Money Basics

Everyone needs to have a solid financial foundation with which to build their money lives, and that foundation starts with the basics. This category is all about teaching you the money basics you’ll need to know to successfully navigate your financial life.

No topic is too trivial in this category. Our articles discuss everything from financial literacy basics to the differences between banks and credit unions and debit and credit cards. You’ll find everything you need to know to get started improving your financial literacy, all in an easy-to-understand way. It’s never too late to better yourself, so get started improving your knowledge of money today!

what is interest

What is Interest? Your Ultimate Guide to Understanding Interest

What is interest? Everyone above the age of 10 has heard of interest, but most of us do not take enough interest in interest despite the huge way this simple concept affects our everyday lives. Anyone who has opened a credit card, taken out a loan, or opened a checking/savings account has been impacted by …

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understanding Medicare

Understanding Medicare: Basics You Need to Know

Chances are, if you’re not on Medicare, you don’t know very much about the federal health program. You’ve likely noticed Medicare taxes come out of your paychecks but probably haven’t thought about how much you’ll be paying for healthcare once you become eligible. Medicare consists of several parts and, contrary to popular belief, doesn’t pay …

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Dividend Growth Stocks: How, Why, and Where

The year 2020 proved that no one is completely safe on many levels. Investors, in particular, felt the burn when the stock market fell faster than ever before. However, none of these things changed the fact that investing in dividend growth stocks remains a great idea for safeguarding your future. This is a long-term play …

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10 Budgeting Methods to Help You Take Control of Your Money

Despite the recent strength of the economy, the majority of American’s are still struggling financially. Although a number of factors are likely at play, and the financial health of American’s won’t be solved with one thing alone, one financial habit that would significantly help many is relatively simple to implement. Budgeting. While a recent Debt.com …

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The Best Investments Right Now

Everyone wants to find the best investments. That’s only natural. Unfortunately, it isn’t that simple. Are we looking for the best investments for the long term? The best investments right now or for the next couple of years? What about real estate? Micro-investing? More importantly, what’s the risk of these choices? That’s what we’ll explore …

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financial literacy for teens

Financial Literacy for Teens: 10 Must-Know Basics

Like many other critical life skills, financial literacy and responsibility have to be taught. If you are parenting a teen, then you should know that their teenage years are ideal for teaching them about finances. Time flies, and very soon, they will be adults who have to manage and make financial decisions on their own. …

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How to Pay Your Credit Card the Right Way

Paying your credit card seems like it would be pretty straight-forward, right? Well then why does your credit card statement come with so many different and confusing balances? You’ve probably looked at your statement before and wondered, what exactly is the minimum balance, the statement balance, and the current balance? And you’ve probably also wondered, …

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the relationship between risk and return

What is the Relationship Between Risk and Return?

The primary aim of investments is to ensure that your money grows as much as possible. Whether you’re saving for a specific goal such as a down payment on a new home or you’re planning for your retirement, investments have the potential to help you to reach your financial goals more quickly compared to simply …

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