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!

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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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What’s the Difference Between a Debit and a Credit Card?

What’s the difference between a debit and a credit card? Although both debit and credit cards are common financial tools used to make purchases, the differences between them and the potential impact to your finances may not be as clear. You’ve probably heard about the issue of consumer debt in this country, which includes a …

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What’s the Difference Between a Bank and a Credit Union?

Banks and credit unions are both financial institutions that offer a variety of personal finance and business products. While nearly everyone in the United States is a member of a bank or credit union, or both, not nearly as many people understand the difference between the two. Indeed, it can be difficult to know the …

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