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7 common bank fees explained

If you’ve ever felt like your bank charged you for something and you didn’t see it coming, this list is for you. Here’s a rundown of seven of the …

Budgeting for a wedding

The average wedding costs $32,641, according to a 2015 survey by wedding magazine . If you’ll be paying for nuptials soon, consider these steps to …

6 creative ways to give money as a gift

Money is a great gift. But, depending on who you’re giving it to, there may be a better way to do so than writing a check or slipping some cash in an …

How to tackle financial stress

For many Americans, financial concerns are a regular source of anxiety, which is understandable given the uncertainties of today’s economy. It’s …

How to create a strong password

Creating a strong password can seem like an afterthought when you sign up for new accounts online. But with the prevalence of identity fraud—there’s …

10 online and mobile security tips

As more people bank and shop online, proper internet security is more important than ever. Safeguarding your information can be as simple as …

Claiming Social Security: 5 important things to consider

For most workers and their spouses, Social Security provides a steady stream of income in retirement. But did you know that the age at which you …

Rebate vs. lower interest: Which car incentive is right for you?

When comparing car-buying incentives, it’s important to consider the financial factors and do the math so you can make the right decision for …

Your pain-free guide to health insurance

If you’re young and healthy or just trying to save a few bucks, you might be tempted to say no to health insurance. But without it, an ER visit for …

5 ways higher interest rates might affect you

After years of record lows, the Federal Reserve has raised its target interest rate. That probably means changes for you, too, since the Fed’s rate …

5 things you didn’t know about your checking account

If you’ve ever been surprised by a checking account fee, you probably quickly realized you didn’t know everything you needed to about how your …

7 facts to consider before talking to kids about credit

What your child learns about credit today could affect the decisions she makes when she has her own credit cards and loans in a few years. But it can …

Is a joint bank account right for you?

Talking about money and managing finances can lead to stress in even the best relationship. Perhaps you and your partner are considering opening a …

Your bank account: 10 questions to ask

What looks on paper like a no-fee or low-cost account may not actually be the one that’s best suited to your needs. Here are 10 questions to ask to …

How do CDs work?

A certificate of deposit (CD) is a low-risk savings tool that can boost the amount you earn in interest while keeping your money invested in a …

Buying a home with a low down payment

Think it’s impossible to buy a home unless you have 20% saved up? Maybe not. Low down payment options may be more common than you think—if you know …

Tips for buying a second home

Already own a home, and thinking about buying another? There are benefits to purchasing a vacation home or a second home. But before you make your …

Balance transfer tips for saving on credit card interest

Why, when and how to make a credit card balance transfer.<p>If your credit cards carry high interest rate balances, the monthly charges may be costing …

6 questions to answer before you refinance your car

If you’ve been thinking about refinancing your car—to potentially lower your monthly payment or reduce the amount of interest you pay—you might be …

9 tips for buying your first car

Buying your first car can be exciting, but there’s a lot to manage. Planning ahead can help make the process easier—and help ensure you end up with …

Steps to help you get out of debt

Everyone acquires some debt along the way. But if you’re spending more than you’re making regularly, it’s time to reevaluate. These steps can help …

Strategies for paying down debts

Climbing out of debt can feel overwhelming and costly. That’s why it’s important to understand your options and choose a debt payoff plan that’s …

The true cost of paying only the minimum payment on your credit card

Paying just the minimum on your credit card can cost you more than your original purchase was even worth. See how paying just a few extra dollars per …

Applying for federal student aid

Sal Khan and financial aid experts take you through the basics of the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid).

Repaying student loans on a 10-year plan

Paying a student loan within a decade is possible. Get a simple look at two different ways to pay off your student loan in 10 years, and find the …

The math behind saving for college

It’s never too early to think about their future. Sal Khan calculates what to save to pay for a child's college tuition.

What happens if you take out a payday loan?

If you need money fast, you may be tempted by a short-term loan—the kind you plan to pay back quickly. However, whether they’re offered by an online …

Building a foundation for retirement

It takes time to build a strong financial base for retirement, but starting now will make it less daunting down the road. From personal investments …

Guide to your paycheck

Your paycheck offers a lot more than just the cash you take home. A deeper look offers useful information about what you spend on taxes, benefits and …

Revisiting your finances after a raise, promotion or windfall

Five tips on what to do with a pay raise or other influx of cash.<p>A financial windfall—whether it’s a raise, promotion, inheritance or simply selling …