Growing your bank balance sometimes can be as simple as relaxing and letting your money work for you — as long as you have the right tools in place. If you want to build a cash cushion without breaking a sweat, try these three methods. 1. Put your money in a high-yield savings account The … Continued

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Before Janene Tompkins’ son, 21, left home to move to New York this summer, he asked his mom, a certified financial planner in Durham, North Carolina, for money advice. “He asked me if he should be establishing credit and how to get his own credit card,” Tompkins says. She explained to him how credit scores … Continued

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“Ask Brianna” is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet.com. Your credit score … Continued

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