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401k: A Great Way to Save

If you are fortunate enough to work for a company that offers a 401k retirement plan and you are eligible to join the plan, you ought to do so. A 401k is an excellent way to save for your future, or more specifically, your retirement. Read More

A Guide to Credit Scores for College Students

Credit is one of those things that can seem great at first, but it can quickly get out of control if you are unsure how to manage it. The biggest misconception about credit is that it is a bad thing and you should have none. Read More

A Guide to Money

It is often said that money is what makes the world go round. Everything we do, from buying food and paying bills to bigger things like getting a car or home, needs money. Read More

A Math and Money Guide for Kids

Kids' Guide to Math and MoneyWhether you're earning your own money or you receive it as a gift, you'll need to be a good money manager. Understanding money is important to make sure that you know how to spend it wisely and save for the future. Read More

All-Ages Retirement Guide

There comes a point in everyone's life when we no longer want to work or may not be physically able to continue working. Retirement kicks in for most people at around 65 years of age, when they cease working and live off of money saved up during their lifetime. Read More

An Overview of the Stock Market for Beginners

In planning for your future, you have probably thought about investing in the stock market. Whether you are in your twenties or in your fifties, the stock market can be a valuable tool in increasing your wealth and making your future more secure. Read More

Are You Really Ready for Retirement?

How much have you saved for retirement? How much do you plan to save in the future? Read More


While all efforts to budget are well meant, some have better chances of success than others. We want your budget to be successful. Read More

Business and Economic Resources

Business, economics, and finance are complex subjects that can require a substantial amount of research to understand. Luckily, several resources on the Internet can easily introduce novices to these concepts and apprise long-term followers of new developments. Read More

Dealing With Aging Parents' Finances

It can be hard to talk to your parents about their finances for many reasons. Sometimes they may think your concern is an implication that they aren't smart enough to handle their lives without your help. Read More

Different Types of Investments

Here is a general overview of some typical investment opportunities. Be sure to research in more depth if one of these ideas looks interesting. Read More

How Do Reverse Mortgages Work for Seniors?

It's comforting to believe our parents are financially stable in their fully-paid-off homes, and that they'll live in familiar surroundings filled with good memories until the end of their lives. However, an unexpected crisis can throw off this happy vision. Read More

How Recycling Saves Money & Helps the Planet

Green initiatives involve actions and activities that benefit the environment instead of causing harm. While recycling and repurposing items is an important part of going green, there are other important activities that can also help save the Earth and money, too. Read More

How to Budget and Save Money

We can probably all agree that the overall goal of creating and sticking to a budget is to save money. Often the goal is to pay off debt, credit card or otherwise, which ends up saving money that would have been paid in interest. Read More

How to Earn Interest While You Sleep

You've just paid off the minivan, got the dog fixed and Christmas is months away. Life is perfect. Read More

How To's for a Successful Budget

There are plenty of honest people out there making concentrated efforts to change their financial lives. Sadly, though, these efforts are not always met with results. Read More

Identifying and Avoiding Loan Scams

In our constantly changing world, thieves are continuously coming up with new ways to take your money. In this article, we do our best to familiarize you with the loan scams most often encountered today. Read More

Interesting Money Facts for Kids

People have been buying and selling things for thousands of years. To conduct this business, something had to be used to make payments. Read More

Investing In Insurance Policies

For a monthly fee, term life insurance offers a death benefit. There are no bells, frills or extra goodies. Read More

Learning About Money for Kids

Having money and being able to manage it properly is quite a big responsibility. You need to know how to spend it wisely, and also how to save or invest some for later on. Read More

Exploring the United States Mint

Back in the 18th century, the first colonies had begun to separate from England and were beginning to form their very own country. This country would eventually become the United States of America. Read More


Whether you're just starting in the workforce or are looking to retire in just a few short years, your planning now can do wonders for your lifestyle later. If you think you've got a lot of time and don't need to get started, it's time to rethink things. Read More

Rules for Declaring Money at Customs

The US Customs and Border Protection agency doesn't restrict the amount of money you can mail, take out or bring back into the United States. But, if the amount of money is $10,000 or more, including mailing money into or out of the country, you must first report it on the correct Currency Reporting Form to the US Customs agency. Read More

Securing Your Future with a Saving Plan

The key to saving is planning. Where do you see yourself in five years? Read More

The History of Money

No matter if it is used to buy food, rent a movie, or get a haircut, money has become a necessary part of daily life. While most people today are accustomed to the use of paper money, this type of currency has not always been in existence. Read More

Understanding Different Types of Financial Markets

Financial markets include a variety of different types of marketplaces. Commonalities between different financial markets include the presence of buyers and sellers participating in the trading of some kind of assets. Read More

United States Mint For Kids

The coins that jingle in your pocket or that sit in your piggy bank are made out of special metals. The United States Mint has the responsibility for making these coins. Read More

What Is a Will? Getting Started

You have probably heard a lot about wills and trusts, and while they are similar, they achieve different objectives. Here are some of the differences between wills and trusts: WILLS Wills are subject to probate Wills become a matter of public record Wills generally cost less to prepare but carry additional costs in probate TRUSTS Trusts avoid probate Trusts remain private Trusts cost more but save in probate These two columns may make the trust sound more attractive, but for some, the extra cost in setting one up is prohibitive. Read More

What Is Credit Card Interest? A Normal APR?

The dictionary defines interest as a charge for a loan, usually a percentage of the amount loaned. Sounds simple enough, and it would be if that was all there was to it. Read More

What Is Long-Term Care Insurance?

Have you ever thought about what you would do if you or a family member needed extensive long-term nursing home care? The cost of long-term care can be astronomical. Read More

What You Should Know About Estate Taxes

Part of careful estate planning includes learning everything you can about estate taxes. If you don't, your beneficiaries may end up receiving a lot less than you intended. Read More

Who's On Your Money?

You've held them in your hands thousands of times. But have you ever really taken a look at the bills and coins of US currency? Read More

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