popular topics in understanding finances

  • getting out of debt
    Debt
    How to Get Out of Debt
    How to Get Out of Debt Here's a newsflash: The first step to getting out of debt is to stop adding to it. You do that by saying "no" to a series of payments with interest and, instead, paying in full. The TV show Saturday Night Live a few years ...
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    Expenses
    Basic Rules for Financial Freedom: Make Wealth Happen
    Getting wealthy means being very honest with yourself and being willing to invest your time and efforts into the quest for greater prosperity. Many of the Rules are behavioral, and changing your behavior is never easy. Some Rules will seem stunni...
  • Family Life
    Wills, Trusts, Probates
    Setting Up a Trust Fund
    Setting Up a Trust Fund Money ABCs A trust is a legal type of ownership in which property is held by a fiduciary, called a trustee, for the benefit of someone else, called a beneficiary. The trustee runs things; the beneficiary gets things from ...
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    Saving Tips
    Basic Rules for Financial Freedom: Get in the Wealthy Mindset
    The concept of money comes with a lot of baggage to most of us. We have an inherent belief that it is good or bad and that wanting it is good or bad. That loving it is good or bad. That spending it is good or bad. What I am going to suggest in t...
  • Family Life
    Stock Market
    Stock Market Basics
    Buy long or sell short? Market order or limit order? Test your knowledge of the stock market with this quiz. ...
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    Investing
    Investing and Finance Quiz
    It takes money to make money! How much do you know about investing and finance? ...
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    Buying and Selling Your Home
    Tax Advantages of Owning a Second Home
    Tax Advantages of Owning a Second Home You've probably heard that owning a second home provides some tax relief—and, it can. There are some special tax rules and regulations that apply to second properties, however, and they can be a little co...
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    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
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  • Family Life
    Family Budgets
    Family Finances: Your Friend or Foe?
    Take this quiz to determine if your family's finances are fit or flabby. ...
  • Family Life
    Understanding Finances
    Presidential True/False
    How well do you know your dough, loot, benjamins — American money, that is! Take this quiz and find out. ...
  • Family Life
    Understanding Finances
    Personal Finance
    Are you a financial flop or a Wall Street wizard? Take our quiz and find out! ...
  • Family Life
    Taxes
    Tax Benefits of Owning a Home
    Tax Benefits of Owning a Home When you buy a house, Uncle Sam gives you a little housewarming gift (he's real generous with the gifts, isn't he?). You get to deduct two of the biggest owning-a-home expenses from your federal income tax: The int...
  • Teens
    Kids and Credit Cards
    Reality Check: Kids and Credit
    How much do you know about kids and credit? Take our quiz and find out! ...
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    Money Expectations Quiz
    Take this quiz about money to determine whether your financial expectations are realistic. ...
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Are You Financially Intelligent?
    Take this quiz to determine whether you are a financially intelligent parent. ...
  • Family Life
    Stock Market
    How Does the Stock Market Work?
    How Does the Stock Market Work? Listen to the stock reports sometime, or try to read that impossibly tiny print they use to list them in most newspapers. They're filled with words and phrases like NASDAQ, the Dow Jones, blue chip stock, and comp...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

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    Investing
    Teach Your Teen the Art of Investing
    Teach Your Teen the Art of Investing Like all other aspects of money management, the more you can expose your teenager to during these years, the better off she'll be. If you've instilled in your teen the habit of saving, then it's time to intro...