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10 Minutes With a Financial Planner

Most of you don't have the time or money to sit down with a professional financial planner, but don't worry, we've got your back. We've spent some time with Mari Adams, CFP®, who provided answers to our questions about saving strategies for young adults.

You've done a walk-through, saved up money, and are ready to move in to your new place! Stop right there, because there are a few things you should clarify before signing your lease—especially these 10 questions.

Ever wondered how your credit score is calculated, and why it's so important? This post breaks down what each piece of your score means to lenders, and what you should do about it to keep your score high.

Cleaning supplies, groceries, shower curtains; these may seem like small costs but when you add them all up, they can make moving out on your own a big investment. To help you plan, check out this list of easily overlooked expenses.

Finding Health Insurance

Travis and Alesha Sinks are young, married, and both employed at part-time jobs. But they haven't let that stop them from securing health insurance. Check out how they've maintained coverage through location and job changes. If they can do it, so can you.

He Said/She Said

Although they're going strong on five years of marriage, Johnny and Joanna of OurFreakingBudget.com have had their share of money conflicts. Hear what they have to say about paying for dates, buying gifts, divulging debts, and setting joint goals.

Like you, we've seen quite a few headlines lately about the worth of a college degree. So, we took a look at the numbers, and we're sharing just the facts about how postsecondary schooling affects your earning capacity and job opportunities. Check out what we found out.

While the freedom of living away from your parents is alluring, the costs of living on your own can be downright scary. Know what it will take and have a plan for paying for it—before you move out!

We all know the feeling: papers stacking up on our desks, the overwhelming clutter, and the big question of what we really need to keep in the first place. Prepare to get organized with this handy list.

Set Your Records Straight

Not only is it critical to find out what financial and personal documents to save, but also it's essential to figure out how to best store, protect, and discard them. Use this guide to ensure you're making the right choices.