?

8 Ways to Decide if It's a "Fund-Worthy" Emergency

You worked hard to build up your emergency fund for a rainy day like today. Is it raining hard enough to dip into your stash of cash?

Change Jars and 8 Other Clever Ways to Build an Emergency Fund

You don't need a windfall to kick-start your savings. These baby steps will do just fine.

Easy Budgeting for First Time Singles

Single living has its own budgeting quirks. Here's how to get off to the right solo start.

11 Frugal Gifts Your Future Self Will Love

Before gift-buying season gets started in earnest, think about getting something nice for that very special someone in your life — the future you!

10 Foods You Need in Your "Emergency" Pantry

This isn't prep for the zombie apocalypse — it's how to save money and time by stocking up on 10 frugal foods for quick "emergency" dinners.

8 Money Moves to Make the Moment You Get a Promotion

A promotion isn't an invitation to launch a spending spree. Make these smart, responsible money moves instead.

12 Reasons Your Debt Isn't Diminishing

Uh oh — your debt burden has hardly budged from your initial starting balance. What are you doing wrong?