More Than Your Score: Credit Basics You Need to Know

Getting your credit score today is easy — just turn to your bank, credit card issuer or one of the many apps and websites out there. That means millennials, unlike their parents, have the advantage of early insight into their financial profiles. But looking isn’t enough. Without knowing the basics of credit, looking at your data is like having the … Continue reading


What to Buy (and Skip) in April

April is tax month, which means you might be parting with more money this month than you did in February or March. That makes finding opportunities to save money even more important. Take advantage of April’s discounts with our list of the top things you should buy — and a few you should avoid. Buy: Easter leftovers Easter falls on April 21 this year, … Continue reading






How Banking Apps Can Motivate You To Save

Every time Olivia Robinson shops at Nordstrom, $10 moves from her checking account to savings. She set up this automatic transfer, or “rule,” in the savings app Qapital. The rule “has definitely scaled back my spending at Nordstrom,” says Robinson, 26, a flight attendant and travel blogger based in Seattle. This way of saving money “makes me feel like I … Continue reading


There’s Always a Next Recession, so Be Prepared

Recessions are like natural disasters: They’re inevitable, but smart preparation may reduce the impact on you. The U.S. economy has grown steadily since emerging from the “Great Recession” in June 2009, but expansions can’t continue forever, and this one is already the second-longest on record. Only the expansion from March 1991 to March 2001 lasted longer. Recessions occur when growth … Continue reading



Quick Ways to Save More Money in 2019

Cheers, friends! It’s a new year. Time to set some well-intentioned — but typically doomed — resolutions. Lose 20 pounds. Read 50 books. Save $5,000. Those big resolutions are sexy. They sound impressive when you tell friends. They’re also unlikely to last past Groundhog Day. This year, ditch the lofty goals and focus on simple money-saving moves you can handle while binge-watching “The Great … Continue reading


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