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The Pandemic Induced Higher Divorce Rates. Here's What it Can Do to Your Finances

Divorces increased do to the pandemic. If you're headed for a major uncoupling, it's to your advantage to know the implications it could have on your...

Are you Prioritizing Your Financial Goals? Here's Why You Should and How to Do it

You've got financial goals, but have you ever put them in order of how you'll tackle them? We'll walk you through the process if you haven't.

Investors, Have You Used the Rule of 72? If Not, Here's Why You're Missing Out

Have you heard of the Rule of 72? It's a basic formula that every investor should have at the ready. See why you should figure out how the rule of 72...

Are You Mapping Your Money? Here's What it is and Why You Should Do It

Ever heard of money mapping? Nope, you've probably just heard about budgeting. Learn about what it is and why you want to do it.

Can't Afford to Save for Retirement? Take These 5 Steps: High Earners, This Includes You

Don't think you can afford to save for retirement because of whatever reason — lifestyle creep, excessive student loans, etc.? Let's tackle that issue...

6 Retirement-Ready Mistakes 60-Year-Olds Commonly Make

Are you 60 and practically salivating at the idea of retirement? Avoid these common mistakes that can put you into dangerous territory.

The Best Investment: Telling Debt to Buzz Off. Do You Agree? 

Is debt the root of all evil or sunshine on a balmy day? It's funny how experts can be so divided on this issue. What do you think?

Are You Creditworthy? A Look at What Your Lender Sees (and Does Investing Affect Your Credit?)

Let's get under the microscope of what your lender sees when you apply for loan. Also, does investing and trading affect your credit and vice versa? L...

You "Cubicle Copied" Your Retirement Plan? Yikes! Why That's a Big Mistake 

It's so easy, so tempting to lean over and say to your office buddy, "What box did you check on the retirement forms?" But is it the best idea? Not at...

Lost Money in the Markets? It's a Good Learning Experience (and Can Make You a Better Investor)

It's always best to take a look at the silver linings, especially when you lose money. Losing money in the stock market can be a great thing (yes, rea...

5 Retirement Savings Thought Traps (and How to Dodge Them)

It's easy to think, "It's too hard to save" or "I'll never be able to save enough" when it comes to retirement savings. Are you thinking some of these...

Getting Ready to Retire? Check These Things First

Before you crash down your boss' door with your retirement announcement, consider doing your homework first. You don't want to get overeager without d...

Are Your Hobbies (and Your Kids' Hobbies) Killing Your Retirement Savings?

A new sports season has arrived. And with it, parents shell out big bucks for their kids to play. How much are your own hobbies and that of your kids...

Why You Should Know Your Net Worth (and Why it's Not Good if You Don't)

Be honest: Do you know your net worth? If you go, "Hmmmm...." it's time to start digging. Because the truth is, you should know that number as well as...

Have You Gotten Long-Term Care Insurance? You Could Shred Your Nest Egg if You Haven't

You haven't gotten long-term care insurance? Eeeeek. It's one of the tenets of basic personal finance, so learn more about how to get it so you don't...