Understanding mortgage rates can save you thousands of dollars. Learn how rates are set and how to get the best possible rate on your next mortgage.
Are you or your spouse keeping money secrets? Psychologist and financial counselor Eric Dammann talks about why it's not OK and how to avoid them.
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Take important financial steps now can be the key to enjoying a rewarding financial future. A BBVA Compass professional financial planner offers insights about what you need to do today to prepare for tomorrow.
Got some money to save? Here's what you need to know to decide between a CD and a savings account.
Retirement expert and author Kerry Hannon has great ideas on getting back to work on your terms. Baseball usher, anyone?
Do you know how to write a check? If not, don't worry. We've got you covered! Check out these tips and our step-by-step guide to writing a check.
Retiring? Consider things like healthcare coverage, lifestyle, and family obligations. Check out our master to-do list before you head for retirement.
Find out when buying travel insurance makes sense and how to get the coverage you need without busting your budget.
Are you a millennial or first-time home buyer? Check out our guide to homeownership to prepare for the big purchase and get great tips for buying a home.
Ready to buy a home? Make sure you are as informed as possible. Here are some myths and facts about mortgages to help you in your decision.
Here are 25 budget-friendly ideas for Boston.
Divorce is never easy,. Experts offer insights on how to lessen the financial blow and protect yourself.
Here are some ways to show our appreciation and thank nurses for all that they do in our community.
Ready to buy a home? There is a lot to consider, including a loan application. Make sure you're ready to apply for a home loan with these helpful tips.
Share your appreciation for teachers but skip the apple! Here are some thoughtful ways to say thanks to the teachers in your community.
Looking for ways to say thank you to first responders? Here are some tips to respectfully show your appreciation.
Thinking about buying a foreclosure? Here are some things to keep in mind before embarking on this challenging journey.
Thinking about asking a family member for a loan? Here are some tips for borrowing from relatives without straining relationships.
Determining your insurance needs can be overwhelming. Here are some basics on home and auto insurance and warranty plans to help you make a smart decision.
If you're a teacher with a little extra time in need of some summer cash, we've got ideas for you.
Wondering why your credit card needs a chip? EMV credit cards keep your data safer than ever before. Learn more about chip cards and what they mean for you.
Take a crash course in Egyptology, hike through redwoods, ice skate downtown, and more in San Jose.
Traveling to Seattle? Lucky you! We've rounded up a list of 25 things to do for under $25 in Seattle, Washington. Check it out now!
Having overdraft protection can be a smart financial tool when used responsibly. Find out more about you can protect your account and save money.
A look at the history of memes and some of our favorite internet memes about banking and financial planning.
A co-signer could help someone with a spotty or limited credit history get a loan. Find out more about how co-signing a loan works and the risks involved.
Buying a house? Here's a breakdown of the fees you'll pay that are critical to closing the deal.
Unable to pay off the credit card balance each month? Find out how to control spending and avoid going deeper into debt.
Having some work done around your house? Here is a field guide to residential contractors and special tips for managing them.
Pest inspections? Transfer taxes? Before you sign on the dotted line for your dream home, make sure you understand what you are paying for.
Four Lights Houses founder Jay Shafer talks about how radical simplification equals liberation and other lessons learned from the tiny house trend.
Park City is a playground for athletes and auteurs, but there are tons of affordable activities. Here are 25 things to do under $25.
Passport? Check. Ticket? Check. But have you thought about these other critical elements to prepare for your semester abroad?
Taking a second trip down the aisle? Experts recommend talking money before you pop the bubbly. Here's what you need to cover.
New York can be crazy expensive, but here are some ways to have a fun-filled trip without spending a fortune.
A declined credit card can be so embarrassing. Find out why yours might have a hold on it—and how to prevent credit card declines in the future.
Some tips from Kimberly Palmer, author of, "Smart Mom, Rich Mom," a how-to book for moms on building wealth for their families.
So you scored a windfall! But now what do you do with all that hot cash? Vacation? Pay debt? Maybe both.
Teachers: Are you struggling to get everything done in a day? We know you're swamped, so we collected some top time-saving tips from other pros who know what you're going through.
You suddenly have a pile of cash—do you pay down debt or put it into savings? A little of both, experts say.
Gift giving at work can be tricky for bosses and workers alike. Here are some tips to help you navigate holiday gift giving on the job.
Savings account, CD, or Money Market? A quick guide to help you decide where to stash your cash to meet your savings goals.
Traveling to California's Central Coast? Here are 25 ideas for under $25 in and around San Luis Obispo
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What you need to know about handling your finances after a divorce.
Fighting about money? Experts explain when money trouble leads to divorce--and how to remedy the problem.
Roam the land of the Rat Pack! Here are 25 ideas for under $25 in and around Palm Springs, California.
Estate planning can be daunting for any parent, but can be especially so for a single parent. Check out our guide to estate plans to prepare for the future.
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