The Great Recession: Are We 10 Years Wiser?

NerdWallet explores ways personal finance has — and hasn't — changed since the 2008 crisis, and what to do now to protect and grow your money.

Get a Safer Mortgage Using These Post-Crisis Tips

Mortgages are safer now than they were 10 years ago, but it’s still up to you to inform yourself and know your limits. Here are some strategies.

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How to Stash and Grow Cash in Good Times or Bad

One thing has been certain over the past 10 years — it is always a good idea to have money set aside. Here’s how you can build your emergency fund, no matter what the stock market does.

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Panic-Proof Your Portfolio for the Next Bank Crisis

Having a solid plan and a long-term mindset and putting investments on autopilot can help you avoid the wrong move when the next downturn inevitably arrives.

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Dodd-Frank Rollback: What It Means for Consumers

When laws put in place because of the Great Recession are rolled back, banks will reportedly face fewer burdens. But the changes also could affect your personal finances. Find out how.

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Banking Has Changed, but Criminals Haven't — Here's How to Protect Your Money

Mobile banking has taken off over the last 10 years. So have con artists. NerdWallet tells how to protect yourself in a financial world gone mobile.

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After ’08 Meltdown, Banks Still Play With Financial Fire

These factors contributed to the financial implosion and they remain today. Here’s why they pose a real threat.

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4 Steps to Get Ready for the Next Recession Now

There are ways to recession-proof your finances. These same steps make it easier to weather personal money difficulties, too.

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