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How Should a High School Student Learn About Money?

Many parents shield their children from their personal finances, which can make sense for many families. However, kids will become adults sometime and will have to learn about money sometime. As schools teach almost nothing about personal finance, those lessons should come from parents. But should a high school student start managing their own money?

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The Complete Beginner Guide to Travel Hacking

If it’s too good to be true, it usually is. That’s the mentality I had when I first learned about travel hacking, a blanket term for using miles, points, and know how to travel the world in luxury without spending luxury prices, often for free.

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Mint Alternatives

Mint is the biggest and most popular online personal finance tracking site. Founded in 2006, Mint made waves in the personal finance software world thanks to its powerful interface and ability to add transactions from thousands of financial institutions. The company was acquired in 2009, and since then many users believe the site’s functionality and […]

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Mint Alternative: Mint.com vs. Personal Capital

Today I want to compare two top personal finance tracking websites. We are going to look at long-time industry heavyweight Mint.com and a newer entrant: Mint Alternative Personal Capital. I have accounts with both and I have used each site extensively. Here is what you need to know when choosing between Mint and Personal Capital.

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What is a HELOC?

If you pick up the Wall Street Journal on any particular day, you might find an article that mentions HELOCs. You probably see that word on a poster or rate board at your local bank as well. You might get something in the mail (or e-mail) from your credit union advertising the best HELOC rates around. That is all great if you know what a HELOC is. Consider this post HELOCs for dummies.