Tax Hacks 2014: The 10 Dumbest and 4 Smartest Things You Can Do With a Tax Refund
Tax Hacks 2014: The 10 Dumbest and 4 Smartest Things You Can Do With a Tax Refund

on February 7, 2014

Every year millions of Americans get money back, then blow it. Here are the best and worst ways to treat the return of your hard-earned money, along with some advice on tracking your refund.

6 Ways to Prepare for a Medical Emergency Now
6 Ways to Prepare for a Medical Emergency Now

on June 20, 2013

You can take steps to make sure you’re not slammed with medical debt because of a trip to the emergency room.

You Got a Refund? Rethink Your Plan
You Got a Refund? Rethink Your Plan

on May 1, 2013

Getting a refund is a good idea only if you lack the discipline to save money on your own.

Tax Hacks 2012: 7 Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund
Tax Hacks 2012: 7 Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund

on February 27, 2012

Tax refunds are the only windfall many people ever see, and year after year there’s a big temptation to blow it all on something fun. Nothing wrong with that if your finances are in order, but if not, there are better ideas.

14 Frugal Uses for an Income Tax Refund
14 Frugal Uses for an Income Tax Refund

on February 14, 2012

Getting a tax refund this year? Invest it in something, or several somethings, that will benefit you for the rest of the year. Or even for the rest of your life.

Tax Changes 2009: Ready for a Refund?
Tax Changes 2009: Ready for a Refund?

on February 5, 2010

Before you file your taxes, it pays to check up on the latest changes to the tax code. This comprehensive list will ensure you don’t miss a thing!

Viewer Question: Emergency Savings: Bank Account or Savings Bonds?
Viewer Question: Emergency Savings: Bank Account or Savings Bonds?

on November 18, 2009

In an emergency, should you use the money in your savings account or cash in your savings bonds?

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Just 25 Percent of Americans Use This Wealth-Building Tool

on August 27, 2018

One action can more than double your odds of achieving financial goals like saving money monthly and establishing an emergency fund.

9 Impulse Purchases You Instantly Regret
9 Impulse Purchases You Instantly Regret

on July 21, 2014

It’s buying useless stuff like this that keeps you from saving money and having an emergency fund in the bank.

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Puppy
There’s No Such Thing as a Free Puppy

on February 20, 2014

Got your emergency fund in place? Good. Now set one up for your pet, to deal with any minor (or major) issues that might arise.

More People Have Job Security
More People Have Job Security

on September 19, 2012

A new survey says a majority of employees are working on an emergency fund, though few think they might lose their job in the next three months.

Living on the Financial Edge? 7 Tips to Help You Keep It Together
Living on the Financial Edge? 7 Tips to Help You Keep It Together

on January 25, 2012

About to lose your job with no emergency fund in sight? Time to put your life in “safe mode.”

How To Formulate An Effective Personal Financial Plan
How To Formulate An Effective Personal Financial Plan

on March 5, 2010

Here’s how to create an effective personal financial plan: know your net worth and cash flow situation, get enough insurance, build an emergency fund and set goals.

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6 Big Obstacles to Having a Comfortable Retirement

on August 8, 2022

U.S. workers are spending more and saving less. A new survey identified half a dozen reasons why.

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12 Ways You Can Get Gift Cards for Free

on August 8, 2022

Get yourself some extra buying power.

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8 Ways Inflation Is Impacting Our Wallets

on August 3, 2022

Many of us are making big shifts in our patterns of spending and saving.

Man stresed about lack of money
10 Bad Money Habits That Are Robbing You Blind

on July 30, 2022

Here’s how to change those bad behaviors.

The Truth Behind 14 Common Money Tips
The Truth Behind 14 Common Money Tips

on July 30, 2022

We hear a lot about what the “experts” recommend, but does it actually make sense for you?

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3 Surprisingly Costly Mistakes We Make at Gas Stations

on July 28, 2022

How many of these cash-guzzling missteps have you made?

6 Clever Ways to Build Wealth Outside the Stock Market
6 Clever Ways to Build Wealth Outside the Stock Market

on July 21, 2022

Diversification is essential to wealth-building. Here are six non-stock ways to plump up your portfolio.

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