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What Turbocharges Your Savings?

We want to know what frugal strategies our readers are pursuing to reach their savings goals.

Things You Might Own: Apple Gadgets. Things You Probably Don’t: Apple Stock.

You are more likely to own a cat than a share of stock in a company.

Are Your Online Passwords This Bad?

Trustwave’s recently released Global Security Report says most consumers pick easy-to-guess passwords that make cracking them “child’s play.”

Do You Primarily Bank At Credit Unions?

Credit union membership reached a significant milestone this summer: 100 million members nationally, according to the Credit Union National Association.

Credit Scores Could Rise For Many

If you have medical debt, you probably could stand some good news. So here goes: You could soon see a bump in your credit score by about 25 points.

Take Less Salary For More 401(k) Cash?

A new survey from Fidelity Investments has found four in 10 American workers would accept a lower salary for a higher employer contribution to their 401(k).

Would You Consider Crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is now raising billions of dollars for startup companies and projects each year.

Fort Campbell FCU Offers Top 2-Year CD

Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union has a good deal on 24-month CD rates for its more than 40,000 members in Kentucky and Tennessee.

How To Avoid Getting Ripped Off

Whenever you pay for something with a credit or debit card, save the receipts. Then, when you get your card or bank statement every month, compare it against those receipts.

IRA Contributions Are Up; Are Yours?

Average IRA contributions increased during the 2013 tax year, according to a new Fidelity Investments study that analyzed more than 7 million individual retirement accounts.

Everything We Buy Costs More

More dollars are flowing out of our wallets, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’re splurging.

Test Your Financial Literacy With These 3 Questions And Feel Better About Yourself

Most people can’t answer these three questions correctly. We bet you can.

Fewer Parents Helping Pay For College

More kids are on the hook for their college tuition.

Will Phone Carrier Merger Impact You?

The possible Sprint and T-Mobile merger has us wondering the effect a new mega-carrier will have on its consumers and their beloved mobile phones.

Online Banks Still Have 3 Big Shortcomings

Even though online-only banks have been around for more than a decade, there are still key areas where their services fall short.