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His Financial Goal: Dump His Bank and Join a Credit Union

Everyone has things they want to improve about their financial lives -- and we in the AOL newsroom are no exceptions. So we asked money expert Jean Chatzky for advice on how to reach our goals. Today: A DailyFinance reporter who's ready to break up with his bank.

Want to Save on Gas? It's All About How You Pay

Drivers are feeling the sting of rising gas prices, with the cost of regular gas up 15 cents a gallon just in the last month. Convenience chain Cumberland Farms hopes it can ease the pain with a new app that offers a 10 cent per gallon discount at the pump.

Build Your Emergency Savings: 25 Ways to Make Extra Money

It's a personal finance rule of thumb: Have enough of an emergency savings cushion that you could get by without income for 3 months. But in this economy, who can save that much? You can -- and we've got 25 ways to help you find the extra cash to make it happen.

Slash Your Holiday Gift Bill By Tapping Credit Card Rewards

If you're looking for a way to save on gifts this holiday season, you might want to tap your credit card. No, not by charging up a big fat bill -- but by maximizing your rewards points. Here are six ways to do just that and in turn, stretch your gift-giving budget.

Staged Eloping: Dream Weddings Without Nightmare Price Tags

"Staged elopements" -- weddings where the couple escapes with little more than an officiant, a photographer and a dream wedding dress -- are becoming increasingly popular. The nuptials may be extravagant, but without the big guest list, they're still cheaper than traditional weddings.