Graduates

Where to Put Your Emergency Fund for Safety and Growth

Where should you put your emergency fund so that the money can continue to grow, while staying safe in case you need it? Here, we discuss four options: Keeping your emergency savings as cash, using a traditional savings account, using a high-yield account, and building a CD ladder.

Are You Throwing Financial Independence Out With the Trash?

The average U.S. family of four throws away just under $1,600 in food every year. That’s not only bad for the environment—it’s bad for our wallets. Need a kick in the butt to waste less food? Here are four things you could do to get closer to financial independence if you stopped wasting so much food.

Anatomy of a Student Loan

If you want to win a fight, you need to know your enemy. By learning what makes up a student loan, you can ensure you’re being effective in your fight against debt.