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How One Woman Turned Her Financial Crisis Into a Successful Business

No matter what your salary is, you can still fall into the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle. But there are lessons you can learn from others’ mistakes that might prevent you from falling into a similar situation. This woman shares her story in detail.

Jen Smith 18 Mar
Alexandra and Ryan Davis

Opinion: Married Couples Should Have Separate Bank Accounts. Here’s Why

In the past, it was virtually unheard of for married couples to keep their finances separate. Today, more and more are choosing that route. Here are 5 major benefits of keeping separate bank accounts as a married couple.

Anna Baluch 16 Mar
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40 of the Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Moms are some of the most selfless people on the planet. If you’re trying to find Mother’s Day gifts for the women in your life, there are plenty of great ideas for moms with every personality, life stage, and price range.

Jen Smith 02 Mar
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All Star Cheer Costs a Fortune, but I Pay for It Anyway. Here’s Why

For the past seven years, my daughter has been a competitive cheerleader. But even though all star cheer takes up a significant part of my monthly budget, when I sit down and think about it, it’s worth it.

Jana Lynch 24 Feb
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How This Couple Paid Off $20,000 in Debt After Losing Their Jobs

Everything was going right for Kyle and Adrian Hildebrand. Until Adrian unexpectedly lost her job. Then several months later, her husband was laid off. Here’s the story of how these layoffs inspired them to pay off their debt, even with a low income.

Jen Smith 13 Feb
Micah Jankowski and Her Husband

How One Woman Paid Off $10,000 of Debt in Eleven Months

Micah had $9,970.40 in student loan and credit card debt. She worked two jobs but could still only make the minimum payments. Sometimes, she couldn’t make them at all. Eventually, it became too much. Micah decided something had to change.

Anna Baluch 13 Feb
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Car Accidents Happen Every Day, and Insurance Doesn’t Always Cover Everything. Here’s What You Need.

If you’ve had a car accident or faced any other unexpected situation, there are a few ways you can use your emergency fund to offset the expenses. Here are some different examples of how you can use your emergency fund to your advantage.

Veneta Lusk 07 Feb
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Are You Addicted to Shopping? Here Are 5 Signs You Might Be

Shopping can transition into an addiction if you start using aimless purchases to fill an emotional or social void. If you think you or someone you love might have a shopping addiction, here’s how you can identify and manage it.

Ben Huber 17 Jan
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4 Reasons You Should Never Lend Money to Friends or Family

People love to help their loved ones when they can, especially their friends and family. While this can work out for both parties, it can put strain on your relationship and has the potential to cause more harm than good.

Kevin Payne 16 Jan
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9 Gifts You Should Never Buy as Christmas Presents

People have the best intentions when shopping for the holidays, but sometimes it’s best to not give than to give Christmas presents that could end up trashed or considered insulting. Don’t gift these if you want to err on the side of caution.

Jen Smith 03 Jan