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3 Simple Things Anyone Can Do to Stay Out of Debt

Oct 3, 2018 | 3 minute read

With a swipe here and a swipe there, it can be easy to live your life on plastic and pile up debt. You’re not alone: U.S. households carried credit card balances that totaled $815 billion in debt...

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How to Dine Out for Less

Aug 14, 2018 | 3 minute read

There’s no doubt packing a lunch or cooking at home can save you money, but if you’re on a budget, you don’t need to avoid restaurants altogether. Here are a few easy ways to eat at your favorite...

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Investment Planning: The Basics

Jul 31, 2018 | 5 minute read

Why do so many people never obtain the financial independence that they desire? Often it's because they just don't take that first step — getting started. Besides procrastination, other excuses...

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How Student Loans Impact Your Credit

Jul 5, 2018 | 5 minute read

If you've finished college within the last few years, chances are, you're paying off your student loans. What happens with your student loans now that they've entered repayment status will have a...

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Getting Started: Establishing a Financial Safety Net

Jun 25, 2018 | 3 minute read

In times of crisis, you don't want to be shaking pennies out of a piggy bank. Having a financial safety net in place can ensure that you're protected when a financial emergency arises. One way to...

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Best Ways to Save On Your Vacation this Summer

Jun 6, 2018 | 3 minute read

It’s no secret planning the summer vacation you’ve been dreaming about can become costly. When you start factoring in travel, lodging, dining, and activities, the expenses can add up quickly. Here...

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Six Keys to More Successful Investing

May 21, 2018 | 6 minute read

A successful investor maximizes gain and minimizes loss. Though there can be no guarantee that any investment strategy will be successful and all investing involves risk, including the possible...

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5 Smart Money Habits To Practice

May 14, 2018 | 2 minute read

 

Conquering your financial goals isn’t a simple task, but creating, and sticking to, smarter spending habits will help both your money go further and you get closer to financial freedom.

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Tips for Dealing with a Bad Credit Report

Apr 10, 2018 | 3 minute read

Your credit score is important. In addition to affecting your eligibility for loans and the interest rate you’ll pay, employers, utility companies, and rental companies often run credit checks to...

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Financial Literacy for Kids

Apr 6, 2018 | 2 minute read

No matter how enthusiastic you are, trying to formally teach finance to kids is a tall order that is likely to make their eyes glaze over. Hold their attention by keeping money lessons relevant,...

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