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Millennial Money: When is it OK to be selfish with money?

Amid rising inflation, interest rates and recession worries, money is getting tighter for many folks — and probably for you. Yet there may be charitable organizations you want to support, friends or f...

What Equifax’s credit score errors mean for consumers

Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus, announced that a computer coding error resulted in the miscalculation of credit scores for consumers in a three-week period between March 17 and April 6...

Millennial Money: 4 items for your midyear money checklist

A lot can happen in six months. That’s why, as we close out the first half of the year, it makes sense to check in on your financial life. “With inflation, I think people this year a...

Millennial Money: A loved one owes you money. Now what?

Your sibling asked you to cover their rent for a couple of months while they were between jobs. Or maybe you loaned a friend a few hundred bucks for a car repair they couldn’t afford. ...

Use your tax refund to knock down debt, lift your finances

So you’re expecting a tax refund this year. With inflation driving up the price of gas, food and nearly everything else, that extra money can’t come soon enough. The hard part is deciding how to spend...

Millennial Money: 3 steps to breaking unhealthy money habits

Some bad habits affect our physical health, like smoking, nail biting or eating too much junk food. But others take a toll on our financial health. How do you know if you have unhea...

Millennial Money: Watch for debt collectors, scams on social

Social media is where you watch cooking videos, gaze at photos of dreamy travel destinations and doomscroll through endless news headlines. Now, sites like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter could also b...

How to crush your holiday debt

The holidays have left without a trace. Well, almost. Long after the decorations have come down, you still have debt hanging around. Don’t let it put a damper on your year. Here’s w...

Millennial Money: 4 reasons to shop Small Business Saturday

When you think about holiday shopping, your mind probably goes to big-box retailers before your neighborhood bookstore or antique shop. But in a time marked by widespread supply chain disruptions and ...

Make a plan to get your money resolution back on track

We’re three months into 2021. Let’s check on those financial New Year’s resolutions. (Remember those?) Quite possibly, they’ve already gone awry. Maybe you planned to build a $1,000 ...

I stopped spending for a month, and you can too

In January, I took up a no-spend challenge. That’s right — I refrained from making nonessential purchases for one whole month. With my travel and entertainment expenses basically no...

Millennial Money: How to nail a no-spend month

Holiday spending always gets the best of me. The gifts, the food, the Christmas tree and decorations — sandwiched between two monthly rent payments — siphon money from my bank account. Every year I fe...

Millennial Money: Picking a pandemic side gig takes hustle

Side gig. Side job. Side hustle. It goes by many names and serves many purposes. For some, it’s a way to keep the lights on. For others, it’s an opportunity to save for a goal or follow a passion. ...

Distance learning can fit into your back-to-school budget

For many students, “going back to school” this fall could be just a figure of speech. As the pandemic persists, the decision about whether to allow in-person learning or keep classro...

Millennial Money: For grocery delivery, add fees to the list

I haven’t set foot in a grocery store in nearly four months. With a 10-month-old baby to think about, my husband and I have kept trips to the store to a minimum out of an abundance ...