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How to Shop around for the Best Rates on LendingTree

LendingTree review of our refinance and how to use the online loan marketplace to shop around for your next loan LendingTree is one of the oldest online loan marketplaces having launched in 2008 and has recently expanded the loans it offers. We refinanced our home in 2012 through a lender we found on LendingTree so […]

The Money Lessons that Made Me Grow Up

How one reader’s parents helped her grow up financially with important money lessons Teaching kids about money and how to be financially responsible doesn’t have to come as a sit-down family conversation. Sometimes the best ways to prepare your kids to be financial adults is with the little money tricks you teach them. These money […]

How Do Parents Teach about Money When They Weren’t Taught

Even parents that don’t teach their kids about money are teaching lessons without knowing it It’s difficult raising kids with good money habits. Kids need to be taught how to handle money, how to budget, save and invest. That’s not done in schools so it falls on parents to start the financial conversations. But most […]

Home Improvement Loans: How to Get the Best Bang for Your Buck

Learn how to turn a home improvement loan into a higher resell value and quality of life for your family Home prices and the economy are growing again and that makes home improvement worth it as every dollar you spend can turn into more than a dollar in value. I love home improvement projects, not […]

How to Be Proactive with Your Personal Finances

One reader shares how she learned to be proactive with her personal finance needs We talk a lot about saving and stretching a paycheck on the blog but hard work and being proactive can make the need to penny-pinch a thing of the past. Today’s scholarship essay is by Ivetka O’Malley, a student at Maricopa […]

Necessity and the Mother of Personal Finance

One reader shares how a her single-mother taught her about bills, coupons and good credit habits Sometimes it’s the most difficult events in our lives that force us to learn the best personal finance lessons. More than four in ten marriages end in divorce, forcing families to find savings where they can and live on […]