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New Year, New Credit Report Check

By law, each year U.S. consumers are allowed to download one free copy of each of their credit reports so they can review the reports for errors. This helps you avoid mistakes and discrepancies that damage credit scores.

Money Resolution to Keep This Year

Just like a diet or a new exercise plan, a financial new year plan takes dedication and commitment. No matter your financial situation, one of the best resolutions you can make is to save more money and be more diligent with your finances.

Free Tools to Help You Reach Your Financial Goals

There are several free personal finance tools that help organize and manage your finances. Most of these applications are accessible online, on tablets and on smartphones-- making it easier to check your progress from anywhere at any time. 

How to Tell If You Have Too Much Debt

Weak job growth, stagnate wages and a drop in consumer confidence has pushed credit card debt to high levels. Here's how to calculate how much debt you can handle. 

How to Shed Holiday Debt in 2012

The gifts have been unwrapped, the trees are long gone and the decorations are packed away, but there is still one remaining hint of the holidays: credit card bills. Make 2012 the year you get out of debt, and stay there.

Shop Smart Using Apps This Holiday Season

More consumers will use their mobile devices this year to assist with their holiday shopping, particularly those who put it off until the last minute. Here’s a list of apps that will help shoppers find the best deal and stay in budget.