Why start a gratitude practice? For starters, it can help attract health and wealth. Here's the first step to shifting your mindset.
How to give money to your favorite charity during the holidays and beyond — plus some tell-tale signs of scams.
Thinking about asking a family member for a loan? Here are some tips for borrowing from relatives without straining relationships.
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.
Can't decide if DIY investing is right for you? Here are the pros and cons to think about before you take the leap
Many successful investors typically follow smart financial rules to amass great fortunes. Here are some useful tips from some of the most successful investors in the world.
Plenty of people are balancing the financial demands of children and aging parents. Here are some tips on how to find balance as part of the Sandwich Generation.
Here are 25 budget-friendly ideas for Boston.
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.
Thinking about buying a foreclosure? Here are some things to keep in mind before embarking on this challenging journey.
When you hear "Freshman 15" you might think of late nights and greasy fast food. With fifteen money saving tips for college students, BBVA Compass shares a freshman fifteen students can feel good about.
Buying your first home and considering different types of real estate? Check out our guide to single-family homes, condos, townhomes, co-ops, and more.
Dreaming of your own island getaway and wondering if you should buy? There's a lot to consider before you sign. Check out these tips from an expert.
Can technology enhance your wine country experience? We think so. Here's how.
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.
Got some money to save? Here's what you need to know to decide between a CD and a savings account.
The Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) offers relief for homeowners who are still underwater after the housing crisis. Do you qualify for a HARP loan?
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.
Retirement expert and author Kerry Hannon has great ideas on getting back to work on your terms. Baseball usher, anyone?
Divorce is never easy,. Experts offer insights on how to lessen the financial blow and protect yourself.
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.
Sick pets are ja heartbreaking reality of pet ownership. Pet insurance can come in handy if your pet is hurt or becomes ill. Here is what to consider.
Share your appreciation for teachers but skip the apple! Here are some thoughtful ways to say thanks to the teachers in your community.
Here are some ways to show our appreciation and thank nurses for all that they do in our community.
Looking for ways to say thank you to first responders? Here are some tips to respectfully show your appreciation.
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.
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!
Debt can be a smart financial tool if you use it correctly. Do you know if your debt helping or hurting your financial future? Get insider tips here.
Take a crash course in Egyptology, hike through redwoods, ice skate downtown, and more in San Jose.
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.
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.
Four Lights Houses founder Jay Shafer talks about how radical simplification equals liberation and other lessons learned from the tiny house trend.
There are many benefits to refinancing, including lowering your interest rate and your mortgage term. Our helpful Re-Fi Survival Guide can make it easier!
Pest inspections? Transfer taxes? Before you sign on the dotted line for your dream home, make sure you understand what you are paying for.
Having some work done around your house? Here is a field guide to residential contractors and special tips for managing them.
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.
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.
Tipping during the holidays can be confusing. Check out this holiday tipping guide to help show your gratitude without busting your budget.
So you scored a windfall! But now what do you do with all that hot cash? Vacation? Pay debt? Maybe both.
Some tips from Kimberly Palmer, author of, "Smart Mom, Rich Mom," a how-to book for moms on building wealth for their families.
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
Roam the land of the Rat Pack! Here are 25 ideas for under $25 in and around Palm Springs, California.
Ever considered what you would you do if you were to suddenly lose your income? Disability insurance is something you might need. Find out why and how much.
Fighting about money? Experts explain when money trouble leads to divorce--and how to remedy the problem.
What you need to know about handling your finances after a divorce.
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.
Saving money and getting organized are on everyone's to-do list, but it's not always obvious that the two are intertwined.
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