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June 23, 2017

Here's the secret to hitting "pause" on your debt

Get rid of debt more easily by getting a 0% balance transfer credit card, trying out new financial management apps, and turning to traditional debt consolidation tactics.

These are the telltale signs your student loan "relief" company is a scam

Student debt relief or loan servicing companies may sometimes have shady business records. Here's how to tell if a firm is real — or a scam or fraud.

5 classes you've never heard of — but that can boost your pay in the future

To earn high pay, these are the best classes to take, as traditional industries face existential crises and new lucrative fields of study emerge.

Why your health care costs could rise under the Senate GOP bill

How the Senate healthcare bill affects you: It could increase out-of-pocket costs, deductibles and premiums for consumers, and cut people from Medicaid, while lowering plan quality.

Tips that pay off: These 5 bits of career advice will get you a job you actually love

It doesn't take much to go from novice to career genius. These 5 easy steps will snag you your dream job.
June 21, 2017

What’s the cost of public transit in these five U.S. cities?

7 unconscious mistakes that are ruining your job hunt

Sometimes the best career advice is to get out of your own way — and pay better attention to the unconscious mistakes you're making while communicating.

Serena Williams: There's more to domestic violence than physical abuse

Money plays a big role in domestic violence. That's why tennis star Serena Williams is the newest face of a campaign by Allstate Foundation Purple Purse to raise awareness of financial abuse.

5 super easy upgrades that will make buyers pay more for your home

Small improvements can make a big impact on potential buyers.

7 tricks to getting richer during summer vacation season

Feeling financial guilt about your summer vacation? Here are secrets to earning or saving hundreds of dollars seamlessly — while still enjoying your leisure time.
June 20, 2017

Most Americans are still making this simple but critical money mistake

How much do you have stashed for a rainy day? This is the number you need to hit in your emergency fund; 2 in 3 Americans don't have it.

Here's how much money you need to save up before quitting a job

Before you even think about quitting your job, make sure you have a solid financial plan.

How to save as much money as possible on a car loan

Car loans and payments can turn into a nightmare. Here's how to snag a set of wheels you love and can actually afford — whatever your credit score.

Never use these 10 "red flag" phrases on a resume or cover letter

The best resume or cover letter you can write will never include these surprising career-killing words.

How much money should you spend on commuting?

What's the normal cost of a commute in the U.S.? Here's what Americans spend — and how much you should be budgeting.
June 19, 2017

5 things you should never do to save money

Saving money is good, but can go too far. Here's five things not to do just to save some extra cash.

How Amazon buying Whole Foods will affect you

Amazon will acquire Whole Foods in a deal worth nearly $14 billion — here's what that could mean for the grocery prices you pay.

Here are the best Father's Day freebies, deals and steals around the US this year

Treat dad to one of these awesome freebies or deals!

Save $1,500 a year with one simple shopping strategy

How much money can you save by switching to generic? Learn how to keep about $1,500 extra in your wallet by avoiding name brand products.

This is the maximum you should be paying in rent

What is the maximum price you should pay for monthly rent? This rule of thumb will help you save money.