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How Millennials Can Navigate Cell Phone Contracts

Graham Ober | Posted 05.22.2015 | Money
Graham Ober

Smartphones are the veritable Swiss army knives of technology for millions of millennials. In fact, 87% of adults aged 18 to 34 admit that their phone never leaves their side, according to Zogby Analytics.

6 Financial Moves to Consider Before You Turn 30

Graham Ober | Posted 05.06.2015 | Money
Graham Ober

When the big 3-0 is right around the corner, it can seem like all your biggest anxieties about money are culminating into one apocalyptic mess. Getting married, having kids and saving for retirement, once distant goals with their own financial implications, have now edged their way up to the top of your to-do list. But turning 30 can also be a time when you finally figure things out.

First Job, First Salary: What Recent Grads Say

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 04.06.2015 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

After years of part-time jobs and living on a shoe-string budget, earning your first salary after college rocks.

You Got the Job -- Now Here's What to Expect

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 03.30.2015 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

If your first full-time job is locked down by the time you cross the stage on college graduation day, you're probably feeling a mix of excitement and relief. But looking back on the past four years doesn't usually come without a hint of anxiety for the future: Entering the working world means you'll no longer be a big fish in a small campus pond.

5 Tips for Millennials Who Need to Get on a Budget

Graham Ober | Posted 03.15.2015 | Money
Graham Ober

Millennials have faced their own set of challenges in the transition to adulthood. For many, hefty student loan debt and entering the workforce in an economic recession have made their financial lives difficult, making money a touchy subject.

5 Things Millennials Should Consider Before Buying A Home

Graham Ober | Posted 02.15.2015 | Money
Graham Ober

Even if your credit score isn't up to snuff or the costs seem to high right now, you can get your finances into better shape before you try to buy your first home.

7 Steps to Start Investing as a Millennial

Graham Ober | Posted 12.16.2014 | Money
Graham Ober

There's no time like the present to start investing your extra money, even if it's as little as $100. But among stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs and more, it can be difficult for young investors to decide how to invest their cash.

7 Tips for Evaluating Your Retirement Portfolio in Your 20s

Graham Ober | Posted 12.29.2014 | Money
Graham Ober

Many people get automatically defaulted into their employer's retirement plan without thinking about what exactly they're investing in. Here are seven tips for 20-somethings to start evaluating their retirement portfolios now.

The Most And Least Expensive Cities To Raise Children

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents

A recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture stated that the cost of raising a child is $250,000. But the folks at finance website NerdWall...

5 Things Smart 20-Somethings Are Doing to Save for Retirement

Graham Ober | Posted 09.23.2014 | Money
Graham Ober

As the U.S. economy tries to right itself after a rocky six years, it isn't surprising that many young people haven't given much thought to retirement.

The 10 Best Cities For Single Moms In The U.S.

Posted 06.25.2014 | Divorce

Single moms looking to thrive may want to head out of the city and into the suburbs, a new survey suggests. NerdWallet, a personal finance website,...

Joint Replacements Cost More Than Annual Income in 18 States

Napala Pratini | Posted 06.23.2014 | Money
Napala Pratini

For many, finding a way to save for retirement is a challenge when paying the bills leaves you with little left. But whether you are making upwards of $200,000 or less than $50,000, there are ways to plan for the future.

And The City Where Women Earn The Most Is...

Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

When President Obama called the wage gap "an embarrassment" in his State of the Union address, we had to agree. But could we just be living in the wro...

Denver Ranked Among Top Cities for Job Seekers

Divya Raghavan | Posted 03.16.2014 | Denver
Divya Raghavan

For many people, the beginning of 2014 is marked by aspirations of finding a new and better job. With a national unemployment rate of 6.7 percent, the...

D.C. Ranked Among Top Cities for Job Seekers in 2014

Divya Raghavan | Posted 03.11.2014 | DC
Divya Raghavan

Beyond the plethora of government jobs available, D.C. also offers employment at higher education institutions and healthcare facilities, among opportunities in other industries.

Great Fitness Gifts for Father's Day

Tim Chen | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Tim Chen

Whether your dad is looking to intensify his current workout routine or if he just wants to get started down the path to better health, our top five list helps you compare the top devices and find the perfect fit.

And The Healthiest City In America Is...

Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.22.2013 | San Francisco

What makes a particular city healthy? A low percentage of overweight citizens? A prevalence of jogging paths? Relatively few of its offices stricken w...

And The Richest City In America Is...

Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.30.2013 | San Francisco

There are lots of ways to measure the wealthiest city in America. You can look at median household income or the percentage of people who rake in u...

D.C. Is A Great Place To Look For A Job, According To This Survey

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.29.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The seat of government is a fine place to look for work. NerdWallet, an independent financial review website, earlier this month rele...

A Two-Year Degree Might Beat Your Bachelor's

Posted 01.10.2013 | College

A college degree's impact on earning potential is well known, but new data questions whether an associate's degree can beat out a bachelor's. Mark...

How To Bank For Free

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.28.2012 | Money

Despite an uptick in the number of big banks charging fees for low-balance checking accounts, free checking accounts are not dead--yet. A new tool...