5 Mistakes to Avoid When You Start Saving Money

Personal Finance

5 Mistakes to Avoid When You Start Saving Money

5 Mistakes to Avoid When You Start Saving Money

We all love it when payday rolls around and the idea of using the influx of cash to buy a new pair of shoes or a round of drinks can be tempting. But it’s not always the best idea. Sure, having a budget is like being on a diet (you have to treat yourself now... Read More

5 Reasons Not to Be Embarrassed About Your Debt

Managing Debt

5 Reasons Not to Be Embarrassed About Your Debt

5 Reasons Not to Be Embarrassed About Your Debt

Debt is a delicate subject. If you have $100,000 in debt, is that a good thing or a bad thing? If it’s a mortgage, it might be good. If it’s a mortgage on a house that’s underwater, it might be bad. If it’s a high interest credit card balance, it might be really bad. Here’s... Read More

Darth Vader’s Suit Would Cost $18.3 Million

Personal Finance

Darth Vader’s Suit Would Cost $18.3 Million

Darth Vader’s Suit Would Cost $18.3 Million

If Darth Vader were a Sith Lord in real life, he’d likely need a budget nearly the size of the Star Wars’ franchise’s $21 billion and counting in box office and merchandise sales just to stay dressed. It turns out Lord Vader’s iconic black suit would cost a whopping $18.3 million (and that’s not including... Read More

How to Qualify for Obama’s New Student Loan Forgiveness Measure

Students

How to Qualify for Obama’s New Student Loan Forgiveness Measure

How to Qualify for Obama’s New Student Loan Forgiveness Measure

The Obama administration announced Tuesday a plan to forgive $7.7 billion in federal student loans held by an estimated 387,000 permanently disabled Americans, of which roughly half (179,000) are in default. While the administration tried to streamline the discharge of student loans for the permanently disabled four years ago, few eligible borrowers took advantage. Now,... Read More

5 Last-Minute Tax Tips That Will Save You Money

Personal Finance

5 Last-Minute Tax Tips That Will Save You Money

5 Last-Minute Tax Tips That Will Save You Money

The moment of truth is nearly upon those of us who waited to file our federal income taxes. Yes, this year the tax deadline is April 18 instead of the 15th — offering serious procrastinators a little reprieve. But the longer you wait, the more you increase the chance of making a mistake under pressure. Still,... Read More

How to Break 10 Bad Money Habits

Personal Finance

How to Break 10 Bad Money Habits

How to Break 10 Bad Money Habits

Our good habits carry us along almost effortlessly. That’s positive. It lets us focus on the things that need our attention most. But as you work to pay off debt, save and get your financial life on track, you’ll probably find some old, counterproductive habits undermining your progress. They may have worked once, but now they’re... Read More

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