About the Author

Susan Shain
Susan Shain is a freelance personal finance writer. She was previously on staff at The Penny Hoarder and Student Loan Hero, and has written content for a variety of Fortune 100 companies.

The majority of millennials have next to nothing in their bank accounts. You’ve probably heard […]

August 30, 2022

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August 25, 2022

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August 15, 2022

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December 6, 2021

So you’ve been thinking about breaking free from traditional banks. Or maybe you’ve recently signed […]

October 13, 2021

The pandemic didn’t only affect the way we work and socialize; it also affected the […]

September 8, 2021

For those of us lucky enough to have time off, Labor Day is a fun, […]

September 2, 2021

It’s 2021 and, with the COVID-19 vaccine becoming more widespread, signs of hope are starting […]

May 6, 2021

In This ArticleWhat is a credit score? How is your credit score determined? Why are […]

April 5, 2021

Level up your job search (or job) Bust open your budget Set your savings goals […]

December 21, 2020

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November 9, 2020

Look back five decades, and the world was a different place.  Our grandmothers struggled to […]

September 25, 2020

In This ArticleWhat is an emergency fund? How much should I save? What’s the right […]

September 11, 2020

So much is happening in the world today — it can be hard to know […]

July 1, 2020

Find your motivation Change your mindset Create a plan of attack Make a budget Stay […]

June 24, 2020

Though you’ve likely heard the statistic before, it bears repeating: In the United States, women […]

March 6, 2020

It seems like every year there’s some new three-syllable Japanese concept that everyone’s obsessed with. […]

February 25, 2020

Got a Valentine this year? Is it kinda, you know, serious? Whether you’re about to […]

February 11, 2020

While married filing jointly comes with a heap of benefits, there are still some situations […]

January 21, 2020

We’re all busy: with partners, pets, kids, friends, jobs, dishes, laundry… the list goes on. […]

January 6, 2020

In 2003, Americans put less than $1 billion on reloadable prepaid cards. In 2012, they […]

October 30, 2019

Raise your hand if this sounds familiar: You head to dinner with friends and charge […]

September 20, 2019

We all make some foolish decisions in our 20s — it’s pretty much a rite of […]

July 5, 2019

You did it: You graduated from college — a feat that only one-third of Americans have accomplished. […]

June 7, 2019

Research has shown that 40% of our daily behaviors are habitual. In other words, if you […]

June 4, 2019

Want to be rich? Like really rich? Rather than scheming about winning the lottery, or […]

April 29, 2019

In 2018, the US government shut down for 35 days, the longest stint in the […]

March 12, 2019

Have you heard? Women still get paid less than men. In fact, Economic Policy Institute reports […]

February 28, 2019

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February 28, 2019

Less than one-third of Americans feel confident in banks, according to a Gallup poll. This […]

February 14, 2019

Nearly one-third of Americans (31%) have less than $5,000 saved for retirement. Nearly half (40%) […]

February 1, 2019

Do you want to “be better with money” in the new year? Welcome to the […]

January 1, 2019

This year you’re going to do things differently. That fancy cappuccino you buy every day? […]

December 31, 2018

Ah, the holidays: a time for stockings, menorahs, cookies… and fraud? If you’re not careful, […]

November 5, 2018

Although you’ve probably just had your first pumpkin spice latte of the year, stores are […]

November 1, 2018

“Too big to fail.” If reading that brings a little bit of red to your […]

September 18, 2018

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