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An asset-allocation model to follow
Successful investing includes an asset-allocation plan, diversified investments and rebalancing.
Obamacare penalty for uninsured: 8 questions
How much are you worth to a thief?
Likely to hit a deer? Crash risks by state
Sugar substitutes: Sweeter than the real thing?
Sugar comes in many forms. We compare cane juice, brown rice syrup and barley malt.
'Metal health': The levels of Obamacare plans
State health exchanges will offer bronze-to-platinum plans. What do the metals mean?
Basic questions about health care exchanges
Get answers to the who, what, where, when, why and how of the health care exchanges.
Logos and codes: The anatomy of a credit card
What's that hologram on your card? And why all the numbers? Here's what makes a credit card.
What to do before contacting student loan ombudsman
Should you contact a student loan ombudsman? This flow chart shows if you've followed all the steps.
The DOMA path: Finances for same-sex couples
Money can get complicated for same-sex couples without a federally sanctioned marriage.
How a college degree helps you financially
Sure, college is expensive, but that degree will help you financially in the long run.
What's the foreign transaction fee on my card?
Using a credit card overseas likely means a foreign transaction fee. What does yours charge?
Infographic: Credit union checking fees climb
Bankrate's 2013 Credit Union Checking Survey lays out fees at the top credit unions.
Life insurance cheat sheet
Confused about life insurance? This cheat sheet can help you determine what works for you.
Infographic: What agents say, what they mean
Perplexed about common phrases found in real estate descriptions? Use this translation guide.
Want cheaper auto insurance? Ask yourself this
Ask yourself the questions in this infographic, and you can save money on your auto insurance.
Economic ranking of US presidents
A scholar's data-based research demonstrates the ranking of U.S. presidents.
Issues chasing country to edge of 'fiscal cliff'
Expiring tax breaks and spending cuts may create an avalanche of revenue, but look out!
9 tax measures set to fall off the 'fiscal cliff'
On the edge of the "fiscal cliff," these expiring tax measures could hit many Americans.
Car insurance survey: Why do people switch?
A survey of people who've changed car insurers suggests that you might jump to a better deal.
Who gets to peek at your credit card data?
After you swipe, your credit card information spreads quickly. Where does it go?
Still risky: Checking accounts in the US
Dozens of fees and confusing terms are buried in long and complicated bank disclosures.
Pew: Model disclosure box for checking accounts
The Pew Center provides an easy-to-read disclosure box for checking accounts.
Bank fees and disclosures in the states
Bank fees on checking accounts can vary by state. Pew studied data from the 12 largest banks.
See how credit ratings have slipped for EU countries
Most European countries still have decent credit ratings, but many have slipped recently.
Life insurance survey: For many, coverage is lacking
America uncovered! A poll finds lots of people don't have life insurance or don't have enough.
Infographic: What to know about credit unions
You may have driven past one and wondered what it was. This tutorial will give you the basics.
Where do all your college tuition dollars go?
Yes, those thousands of dollars spent on tuition seem absurd, but here's where it all goes.
Are you taking on too much student debt?
Get out your calculator and follow these steps see out how much college debt is too much.
Infographic: Where did the word 'salary' come from?
Are you worth your salt in etymology? This infographic breaks down the word "salary."
Infographic: Get some insight on the word 'inflation'
Think inflation stinks? It's not a coincidence. Find out why in this infographic.
Infographic: Learn the origin of the word 'investment'
Clothing shares a common thread with the word "investment." This infographic explains how.
Infographic: Don't be wishy-washy on the meaning of 'refinance'
How do you feel about the word "refinance"? According to this infographic, it depends.
Infographic: Compound interest pays off
Saving early is saving smart. Compound interest can help you build a retirement nest egg.
Infographic: Dissecting the word 'dollar'
The word "dollar" comes from a town in what is currently the Czech Republic. Bankrate explains.
Infographic: Analyzing the word 'asset'
Unsatisfied with your knowledge of assets? Learn more with this handy infographic.
How are campaign contributions spent?
Have you given money to a 2012 presidential candidate? Find out where your cash goes.
Infographic: A credible history of the word 'credit'
Bankrate knows a thing or two about credit. Don't trust us? Read this infographic.
Infographic: 'Stock' up on some etymology
Why does following the stock market feel like torture? Find out in this infographic.
Infographic: Looking back at the word 'bank'
Where did the word "bank" come from? This infographic puts it all on the table.
Infographic: Find the facts about the word 'fraud'
No lie, you'll learn a thing or two from this infographic on the word "fraud."
Infographic: Educate yourself on the word 'escrow'
Scrap everything you know about the word "escrow," and read this infographic.
Infographic: Etymology of the word 'tax'
Think audits are bad? Ancient Egyptians were forced into hard labor for failure to pay taxes.
Infographic: Reassessing homeowners insurance: A checklist
Find out if you have enough homeowners insurance to cover your house and valuables.
Infographic: Best jobs through 2020
Match your interests, skills and education to the fields projected to increase and pay the most.
Infographic: Say 'I do' to engagement ring insurance
If you like it, then you should put a ring insurance policy on it. Is your bling protected?
Infographic: Cheaper health insurance
Health care doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. This infographic can help you cut costs.
Timeline for health care reform
Wondering when reforms will affect you? Follow our timeline for upcoming changes to health care.
Pump it up: What fuels high gasoline prices?
Here's where all that money you pay at the pump goes.
Flowchart: Are you eligible for a HARP 2.0 refi?
See whether you'll qualify for the more generous Home Affordable Refinance Program.
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