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Should You Be Debt-Free Before You Retire?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
July 11, 2018

Being debt-free before you retire can be a smart goal. But be sure to look at your complete financial picture.
Launching a Student After College

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
May 11, 2018

How can you help a new grad attain financial independence?
Ten Simple Steps for Financial Success in the New Year

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
January 03, 2018

It's great to have plans for 2018. It's even better to set a financial foundation so you can make them a reality.
What Do Vets Need to Know About Their Finances?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
November 02, 2017

Vets returning to civilian life often face serious financial challenges. Fortunately, there are services to help them.
This Halloween, Don't Let These 10 Common Money Mistakes Creep Up On You!

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
October 18, 2017

These 10 money mistakes are all too common. This Halloween, watch out!
Should You Pay Off Student Loans Before Saving for Retirement?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
September 06, 2017

Don't let student loans jeopardize your future. Strike a balance now between paying back debt and saving.
Is a HELOC Right for You?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
July 26, 2017

Home renovations are exciting—and expensive. Having equity in your home can help you foot the bill.
Just Starting Out? Take These Seven Steps Toward Financial Independence.

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
June 28, 2017

Financial independence is a long-term effort but it starts right now with a few important steps.
Worried About Student Loan Debt? You’re Not Alone.

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
June 07, 2017

When it comes to financial concerns for today's grads, student debt tops the charts. Here's what you can do about it.
Which Credit Cards Are Right for You?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
May 31, 2017

Credit card offers are alluring, but be sure to look at the big picture before signing up.
What Happens to Your Income-Driven Student Loan Plan as Your Salary Increases?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
April 19, 2017

An income-driven repayment plan for your student loans doesn't have to short-change your career—or salary—goals.
Ten Common Money Wasters—Don't Be Fooled!

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
March 29, 2017

Just like an April Fools’ Day prank, these 10 common money wasters may take you by surprise. Don't be fooled!
What Does Love Cost?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
February 08, 2017

Love and money go hand-in-hand. Get tips on handling finances at three crucial points in your love life.
Seven Quick Tricks to Set Yourself Up for Financial Success

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
January 18, 2017

Are your financial resolutions already a thing of the past? Try these seven tricks to get on track—and stay there.
Are You Ready for a Financially Healthy 2017?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
January 11, 2017

Need to detox your finances? This 30-day program can lead to lifelong financial health. Try it.
From Our House to Yours: Financial Lessons for Today's 20-Somethings

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
December 21, 2016

Experience is often the best teacher, so here are some real-life financial lessons to share with today's 20-somethings.
The Perennial Question: How Can You Balance Essentials and Extras?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
November 30, 2016

You can focus on future financial security while still enjoying today—as long as you do it consciously.
Mindful Spending: Can You Resist the Black Friday Hype?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
November 15, 2016

Don't let Black Friday put you in the red. Stay within your spending limits by being thoughtfully generous.
The Case for Financial Education

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
November 02, 2016

In an increasingly complex financial world, the need for financial education is undeniable.
Credit and Debt: Ten Questions Everyone Should Answer

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
October 19, 2016

Credit is a powerful and convenient financial tool, but only if you know how to keep it under control.
Five Ways to Prepare for a Financial Emergency

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
October 05, 2016

Having an emergency fund is only the first step in planning for an unexpected financial difficulty.
Online Scams: How Can You Protect Yourself and Your Family?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
February 17, 2016

Online fraudsters are everywhere. Here's what you need to know—and do—to thwart them.
Should You Consolidate Your Student Loans? Important Things to Consider.

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
February 10, 2016

Consolidating student loans can make life simpler, but there are more factors to consider before making a decision.
Couples and Credit Scores: Is It a Match?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
February 03, 2016

Keeping your credit score high is important for your financial life—and maybe also for your love life.
Should you refinance your mortgage?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
January 20, 2016

Rising interest rates may have you thinking about refinancing your mortgage but there's a lot more to consider.
Will Debt Derail Your Retirement?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
September 23, 2015

Retired or not, your debts have to be paid. Best to come up with a realistic repayment plan ahead of time.
Need to Adjust Your Financial Attitude? Start Here- Now!

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
May 20, 2015

Getting a handle on spending and saving means changing your attitude as well as your behavior. Take these steps.
Cash or Credit-- Which is the Smarter Way to Pay?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
January 21, 2015

Credit card perks are alluring, but you may get a savings bonus when you pay for everyday purchases with cash.

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