Finance Basics

Bad Money Habits: Stop Overspending on Subscriptions

Bad habits. We all have them. And while some are relatively harmless (biting your nails, snapping your gum), others aren’t so benign. For instance, if you’re in the habit of setting and forgetting subscription services (like video and music streaming, weekly meal kits, or endless others), your habit can lead to serious consequences. That’s why […]

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Sprints or Marathons: How Do You Run Your Money?

When it comes to managing personal finances, we generally see two types of people: those who treat money like a sprint and those who treat it like a marathon. The sprint mentality encourages you to focus on one financial goal at a time — it’s especially trendy now, as we see more articles like “How […]

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Make the Most of Your FDIC Insurance Coverage

Insuring your home, health , and cars just makes sense. You want to protect what’s important to you (or what’s expensive to replace). So why would you not protect your money, too? That’s where the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) comes in. The FDIC was created in 1933 during the Great Depression as a way […]

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Find Financial Well-Being Through Hygge

Have you heard of hygge? It’s a Danish concept (derived from the Old Norse term for “comfort”) of coziness and contentment that grew majorly popular in the U.S. back in 2016. The Danes practice implementing hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) in multiple facets of their lives. (Maybe that’s why they’re known as one of the happiest countries […]

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Financial Literacy Is for Everyone: Start Here

That due date on your credit-card bill? You know you should submit your payment before it, but you rarely do. And you’ve heard from your parents, your best friend, and the financial pro you saw on a television program that creating a budget would help you better manage your money. Yet you tend to have […]

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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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