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How to plan an eco-friendly remodel without overspending

When Cliff and Karen Tyllick set out to install solar panels on their Austin, Texas , home in 2012, their goal was to reduce their carbon footprint. The fact that they also saved thousands of dollars ...

Millennial Money: A flashy credit card may not fit you best

The credit card you pluck out of your wallet can make as much of a statement as the purse or pants you keep your wallet in. With cards touting sleek metal designs, luxury perks and loyalty program sta...

Liz Weston: You may be entitled to free health insurance now

The latest coronavirus relief package did more than dole out $1,400 checks. The law also made health insurance free for millions more people and reduced costs for others, at least for now. ...

A tax guide for small-business owners

The tax filing deadline is quickly approaching. Due to the pandemic, most businesses have until May 17 to file their returns this year. In a perfect world, you’d be thinking about ta...

What motherhood taught me about money: 8 moms weigh in

It’s true — everything changes when you become a parent, including your finances. Besides facing a slew of new expenses, you’re charged with the financial well-being and future of another person. And ...

Millennial Money: Befriend your money and reap the benefits

What’s your relationship with money? Maybe your personal finances are like a distant cousin you barely think about — or an unsettling stranger you avoid. Or perhaps money feels like your enemy, frustr...

Liz Weston: 8 ½ birthdays that can affect your finances

You hit a lot of milestone birthdays when you’re young. There’s your first birthday, of course, and also the one where you turn 10 (finally, double digits!). At 13, you’re a teenager. At 16, you’re pr...

How to travel safely and cheaply this summer

As vaccination rates inch upward , Americans are beginning to travel again. More than 10 times as many passengers passed through Transportation Security Administration screenings in the first week of ...

Millennial Money: Shopping small makes a big impact

I get it. It’s easy to shop on Amazon. Running low on toilet paper? Need lightbulbs? Want a bath caddy on a whim? With two clicks and even less thought, the item you need/want/desire is at your doorst...

Listing your home in 2021? Here’s what to know

It’s a good time to be a home seller — homes are selling fast and for a premium — but that doesn’t mean you can jump into the market ill-prepared. Knowing what to expect can position you to make the m...

Don’t let self-care sabotage your savings

Don’t worry, this article won’t tell you to forgo every face scrub and cappuccino that calls your name and only spend money on survival needs. Of course, you should treat yourself and practice self-ca...

Millennial Money: Changing the face of the cannabis industry

Cannabis businesses have transformed from clandestine ventures to glossy lifestyle brands in a matter of years, thanks to an evolving regulatory and business landscape. The majority...

Liz Weston: How the pandemic has shaken up retirement

Pandemic-related job losses forced many older Americans out of the workplace i n the past year, perhaps permanently. But the COVID-19 crisis also seems to have delayed some retirements. ...

How to fill in your financial blind spots

Knowing enough about money to cover your bills is a start, but it’s not enough financial literacy to provide long-term security. Most of us eventually wonder what else we should be doing — and whether...

Millennial Money: How my travel credit card saved me $1,388

In 2020, I was looking forward to leaving Los Angeles for a socially distanced vacation in San Diego. I had stocked up on food, hand sanitizer, wipes and masks. To stay safe and dis...