Personal Finance Articles

Five Back-to-School Shopping Tips that Save Money
Kate Robinson Beckwith

August 14, 2019

If you're stressed out about all the supplies you'll need to get for your kids…

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Five Apps to Help Save for Retirement
Jessica Thiefels

August 7, 2019

If you're unsure of where to begin planning for your financial future, there are many…

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5 Home Buying Mistakes to Avoid
John Russo

July 30, 2019

If you're in the market for a new home and looking to take out a…

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3 Unexpected Costs of Raising a Kid
John Russo

July 26, 2019

Many soon-to-be parents are curious about the costs of raising a kid or two, or…

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13 Health Insurance Terms You Need to Know
Sarah Li Cain

July 17, 2019

Choosing a health insurance plan can be tricky. Get started by learning about these 13 health insurance terms to help educate yourself.

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How to Increase Home Value
Jessica Thiefels

July 10, 2019

If you're about to put your home on the market, then you'll want to check out these low cost and relatively simple ways to increase home value on a budget.

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The Best Financial Tips We Learned from Our Dads
John Russo

June 14, 2019

For many of us, our introduction to financial health and planning came from our dad…

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60% of Americans Aren’t Saving Enough for Retirement
John Russo

May 30, 2019

Our latest survey revealed that 60% of Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement. If that…

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8 Financial Goals for 2019
Sarah Li Cain

May 29, 2019

Don’t let the year pass you by without checking these eight things. It will help you stay on top of your financial goals!

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How to Save Money on Vacation
John Russo

May 28, 2019

Find out how to save money on your next summer vacation by setting up a vacation budget, finding fun free events, and more.

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How to Make a Budget Plan Even if You Hate Math
Jessica Thiefels

May 16, 2019

Find out how a budget could help you save more money—even if you hate math. We have 5 easy ways to keep you on track with minimal math.

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How to Avoid Wedding Debt

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of wedding planning and spend more…

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Why Financial Literacy Is Not Just a Buzz Term
Betsalel Cohen

April 18, 2019

Not so long ago, cash was the preferred method of payment for daily purchases, but times have certainly changed. As consumer shopping behaviors have evolved (think Amazon and online shopping) so has our relationship with credit cards and debt. Credit can cloud our view of spending, making it easy to forget how much we haveRead more Why Financial Literacy Is Not Just a Buzz Term

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ASU Study: Freedom Debt Relief Clients Are 24% More Financially Healthy
John Russo

April 17, 2019

The L. William Seidman Research Institute at ASU found that Freedom Debt Relief clients are…

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How to Reduce Expenses and Save Money Every Month
Jessica Thiefels

April 8, 2019

Whether money’s tight or you’re trying to get out of debt faster, you’re probably wondering how to reduce expenses and save money. Here are some tips.

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How to Buy a House with Bad Credit
Jessica Thiefels

March 27, 2019

Wondering how to buy a house with bad credit? It’s more difficult, but it is…

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Survey: Americans Can’t Cover Emergency Expenses
John Russo

March 19, 2019

Are people saving enough to cover a $5000 emergency expense? We surveyed over 2,000 Americans…

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Mortgage Vocabulary: Terms You Need to Know

If you're in the market for a house or plan to refinance one, you may want to brush up on your mortgage vocabulary to help you make informed choices.

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Survey: More Women Than Men Are Stressed About Debt
John Russo

March 11, 2019

A survey from Freedom Debt Relief suggests that women tend to feel worse about debt…

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3 Expert Tips for Raising Financially Responsible Kids
John Russo

March 6, 2019

Raising financially responsible kids is the goal of many parents. Learn three expert tips on…

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Survey: How Americans Spend Their Tax Refunds
John Russo

March 4, 2019

Freedom Debt Relief surveyed over 2,000 how they were planning to use their tax refund,…

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5 Tips to Improve Your Credit Score
John Russo

February 27, 2019

One of the best ways to improve your overall financial health, is to improve your credit score. Here are 5 tips on how to do just that.

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Survey: 54% of Americans Can’t Handle a $500 Expense
John Russo

February 27, 2019

We surveyed more than 2,000 Americans on their financial situation and learned that 54% of…

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4 New 2018 Tax Changes You Need to Know Before You File
Michael Micheletti

January 30, 2019

Find out how 2018 tax changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will affect…

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4 Simple Ways to Improve Your Finances in 2019
Tammi Huang

January 23, 2019

Many people want to get financially healthy this year. If you're wondering how to improve…

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Ways To Save More Money
Charla Myers

September 5, 2018

If you're struggling to get a handle on your household budget, keep in mind that there are always ways to save more money. Read our savings ideas here.

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9 Smart Ways to Save Money on Summer Vacation
Charla Myers

June 2, 2018

With a little bit of planning, you can enjoy an awesome vacation and still stay…

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10 Money-Saving Vacation Hacks
Aimee Bennett

May 25, 2018

While you’re on vacation, it can be hard to relax because you’re worried about the…

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9 Amazing Ways to Save $300 Every Month
Charla Myers

May 4, 2018

Obeying these 9 budget rules can help you save $300 a month – or more!…

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What’s a Good Debt-to-Income Ratio?
John Russo

May 1, 2018

Debt-to-income ratio tells you what percent of your monthly income goes towards paying debt. Learn how to calculate your DTI and why it's important.

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7 Budget Basics Your Teenager Should Know
Aimee Bennett

April 30, 2018

It is never too early to teach money skills. Learn seven essentials of using a…

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How to Understand and Conquer Financial Phobia
John Russo

February 2, 2018

If you’re suffering from financial phobia, you’re not alone. Learn more about this fear, how…

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10 Ways to Clean Up Your Finances
Ann Condron

December 13, 2017

Start the year off right with our 10 favorite money tips, from maxing out your…

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How to Save $100 by Unsubscribing from Entertainment Apps
Charla Myers

November 17, 2017

Many of us have no idea what we spend on subscription services every year. How…

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How to Improve Your Financial Health
John Russo

September 12, 2017

Your financial health is just as important as your physical health. Read these simple tips…

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Why Do People Overspend?
Tammi Huang

May 20, 2017

Why do people overspend? Here’s a glance into the psychological reasons some people tend to…

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5 Money Tips for Recent Grads
Aimee Bennett

April 14, 2017

We’ve got five financial tips to make the transition out of college go smoothly for…

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Debit or Credit?
Tammi Huang

October 14, 2013

Should you use debit or credit to make that purchase? It depends on a number of factors, including your personal preferences, your budget, and more.

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What is a 401k Plan?
Jacqueline Backman

July 15, 2013

What is a 401k plan? If you're just starting out, or even if you have been working for a while, learn more about using a 401k to save for your retirement.

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Couponing: A Beginner’s Guide
Sarah Li Cain

June 13, 2013

Whether you clip them out of newspapers, flyers, grab them when you enter the store,…

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