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Financial Literacy

Financial literacy requires knowing how to set and reach your goals. How to shop for the best interest rates. How to avoid scams. Knowing how money works in the world. Make this the starting point on your money road map.

Money Makeover

What is your savings goal? We’ll help you get there. Learn how to rejuvenate your finances and improve your financial literacy.
This education savings account helps you save for schooling from kindergarten through college.
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Saving money isn't always easy. Try these simple tricks to grow your savings.
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Bankrate's Money Makeover prize winner is a young dad with a long list of financial priorities.
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Money Pulse

How do Americans feel about the checking accounts, credit cards, insurance, mortgages and other financial products they use every day? Do consumers know as much as they should about credit scores, taxes, college loans and retirement saving? Find out with Bankrate's monthly Money Pulse survey, which explores Americans' financial opinions and knowledge. When it comes to money matters, are we smart and self-assured -- or less than literate? The Money Pulse has the answers!
What good is a budget if you ignore it? Follow these steps to build a budget for your lifestyle.
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When in college, a private loan to cover extra costs seems like a good idea. But watch out.
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See what life insurance experts found "worrisome" and "mind-boggling" in our survey.
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Bankrate's survey found student debt can be a drag on your life for years. Find out how.
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Economists Survey

This survey of the nation's top economists provides perspective on likely developments in the months ahead. See economists' forecasts for growth, unemployment, hiring and interest rates.
Check out what top economists told us to expect at the gas pump and on Wall Street.
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Our survey of economists has good news for grads but a potential worry for savers.
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Home sales? Meh. New construction? Meh. Top forecasters tell why housing looks limp.
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Financial Literacy

Is your adult child still financially dependent on you? Time for tough love?
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Are you financially faithful to your spouse? Our quiz will show if you're a cheater.
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If you slept through economics, you missed some important stuff about handling money.
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See how you stack up when it comes to your money IQ.
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52 Weeks of Savings

Can you try a new way to save every week for a year? Each week, Bankrate will try a new way of saving money and chronicle the journey. Try our 52-week savings challenge.
Getting more from your AC

Don't let air conditioning overheat your utility bill. Cut AC use and save cash.

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Pay credit cards weekly?

Will frequent credit card payments help control spending and boost your credit score?

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DIY pool maintenance

The money you could save on pool maintenance may shock you. Dive in to DIY savings.

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Best & Worst Cities To Retire

The best and worst cities to retire may not be where you'd expect. Bankrate’s ranking takes into account a variety of qualities that we believe are important for every retiree, such as health care quality, cost of living, tax rate, crime rate and walkability.
Unhappy at home? Do you want to move in your golden years? Here's what our survey found.
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The best cities to retire aren't where you'd expect. And each offers something different.
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Ever wondered what it costs to live by a beach or a golf course? Here's what to expect.
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We're not saying you should avoid these cities; they're just tougher on newcomers.
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Financial Security Index

How do Americans feel about their job security, net worth, level of savings and debt? Bankrate's Financial Security Index finds out.
As gas prices dropped, some invested their savings. And then there are these people.
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Investing tastes are changing. Americans' top choice has shifted in a surprising way.
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Americans have become increasingly skittish about their finances. Here's why.
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Do you put off thinking about and saving money for your retirement? Well, you are not alone.
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Financial Literacy Quizzes

You take your finances seriously, but when it comes to financial literacy, are you financially fit? From saving and investing to preparing for college, test your money smarts.
Are you a boomer? Take our quiz on saving and investing as you prepare for retirement.
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Are you financially faithful to your spouse? Our quiz will show if you're a cheater.
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See how you stack up when it comes to your money IQ.
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