Special Edition: Money Tips for All Ages

Your Finances at Different Stages of Life

For Any Age or Stage – Practical Advice for Everyone

  • Comparison Shop
  • Credit Reports for Free
  • Save More Spend Less
  • Keep Banking Costs Down
  • Understand FDIC Insurance
  • Investments Can Lose Value
  • Be Cautious When Borrowing
  • Prepare for the Unexpected
  • Protect Against Fraud

For Teens – Managing Real Money in the Real World

  • Save Money
  • Track Spending
  • Think Before Buying
  • Protect Yourself

For Young Adults – Financial Independence

For Newlyweds – Starting a Household

At Midlife – Multi-Tasking In Your 30s, 40s or 50s

  • Save for Retirement
  • Do Your Homework

For Parents – Teaching Children the Financial Facts of Life

Before You Retire – Getting Your Finances Ready for Your Golden Years

After You Retire – Managing Expenses

  • Manage Money
  • Credit Cards
  • Reverse Mortgage
  • Research Insurance

For Financial Caregivers – Helping Disabled or Elderly Relatives

  • Preventative
  • After Illness

Major Life Events – Ways to Cope Financially

  • Marriage, Home…Etc.
  • Emergencies and Losses

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Related Consumer Finance Programs – The following sub-directories of companies offer a wide variety of financial programs to assist you with the management of your finances. Consolidate debt with a consolidation loan or use a debt counseling service or mortgage refinance for help with the consolidation of your charge card debt and other monthly payments.

  • Debt Consolidation Settlement – Finding yourself in the common situation of being unable to meet your credit card payments month after month? The negotiation of your bills may be a good solution for getting you back on track with your financial obligations. Compare various programs and see if this option is right for you.
  • Debt Management Programs – Having trouble keeping up with your monthly credit payments? Compare debt management companies in this online list that can try amd help you get a grip on your personal financial situation.
  • Personal Loan – Looking for a small loan to consolidate your debt? Personal loans are typically unsecured and do not require the use of collateral.

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