Finance isn’t just a word, it’s a profession, an industry and a way to make money sound intimidating. But the principles of finance are actually pretty simple. Educate yourself on them, and you’ll be on your way to mastering the art of money.

How to Make a Budget

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It's never too late to learn one of the most essential life skills: making and sticking to a budget. Let us show you how to budget like a champion.

How to Switch Banks

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If your current bank isn’t meeting your needs, it’s time for a change. These steps will teach you how to switch banks.

What’s a good credit score?

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Here’s the simple, three-digit answer you’re likely seeking. Anything above 700 is considered a “good” credit score.

How To Make Money Online

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Making extra money used to require working nights at the mall and spending your Saturday nights babysitting someone else’s kids. While those methods are awesome, there’s a new, potentially easier and faster way to make money: online.

The Ultimate Guide to Money Management

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Managing your money is deceptively difficult. Even those with a lot of it can easily put themselves in a financial hole. And those who struggle to make ends meet have an even more difficult time making sure all their needs—both current and future—are covered.

How to Prepare for a Recession

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While we like to talk about “the economy” as if it’s a static entity, it’s actually more like a living, changing ecosystem. It fluctuates unpredictably, sometimes wildly, and can look very different from one year to the next.

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Automating Your Finances

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What is Net Worth & How to Calculate

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Your net worth can be an extremely useful tool in gauging your economic status and overall financial health from year to year. Here’s what it is, and how you can calculate it.

Budgeting: What It Is and How to Do It

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Even learning about budgeting can be overwhelming and scary, especially for someone who’s never delved into their finances. But it's essential. Read more to discover what budgeting entails, how many different kinds of budgets there are, and how to set up a budget.

Debt to Income Ratio Explained

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Your debt-to-income ratio explains how much of your income is used to service debts. It helps determine if you’re in a financial position to borrow money.

Visa vs Mastercard

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Visa and Mastercard are two of the most famous and recognized payment systems in the world. But what do they actually do, and is there any difference between the two?

Guide to Achieving Financial Freedom

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What is financial freedom and how do you reach it? Find out the steps that will help you take charge of your finances and achieve your goals.

What is a Ponzi Scheme?

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A Ponzi scheme is one of the oldest and most common types of scams, but it’s still used successfully every day to lure innocent people. Find out more below.