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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.

What Do Vets Need to Know About Their Finances?
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
November 09, 2016

Vets returning to civilian life often face serious financial challenges. Fortunately, there are services to help them.

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.

Thirteen Scary Ways to Waste Money
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
October 26, 2016

No matter how on top of your finances you are, certain money wasters can creep up on you. This Halloween, watch out for these thirteen.

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.

10 Financial Resolutions for a Brighter New Year
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
December 23, 2015

Resolved to be in better financial shape next year? Here are 10 easy-to-keep resolutions to get you started and keep you on track.

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.

Apple Pay: Making It Work for YOU
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
May 13, 2015

Apple Pay may be exciting and new, but best to couple it with some old fashioned wisdom about spending.

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.

How Many Credit Cards Do You Really Need?
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
December 10, 2014

Too many credit cards in your wallet? Be careful how you use them—and how you get rid of them.

Should You Be Debt-Free Before You Retire?
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
November 12, 2014

Being debt free before you retire can be a smart goal. But you have to look at your bigger financial picture.

What's On First—Paying Off Student Loans or Saving for Retirement?
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
June 18, 2014

Don't let student loans jeopardize your future. Strike a balance now between paying back debt and saving.

Do You Know Enough About Your Family Finances?
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
February 12, 2014

Even if your spouse is calling the shots financially, it's essential that you know the game plan. 

10 Scariest Money Mistakes-- Don't Be Tricked!
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
October 23, 2013

Avoid these mistakes now to help build a more financially secure future.

Student Loans: Things to Consider Before-- and After-- You Borrow
by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
October 09, 2013

Student loans can mean future opportunity—or a heap of financial trouble. Weigh the pros and cons before you sign.