Melanie Lockert


When to Think Twice About Getting a Personal Loan

Personal loans offer fast cash, but beware the pitfalls of taking on high-interest debt.

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4 Ways to Stay Sane When Working from Home

Sure, it’s a perk, but there are downsides, too. Learn how to protect your health and sanity.

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5 Surprising Reasons You Need Renter’s Insurance

At least 60 percent of renters are taking a big risk by not protecting their belongings.

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How to Help Your Teen Get His First Credit Card

That first piece of plastic can help him establish a credit history when he’s ready.

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5 Annoying Fees You Should Stop Paying Now

Are you sick of paying fees on everything from data plans to checking accounts? Use these strategies to stop wasting money — and start saving it.