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20 Credit Facts Every 20-Something Should Know

From the factors that can affect your score to the difference between good and bad debt, Gen Y needs to master these lessons now. More

5 Ways to Protect Your Card at the Gas Pump

Consumers typically worry about credit card fraud when making purchases online or conducting ATM transactions, but fraudulent credit card activity has taken the form of gas station scams. More

How to Get Your Apartment Security Deposit Back

If you take certain steps to protect yourself, you can reasonably ensure that your security deposit refund makes its way back into your savings account. More

6 Reasons Why 20-Somethings Should Never Buy a New Car

Sorry to burst your dreams, but buying new just doesn’t stand up to financial scrutiny. In fact, the benefits of buying a used car far outweigh buying new. More

5 Ways to Start an Emergency Fund

Most Americans don’t have emergency funds, but it’s necessary with this tough economy. Here’s how you can start building up your savings. More

Could Retiring Early Kill You?

Some studies say that retiring early can kill you sooner, others disagree. Here are the stats and what they mean. More

How to Combine Coupons (and Save Big!)

How do you take advantage of the great savings that come from using coupons? One author shows how to combine clippings for the best deals. More

Private Student Loan Debt: the Newest Lending Crisis?

New figures show that private student loan debt has reached $150 billion. Find out why experts are likening this kind of lending to the subprime mortgage crisis. More

Find Out Why Women Work Harder to Save for Retirement

Check out these 5 interesting reasons why women must work harder to save for retirement. More

The Hunger Games Investment Poll: Vote for Your Favorite District

What if all of the districts under the Capitol in Panem were equivalent to a real industry within the U.S.’s present-day economy? Which one should win? Vote in our poll. More