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All banknotes wear out in time. Since smaller-denominated notes are used more often, they have a shorter lifetime. Typically, a USD $1 bill will last about 21 months, while a $20 bill can last over seven years.How may days does your money last? See all your spending visualized by day, week and month →
A comparison of your available credit to how much you have actually utilized. A good credit score can be attributed to a low utilization ratio. The ideal target is to use 30% or less of your available credit.You can view your personal ratio with our Health Check →
New York Times Quiz The newspaper wants to help young people get a better handle on their money. To begin, we want to hear from you.Complete their short quiz, to let them know what your biggest questions are when it comes to personal finance →
"There is no practice more dangerous than that of borrowing money"
- George Washington
With home prices and mortgage rates both rising, the U.S. is now witnessing the biggest numerical gap in the monthly cost between owning a home and renting in over 50 years. Americans, however, have seen similar scenarios occur since the early 1980s.See the difference of buying vs. renting a single-family residence in the U.S. since 1970, adjusted for inflation. →
Dear Life Kit: My husband shuts down any time I try to talk about our financesPodcast: NPR Life Kit on talking about money with your partner →
When learning how to invest, it is important to learn from the best, but it also pays to learn from the worst. These top 20 most common mistakes have been compiled to help investors know what to watch out for. If any of these mistakes sound familiar, it is likely time to meet with a financial adviser.The CFA Institute on investment mistakes →
Why making more money may not solve your financial problemsRob Carrick on why making more money doesn't always solve your money problems →
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Listen to our Neontrack playlist when you have music and money on your mind.