Before You Get Too Friendly…

If you’re thinking about joining or using a social-networking site such as Facebook or Twitter, keep these ideas in mind: Consider site privacy and logistics policies. Some sites allow only users to access posted content, while others have lax privacy policies. Restrict access to your profile and information. Do not correspond with anyone you don’t […]

Economist: How To Tell If a Credit Union is Sound

Bill Hampel, chief economist at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), told readers of AOL’s Walletpop how to determine if a credit union is financially sound. Because many publications and financial experts have suggested that consumers join credit unions as an alternative to rising fees, fewer perks, and unsatisfactory customer service at many large banks, […]

Pickups and SUVs With High Gas Mileage

With gas prices remaining on the high side, many car buyers are switching to small, high-mile-per-gallon (mpg) cars. But maybe you don’t have that option: You have to haul kids, their friends, and their gear. Or you need to tow your boat on weekends or haul heavy supplies for your garden. You need a pickup […]

Build Your First Budget

Congratulations! You’ve got your first place, a new job, and money coming in each month. There’s only one problem: It’s never quite as much money as you’d like, is it? Managing your own income and finances for the first time can seem overwhelming, but it’s essential to get off to a smart start. Creating a […]

Options After High School: Which One Is For You?

You’re approaching the end of high school, and you think you have to get a degree right away to have a meaningful career. You have other options for the next stage in your life. Consider these alternatives: Become an apprentice Get hands-on experience in a trade while earning a paycheck and receiving industry-driven training. The […]

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