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Use This Infographic to Decide If You Should Refinance Your Student Loans

Brianna McGurran | Posted 01.22.2016 | Education
Brianna McGurran

Refinancing your student loans could come with a big payoff, but it also comes with big changes: a new lender, new repayment term and new interest rate. Refinancing federal loans also means losing certain benefits.

Keeping Your New Year's Financial Resolutions

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

For many of us, New Year's resolutions often vanish in days - weeks at most. The latest update of a University of Scranton study puts "weight loss" a...

6 Personal Finance Tips for Women | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business

My mom was widowed at age 48. I have 3 sisters. I know how difficult it can be to be a financially independent woman. I'm passionate about helping women feel secure and confident in handling their personal finances

REPAYE vs. Refinancing for Medical Residents and Fellows

Aryea Aranoff | Posted 01.20.2016 | Education
Aryea Aranoff

This is the final installment of a two-part series explaining everything a physician should know about the new federal student loan repayment progra...

10 Best and Worst States for Health Insurance Costs

GOBankingRates | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business

By Elyssa Kirkham, Finance Writer Health insurance costs are up for 2016. Monthly premiums for the most popular plans offered on Affordable Care Ac...

The 4-Week 401(k) Challenge

Catherine Golladay | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Catherine Golladay

Financial fitness is more like a marathon than a sprint, and it takes dedication over the course of your career to see the results of your hard work. The process can be much more manageable if you take small steps that have the potential to add up to big results.

10 States Most (and Least) Likely to Live Paycheck to Paycheck

GOBankingRates | Posted 01.18.2016 | Business

By Terence Loose, Contributor The state in which you choose to live can play a big role in how far your paycheck stretches each month. Some states ...

7 Things to Do if You Win the Powerball

Pauline Paquin | Posted 01.16.2016 | Money
Pauline Paquin

I have never had huge lump sums in my life, it is more like money has been piling up slowly but surely, and for as much as I would like to think I wouldn't go crazy, I'd probably, just a little bit... So what to do if you actually win the lottery?

What's the Best Way to Choose a Guardian for Your Kids?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Focusing on these issues may point more toward one or another potential guardian. But once you've answered these questions to your mutual satisfaction, there's still another important consideration.

Why Self-Coverage May Not Be An Adequate Substitute for Long-term Care Planning and Insurance

William Borton | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
William Borton

Many high-net-worth individuals are in that position because of a fiscally conservative lifestyle. Those who are able to self-insure may lack liquidity. Follow the steps that will help you avoid the long-term-care financial trap.

Take a Close Look at Social Security in 2016

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Any change to Social Security warrants attention, but there was enough activity late last year to require close reading and maybe a little additional planning if you're getting close to retirement age.

Answering Common Questions About the FAFSA

SALT | Posted 01.14.2016 | College

Some higher education institutions require you to fill out multiple financial aid applications, but they all require at least one -- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Are Store-Branded Credit Cards the Way to Go for Millennials?

Shazir Mucklai | Posted 01.15.2016 | College
Shazir Mucklai

As a millennial myself, I can personally attest to the fact that we like to spend and sometimes a little too darn much. Nowadays, credit cards are everywhere and stores have also begun to offer store-sponsored cards to its consumers.

The 31 Best Banks of 2016

GOBankingRates | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business

By Valencia Higuera, Contributor Choosing your next bank is one of the most important financial decisions you'll ever make, but the search can be t...

Personal Finance Tips While Traveling

Allan Smith | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Allan Smith

Want personal finance tips while traveling? Want to ensure you do not run out money on that glorious vacation? Here is the good news. I can guide you ...

Parents: Don't Waste Money on Powerball Tickets. Do These Things Instead!

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 01.12.2016 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

Dear fellow parents -- this is crazy. There are so many better ways to spend $50 of your hard-earned money than on powerball tickets. Many involve buying yourself some much-needed family time. Here are the first 23 that come to mind.

Saving Money To Travel Should Be A Priority, Not An Afterthought

Ashley Swymeler Morris | Posted 01.14.2016 | Travel
Ashley Swymeler Morris

Don't worry, this isn't another article about skipping your daily latte or never eating out again. I would never. But I do think establishing priorities is important. You have to decide where your dollars go.

9 Simple ways to help your teen build a strong credit score early on

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 01.11.2016 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

As parents, we play an important part in shaping their kids' attitude and beliefs towards money. Though, it is not always easy to talk to teenagers on...

5 Ways Of Dealing With Holiday Debt

MoneyTips | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business

MoneyTips Santa was not so kind to your friends and relatives this year, so you felt the need to fill the gap. You overspent on holiday gifts, and n...

Revised Pay As You Earn: Everything You Need to Know About REPAYE for Doctors

Aryea Aranoff | Posted 01.11.2016 | Education
Aryea Aranoff

This is part one of a two-part series that explains everything a physician should know about the new federal student loan repayment program, REPAYE....

How Police Catch Uninsured Drivers

NerdWallet | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business

The growing popularity of automatic license plate recognition systems, which allow law enforcement real-time access to uninsured-motorist databases in their state, may soon change how police catch uninsured drivers. In some places, it already has.

What's a Financial Plan? Do You Need One?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

I'm in my late thirties, have a great job, and about to get married. Unfortunately, though, I don't feel that I have a real handle on my finances, especially as I look ahead to married life. Is there a good way for me to get up to speed?

How to Be Richer in 2016

GOBankingRates | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist It was big news when the U.S. average hourly wage posted the biggest increase in years in October 2015. News repor...

Talk About Money Now to Save Your Relationship Later

Liz Higgins | Posted 01.08.2016 | Money
Liz Higgins

It is no secret that money is one of the top reasons couples divorce and break up. You would also probably be shocked to know how many couples getting married (as in, about to spend their entire lives together) have not discussed their finances.

How to Change Through Inspired Action

Jeff Singh | Posted 01.10.2016 | Good News
Jeff Singh

Original Image by Scott Cresswell Numerous articles are written on how to change extolling the powers of will, goals, and visualization, even advis...