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Holiday Shopping on a Budget

We know. We know. It's September. But if you aren't doing work now to save money and create a holiday budget, you risk singing the "holiday shopping debt" blues later on.

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Cheapest Ways to Travel, Part Two: The Destination

If your vacation blows up your budget, odds are that you won't end up very relaxed. So here's how to save money on local transport, food, and lodging.

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Can Consolidating Debt Help Your Credit Score?

Consolidating your loans and credit isn't some magical cure-all, it can definitely help both you manage your debt better--and even improve your score. Just make sure you're careful...

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The Eight Best Online Loan Calculators

Nobody likes doing math. (Shut up, mathematicians. No one asked you.) So if you need to do some calculations for a potential loan, use one of these eight great online loan calculators instead.

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The OppLoans #MasterYourMoney Giveaway

To celebrate the launch of OppU, our free online personal finance curriculum, we're giving away $200 and asking one simple question: At what age did you first learn about the importance of personal finance?

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Meet Our Latest OppU Achiever: Nicole Bratcher-Bouyer!

Congratulations to Nicole Bratcher-Bouyer, our latest recipient of the OppU Achievers Scholarship! She's got an astounding and impressive life story and an essay about learning financial lessons the hard way is a must-read!

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Cheapest Ways to Travel, Part One: The Journey

They say it's about the journey, not the destination. And, with costs, it's definitely true. Here's how you can save on the "travel" part of travel.

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The Equifax Hack: What You Should Do Now

This is just the beginning. Learn what you can do to prevent your personal data both now and in the future.

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Teaching Your Children How to Use Credit and Debt Responsibly

Ring ring ring! School is in session and it's time to teach your kids good credit and debt habits.

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Know Money, Win Money! Episode Three: Finance and Education

Want to know more about the costs of education? Then check out the latest episode of our on-the-street game show: Know Money, Win Money!

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How to Avoid Scam Contractors and Fake Charities Post-Natural Disaster

Learn how to skip the post-disaster scammers before they skip town with your hard-earned money.

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Six Personal Finance Forums You Should Join Today

Instead of just combing through pages and pages of Google results looking for answers to your personal finance queries, join one of these six personal finance forums and ask your questions there!

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Flood Preparedness: 10 Expert DIY and Low-Cost Tips

While there's little you can do to prepare for Hurricane Harvey-level flooding, there's a lot you can to protect your home from more common types of floods and save yourself from costly repair bills later on.

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How to Money, Episode Four: Debt to Income Ratio

Did you know that a debt to income ratio of 43 percent or below means you can get a Qualified Mortgage? What's that? You don't know what any of those words mean? Looks like you need our new episode of How to Money!

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The OppLoans #HelpUsHelpYou Sweepstakes!

Taking care of your finances ain't easy, which is why we want to know what kinds of money questions you have! And we're giving away $200 to boot.

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