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There's a good chance you're giving up free money.
The new credit score from FICO will consider your banking activity, too.
There's often room to negotiate a rental increase.
Just one simple error could mean your federal student aid is delayed or even denied.
Who knows if Uncle Sam plans to keep his promise?
Learning to be better with money shouldn't feel like punishment.
You don't need a six-figure portfolio to work with a professional.
It's not Chip and Joanna's fault, but we need to drop some reality.
Here are the five most important things to consider.
Don't spend your hard-earned money on things you can get free.
Andrea Woroch, a consumer finance expert, shares her 5 tips on how to get your finances back on track this fall.
Your mortgage payment is only the beginning.
A new design and a new mission for HuffPost’s “no-B.S. guide to modern life”
More than 1 million kids were victims of identity theft last year.
Closed accounts in good standing stay on your credit report for 10 years.
You may not need tens of thousands of dollars to purchase a house.
Shockingly, your roof is off-limits. And that's not all.
Make sure you can take on a home without going broke.
Negotiations don't end at child support or alimony.
What’s tricky about bad advice is that often it sounds good.
Don't make the same mistake I did ― start building credit while you're in school.
Raising a financially literate child doesn't have to be difficult.
When it doubt, just keep it to yourself.
One is your history and the other is your grade. But that's just the beginning.
It's your first shot at adulting. Here's how not to screw it up.
These seemingly harmless behaviors can have big consequences.
Your relationship and wallet will be better for it.