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How CD Laddering Works

Learn how and why you should build a CD ladder.

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CD Loans: How to Borrow Against Your Certificate of Deposit

If you find you need cash quickly, here's how you can use your CD as collateral to get a loan.

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How to Close Your CD Early Without Paying a Fee

Find out how you can take advantage of a CD account and also avoid withdrawal fees.

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Your Guide to Market-Linked CDs

Here's everything you need to know about market-linked CDs and how they work.

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Certificates of Deposit Risks and Returns

Understand what you can stand to gain — or lose — with this kind of investment.

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What Is a Certificate of Deposit (CD)?

Find out which type of CD account is right for you.

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Here's how donating to charity can help both the organization and your taxes.

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Find out if your TV or smartphone really needs that protection plan.

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The best first-class airlines offer truly unforgettable flying experiences.

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Find out which of the Oracle of Omaha's investments did best this year.

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Finding the right gifts for your co-workers can be a job in itself.

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Celebrate Repeal Day this Dec. 5 by combining Prohibition-era frugality with some modern creativity.

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Find out if the AmEx savings account is your best choice.

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Find out the advantages and disadvantages of an FSA.

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35 Ways to Save for Your Emergency Fund

Use these tips to bulk up your emergency fund.

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10 Best Student Savings Accounts

Find the student savings account that's right for you.

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What Is an FSA?

Learn how an FSA works and how you can use one to save money.

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10 Best Savings Account Promotions Available Now

If building up your savings is a high priority, take advantage of these rates and bonus offers available today.

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The Best Auto Loan Rate in Every State

From Alaska to Wyoming, find out which states offer the best auto loan rates.

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How to Save Money With These 5 Car-Buying Incentives

Learn the incentives that will help you get your new car at a lower price.

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Difference Between Being a Co-Buyer vs. Cosigner on a Car Loan

Learn what it means to have a joint auto loan versus being a co-signer.

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6 Anti-Theft Car Systems You Can Afford

Here are six car alarm systems that can save you a lot of money — and grief.

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6 Ways to Keep Your Car From Being Stolen

Find out how to make your car an unattractive target for thieves.

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8 Things to Know About Car Insurance

Knowing these key truths about car insurance can save you a lot of money.

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6 Times When Your Debit Card Is Better Than Your Credit Card

From reducing debt to avoiding fees, find out when you should choose your debit card over credit.

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10 Free Student Checking Accounts

Find out which free checking accounts are best for students' needs.

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What Is a Checking Account?

Learn everything about this basic and vital bank account type.

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What Does Overdrawn Mean?

Learn what it means to overdraw your account — and what it could cost you.

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15 Checking Account Bonuses and Promotions Available Today

Here are the best checking account promotions that get the bank to pay you.

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Best Checking Account Interest Rates in Every State

Find out whether you can earn more on your money by switching banks.

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6 Purchases You Should Never Make With Personal Loans

Discover the many situations when it's a mistake to take on debt to fuel holiday spending.

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What Is an Unsecured Loan?

Find out what an unsecured loan is and when to get one.

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What Is a Secured Loan?

Learn what a secured loan is and how to get one.

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Best Peer-to-Peer Lenders: Prosper, Lending Club and More

Find out which P2P lenders could treat you better than the bank.

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Can People With Bad Credit Obtain Personal Loans?

If you have bad credit, find out what your options are for personal loans.

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Are There Penalties for Paying Off a Personal Loan Early?

Find out if it could cost you to pay off a personal loan early.

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These 5 Top Brokerages Do More Than Average Online Brokers

Brokerages come in many varieties; the key is to match your style with theirs.

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10 Stocks for Beginners to Try in 2017

Here’s a list of stocks for beginners from among the best-known companies across the globe.

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What You Need to Know About This Month’s Mergers and Acquisitions: Harman Soars, EarthLink Falls, Windstream Flat

Find out what two recent deals mean for the companies involved and their shareholders.

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Who Can Legally Issue Bonds?

Learn what bonds are and who can issue them.

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5 Precious Metal Investments Better Than Gold

If you want to start investing in the precious metals market, check out these shiny commodities more affordable than gold.

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The Most Anticipated IPOs of 2017

Find out which companies are likely to pursue an initial public offering next year.

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Can I Add More Money to My 401k Account Whenever I Want?

Find out how you can contribute toward your retirement plan and what other 401k alternatives are available.

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13 Everyday Habits That Destroy Your Retirement Fund

Don't sabotage your retirement savings with these common habits.

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7 Hidden Fees to Watch Out for in Retirement

These hidden fees can crack your nest egg. Find out how to avoid them.

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Roth vs. Traditional IRA: Which Retirement Plan Is Better for You?

Here are some things to consider when deciding which retirement plan is best for you.

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When Is the Smartest Time to Take Your Social Security Check?

Discover the factors that determine the best time to claim Social Security benefits.

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401k vs. Roth 401k: Which Is Better for Your Retirement Plan?

When planning for retirement, know the differences between a traditional 401k and a Roth 401k.

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Are Banks Open on Black Friday 2016?

Find out which credit unions and banks are closed on Black Friday.

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How Do Credit Unions Make Money?

Find out how not-for-profit credit unions make money and how that translates into better rates for you.

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5 Ways to Set Off Your Own Fraud Alert

These five spending habits can trigger a red flag on your own credit card or bank account.

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Venmo App vs. Square Cash App: Which Is Better?

The Venmo and Square Cash peer-to-peer money transfer apps are a lot alike, but their differences warrant a closer look.

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Are Banks Open on Thanksgiving 2016?

Find out if your bank is closed on Thanksgiving Day.

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What Is Early Warning Services?

EWS and other consumer reporting companies exist to prevent bank fraud. Learn how their reporting could affect your financial life.

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Average Mortgage Rates in the U.S.

When it comes to mortgage rates, there’s no one size fits all. Check out which states have the best rates.

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10 Best Home Warranty Companies

Find out what the best home warranty companies cover.

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How Much Is Homeowners Insurance?

Learn how much homeowners insurance will cost you and what it covers.

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How Do Construction Loans Work?

The cost to build a house can be daunting. Here's how finding a lender that offers construction loans can help.

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How Much Is Renters Insurance?

Find out how much renters insurance costs — and the benefits of having it.

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How to Get a Home Equity Loan When You Have Bad Credit

See how it's possible to get a home equity loan with poor credit, bad credit — or even no credit.

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Best Store Credit Cards

Find out which store credit cards help you save money and earn rewards faster.

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Guide to Current Credit Card Interest Rates

Find out average credit card interest rates and compare the most popular credit card types.

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Best Credit Card Offers, Deals and Bonuses

Check out the credit card reviews for the best credit card deals of the year.

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6 Pros and Cons of Store Credit Cards

Learn why you should — or shouldn't — open a retail store credit card.

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How Your Dallas Credit Card Benefits Can Save You Money

When you need a credit card to keep up with your fun Dallas lifestyle, look for these money-saving perks.

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5 Ways to Use Your Austin Credit Card Travel Rewards

Although you can redeem your points for just about anything, here are some great travel rewards to check out.

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Cheap Gifts Your Co-Workers Will Love This Christmas

Finding the right gifts for your co-workers can be a job in itself.

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7 Money-Saving Cocktail Hacks for Prohibition Repeal Day

Celebrate Repeal Day this Dec. 5 by combining Prohibition-era frugality with some modern creativity.

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7 Smart Tax Moves to Make Before the End of the Year

Learn how to cut your tax bill with a few shrewd year-end moves.

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Click through this slideshow to hear about Britney’s shows and what other big names are making their stays in Vegas this year.

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How to Create the Ultimate Christmas Display on a Shoestring Budget

Here's how to make budget Christmas decorations for your home.

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Average Mortgage Rates in the U.S.

When it comes to mortgage rates, there’s no one size fits all. Check out which states have the best rates.

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