Monthly Archives: November 2016

Half the Country Got Raises This Year. Here’s What to Do if You Didn’t

A survey shows 50% of Americans saw a pay hike in 2016. Still waiting for yours? These 4 tips will help you make your case. More

It’s Phishing Season: How to Protect Yourself on Black Friday and Beyond

Excited for the holiday season? So are cyber thieves. Take these cautionary steps before you start your online shopping. More

Checklist: Considering Refinancing Your Student Loans? 5 Questions to Ask First

From interest rates to payment terms, this checklist helps pinpoint the factors to consider before taking out a new loan. More

LearnVest Vocab Lesson: 6 Credit Definitions You Need to Know

It’s about more than a three-digit score. From hard inquiries to DTIs, we outline the key things that can impact your credit. More

3 Things to Remember About Your Money After the Election 

Worried about how your finances could be affected? LearnVest planners weigh in on some key things to keep in mind. More

Are You Sabotaging Your Short-Term Money Goals?

Even financially savvy people can get off track when trying to tackle seemingly easier goals. Here’s what to watch out for. More

‘Paying Down $112K of Debt Super-Fast Made Me Miserable—So I Did This Instead’

Yes, there is such a thing as being too aggressive paying off debt—if you can’t sustain it. Here’s how one woman stayed on track. More

The New Parents’ Quick Guide to Choosing Health Benefits

You may have already figured out premiums, deductibles and copays but what about spousal surcharges and FSAs? Here’s some help. More

5 Sneaky Ways You’re Not Getting the Most Out of Your Travel Rewards Card

A travel rewards card can be a useful tool to save money on trips—if you’re using it the right way. Here are 5 mistakes to nix. More

7 Common Mistakes Financial Planners See When It Comes to Retirement

From analysis paralysis to forgetting about healthcare costs, pros dish on the blunders people make when building their nest egg. More