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6 Ways to Freshen Up Your Finances

Spring is the perfect time to evaluate your financial situation and tidy up your budget, bank accounts, debts and investments. Here are six tips for sprucing up your finances.

Why You Should Embrace Your Tax Refund

If you end up receiving a big refund from the IRS after filing your taxes, then you just gave the government an interest-free loan. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

5 Ways to Save More at Outlet Malls

Not all outlet stores offer good deals, but shopping at outlet malls is still an excellent way to save some money while picking up items for the entire family.

Meet the 'Hand-to-Mouth' Wealthy

Some 70 million U.S. families own homes, cars and boats, but spend virtually all of their paychecks, suggesting that wealth today is far more precarious than many think.

How to Manage Money in Your 30s

Your 30s is pivotal decade and a time of life that plays an important role when making choices about retirement, home buying and other money matters.

8 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Finances

As the weather gets warmer, you might be thinking about spring cleaning your home. While you're at it, you might want to also spring clean your finances, with these steps.

Spoiled For Choice? Less Is Much More

We Americans love independence and freedom of choice, believing them essential to our well-being. Yet more choice is not, it turns out, leading to more happiness or success.

The 5 Most Asked Tax Questions

Whether your tax question is about claiming a parent as a dependent or deducting your books for college, an expert offers advice on them all.

5 Ways Taxes Can Affect Your Credit

Finding that you owe the IRS money come tax time shouldn't affect your credit reports. But if you don't have the money to pay what you owe, it can affect your credit score.

5 Products You Can Share With Your Baby

Instead of buying one item for yourself and another likely more expensive, similar product marketed for babies, you can cut your bill by only making one dual-use purchase.

How to Confront Debt Before You Retire

It used to be that once Americans neared retirement, they had whittled down or eliminated any debt. But now too many of us are retiring with huge IOUs.