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Liz Weston: You're Married, but Your Assets Don't Have to Be

Liz Weston: You're Married, but Your Assets Don't Have to Be

By Liz Weston | Feb 16
People who aren't rich or famous typically don't have prenuptial agreements, which are legal documents detailing who gets what in a divorce. But ven ordinary folks without prenups should think about how to protect their money.

Ask Brianna: What if I Really, Really Need My Tax Refund?

Ask Brianna: What if I Really, Really Need My Tax Refund?

By Brianna McGurran | Feb 15
Here's how to get your refund fast, then use it to build a savings account you can pull from when necessary - and avoid an anxious wait again next year.

You Can Do Your Own Estate Plan, but Should You?

You Can Do Your Own Estate Plan, but Should You?

By Liz Weston | Feb 7
Estate planning mistakes can be expensive to fix - that is, when they can be fixed at all.

Liz Weston: The Right Way to Give Your Teen An Allowance

Liz Weston: The Right Way to Give Your Teen An Allowance

By Liz Weston | Feb 5
The problem with weekly or even monthly allowances is that the cash simply comes too often. Less frequent lump sums, on the other hand, can teach teenagers how to plan and save for future expenses - two crucial habits they'll need.

Why Now Is a Critical Time to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

Why Now Is a Critical Time to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Feb 4
Americans' debt levels have been growing and interest rates are rising - a combination that could put consumers in a bind if they carry a balance on their cards.

Credit Card Rewards Take the Sting Out of A Starter Budget

Credit Card Rewards Take the Sting Out of A Starter Budget

By Claire Tsosie | Feb 3
As credit card rewards rates and bonuses skyrocket in value, they've fattened the wallets of many creditworthy consumers. But one group especially can benefit from these ever-growing offers: Millennials.

On a Better Savings Course: U.S. Retirement Score Rises

On a Better Savings Course: U.S. Retirement Score Rises

By Stan Choe | Feb 3
Americans' retirement savings are in the best shape they've been in more than a decade.

Buying A Home As An Unmarried Couple? Do These 3 Things

Buying A Home As An Unmarried Couple? Do These 3 Things

By Beth Buczynski | Jan 27
Love and marriage don't always go together, no matter what Sinatra says. If you're in a committed relationship but nuptials are on the back burner, just know your dream of buying a home doesn't have to be.

Liz Weston: Should We Pay People to Save?

Liz Weston: Should We Pay People to Save?

By Liz Weston | Jan 24
Anemic rates may not be a major reason why Americans don't save enough, but there's some evidence that better rewards could induce more people to save.

Consumer Watchdog Considering Repeal of Payday Lending Rule

Consumer Watchdog Considering Repeal of Payday Lending Rule

By Ken Sweet | Jan 18
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has decided to reconsider a key set of rules enacted last year that would have protected consumers against harmful payday lenders.

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