Attacking debt is like keeping the zombies at bay. You need a strategy, and you need to throw everything you have at it.
Splurging no more than 5% of it may be reasonable. Otherwise, here are the smartest ways to put that money to work.
The ladies don't expect their men to empty their bank accounts: 86% said they'd be happy with a gift under $55.
A rule of thumb says you shouldn't borrow more than what you expect to earn in your first year in the working world.
Sure, tickets to Disneyland are usually pricey. But you don't need a hoard of cash the size of Scrooge McDuck's to have a great time.
Love has flown the coop, and now you have to decide how to divide up the insurance coverage on cars, home, health and life.
The candidates all talk about improving the system, but there is no consensus on what to change. Closing 'loopholes' is unlikely to win votes.
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