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Listen Up! 14 Financial Podcasts You Need to Listen to Now

Podcasts are all the rage these days, especially with millennials and Gen Z. They’re a go-to source for news and entertainment — but they can also be a great form of financial education. We’re guessing your podcast queue is already quite full, but if you can, you might consider finding room to squeeze in one […]

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Should You Pay off Debt or Save First?

With diploma in hand and a B.A. or B.S. added to your LinkedIn profile, you’ve graduated from late nights spent cramming at the library (right…) and hitting up the dining hall’s cereal bar for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Now it’s time to start living IRL. When it comes to your money, one of the biggest […]

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Financial Advice from the Founding Fathers

More than 240 years after they signed the Declaration of Independence, America’s founding fathers continue to teach us about life, liberty and … finance? That’s right. It turns out that some of today’s wisest financial advice continues to come from those who laid the groundwork for our great nation. Here’s what America’s founding fathers have […]

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Your Net Worth: A Snapshot of Your Personal Finance Health

You might think that net worth applies only to billionaires on the Forbes 400 list. But even if you don’t have the wealth of a Bezos, a Beyoncé, or a Buffet, net worth is an important financial measurement to know. And calculating yours can help you get a better sense of your overall financial health. […]

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FDIC vs. SIPC: Protecting Your Money

Navigating and truly understanding the world of finance can be challenging. Aside from deciding where to put your money, there’s the added puzzle of trying to decode what all those darn acronyms mean. From IRA and ETF to APR versus APY and the NYSE (if you’re not familiar, that’s the New York Stock Exchange), it’s […]

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Your Three-Minute Guide to Simple Interest

With many things in life — your favorite recipes, your morning routine — it pays to keep things, well … simple. That’s especially true when it comes to borrowing money or saving it. Simple interest is a term you might’ve heard before, but you might not fully understand how it works. Not to mention how […]

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6 Questions to Help You Actually Have ‘The Money Talk’ Without Freaking Out

In the beginning of a budding romance, finances can be the farthest thing from your mind. Before you take things to the next level (i.e. moving in together), it’s imperative to get on the same page about how the two of you will approach spending, saving, debt, and budgeting as a couple. And perhaps for […]

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How to Prepare For (and Get Through) Unexpected Money Emergencies

The unexpected can cause a financial crisis in any household. And, unfortunately, they tend to come on quick. Cue a natural disaster, like a hurricane, or widespread economic downturn, like the market crash in 2008, or a government shutdown. Even a sudden job loss or an illness—any of these could lead to a disruption in […]

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Newlyweds’ Guide to Financially ‘Happily Ever After’

After months of planning (do you really need a double boiler on your registry?) to saying, “I do,” to writing thank you notes— finally— you’re able to slip into newlywed bliss. You can keep the lovey-dovey grin on your face. We know. You’re not naïve. Couples bicker. As Noah so eloquently told Allie in “The […]

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Can You Define These 8 Personal Finance Terms?

Calling all personal finance nerds! Test your financial IQ with this quiz. Watch out for those abbreviations. When you’re done, see how you rate against people like you. What is the Ally Dejargonator? When it comes to your money, everything is dollars and cents. But when financial experts start talking, do you struggle to make […]

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