For generations, the way most Americans defined success was a singular, mythic dream that included having a high-paying job, buying a home, driving a fancy car, and having a family. While that ... Read More about Personal Finances and the American Dream
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One of the best ways to cut your energy bill and save money is to choose appliances and electronics that are energy efficient. If you’re in the market for a new flat screen TV or plan to buy one as ... Read More about Which Flat Screen TV is the Most Energy Efficient?
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I’m sure you’ve heard of mutual funds—they’re a staple in the investing world. But do you understand how they work? I’ll lay out the pros and cons of investing in mutual funds so you know whether ... Read More about Pros and Cons of Investing in Mutual Funds
Since the mortgage meltdown, many people have become wary of the idea that home ownership is a lofty goal that every American should aspire to. There are obvious pitfalls to buying a home that you ... Read More about Should You Buy a House? Pros and Cons of Home Ownership
The ballooning cost of college has many parents and students on edge. If you’re trying to figure out how to afford a good college education, there are solutions. Don’t let the rising price tag of ... Read More about How to Cut the Cost of College Tuition
For the average investor, buying an individual bond can be intimidating because it takes some amount of expertise to evaluate them. In this article I’ll tell you about a great alternative—investing in ... Read More about Should You Invest In a Bond Fund?
If you got married this summer—congratulations! You’re starting a new, exciting chapter in your life. There are some important steps you should take to make sure that your financial life is on ... Read More about Money Advice for Couples and the Newly Married