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Building Good Credit in College

Trust us, we know that when you’re in college building good credit might be the last thing on your mind. But take it from our intern, Merrick Chely, that college is the perfect time to set yourself up for financial success. Merrick details why you need a stellar credit score and how to get it.

The Pros and Cons of 401(k) Loans

Retirement plan loans can help out in a financial emergency. Research all of your options and make sure you understand the terms before borrowing from your 401(k).

What's a 403(b) Retirement Plan?

What is the difference between a 403(b) and a 401(k)? Here’s what you need to know to make the most of your 403(b) retirement account.

MyRA to Your Retirement Rescue

If you don't have a 401(k) at work, myRA is an easy, safe, accessible way to kick-start your retirement savings.

So There Are Mistakes on Your Tax Return

When you file your taxes, you are responsible for any inaccuracies, regardless of whether or not you prepared your taxes yourself. Weigh your options when you take your taxes to a third-party preparer so you can file with confidence.

The Scoop on IRA Basics

Confused about the differences between individual retirement accounts (IRAs)? You’re not alone. If you’re choosing between a traditional IRA and a Roth IRA, you’ll want to know these five things.

Know Your 401(k) Basics

When it comes to retirement investing, time is your greatest asset. Learn 401(k) basics and start now. Retirement savings in your 20s might seem like a low priority, but the longer you wait, the more you lose out on the magic of compound interest.

Drowning in Debt?

Looking to get out of debt? Evaluate your debt situation, negotiate with creditors, select payoff strategy and get questions answered with help from On Your Own.

The Lowdown on Balance Transfers

Transferring debt to a zero-percent-interest credit card can be a smart strategy, as long as you’re careful about payments and understand the risks.

We hit the streets of Madison, Wisc. to ask, should you do your own taxes? The IRS has many resources, including tips for same sex couples.