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11 Money Moves to Make Before You Turn 40

Your 30s are a big decade, and to make sure you make it into the next decade with your finances intact, consider taking these steps before you celebrate your fourth decade.

5 Tips to Help 50-Somethings Make Ends Meet

Once you reach your 50s, you're generally at or near your peak earnings years. If making ends meet is tough now, it's not likely to get any easier as time marches forward.

5 Simple Ways to Cut Your Monthly Expenses

If you can reduce the cost of your monthly fixed expenses, you will find your budgeting is much more successful and you%u2019ll have less stress about saving money. With that in mind, here are 5 simple ways to cut your monthly expenses.

Savings Experiment: Cell Phone Bills

Have you ever opened your cell phone bill and had the urge to, well, call for help? Between extra features, fees and overages, your monthly bill can skyrocket, but luckily, many of those charges are avoidable.

Where Do You Go for Cash in a Pinch?

Most Americans may need to save more money for emergencies. A poll by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling found that less than half of Americans say they would turn to their savings accounts when hit with an unexpected bill.

How Paying the Wrong Bills Costs You Money

Should you pay the last $100 on credit card with 10% annual interest, or $100 of a card with $1,000 and 15% interest? Paying off higher-interest card first saves you money, but consumers often choose to close out cards with the smallest balance anyway.

A New Way to Save: Extreme Gift Carding

If you're looking for a simple way to save on everyday purchases, consider an option you may have only looked at when shopping for others: gift cards. Many retailers and websites offer them at a discount, which translates into instant savings when you redeem them. And there are other saving tricks too ...

Why More and More Seniors Are Shacking Up

Shacking up isn't just for young folks anymore. Plenty of unmarried retirees are spending their golden years together. And while skipping the "I dos" can seem like the easier course, just living together can be complicated at this time of life. But we've got some tips to help you avoid the pitfalls.