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FICO 2.0: What You Need to Know About the New Credit Score Changes

New tweaks to the credit-score formula may help boost peoples' scores. We look at the pros—and cons—to the revamped methodology.

August Financial Check-In: What You Should Know About Your Money This Month

We’re keeping you informed about everything from rising student loan interest rates to bullish stock market rallies.

6 Macroeconomic Factors—and Their Micro Effect on Your Own Money

We've put together a plain-English crib sheet on the financial buzzwords you've heard lately—and how it impacts your money.

Match Not Made in Employer Heaven: Companies Reduce 401(k) Benefits

To return to pre-recession profit levels, companies are looking to cut 401(k) matching. But there are other ways to boost savings.

How to Budget
A Simple Antidote to Overspending: Gratitude

Researchers suggest feeling thankful—for anything!—can curb the urge to buy. And it's not just impulsive shoppers who can benefit.

Top Money Mistakes To Avoid

10 Retirement Myths That Can Wreak Havoc on Your Nest Egg

There are too many mistaken beliefs floating around about the “R” word. Here's the truth about saving for retirement.

9 Mistakes Not to Make With 529 Savings Plans

Need to save for college, but not quite sure how? These pitfalls should be on your radar.

Loans & Mortgages
7 Top Mortgage-Shopping Mistakes to Avoid

A home is probably the biggest purchase you will ever make. Be sure not to trip over these mortgage-shopping pitfalls.

Things You're Embarrassed To Ask

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Checklist: I Want to Do My Financial Planning for Getting Married

From nailing down home expenses to drafting a five-year financial plan, don't avoid these 10 money to-dos before tying the knot.

Checklist: I Want to Set Financial Goals for Myself

Financial goals help you create your dream life. Here's a step-by-step guide to creating one—and ensuring you follow through.

Checklist: I Lost My Job

Have you had a career hiccup? First of all, don't panic. Then, follow these steps to get back on track.

I Want to Leave the Nest

Whether you've just graduated or are back on your feet after a tough job search, moving out is a big step.

I Want to Dispute an Error on My Credit Report

Studies say up to 25% of credit reports contain errors, some of which could drag down your credit score.

I Want to Do My Taxes

This checklist gets you in and out of tax season with minimal fuss.



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