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Opinion: Student Loans Should NOT Be Discharged in Bankruptcy

Students in financial trouble do deserve a break. But bankruptcy is not the answer

The last thing a young person needs on their credit report coming out of college…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Get Your Tax Credit Before It’s Too Late!

See how your plans to do energy-efficient improvements on your home could lead to cash back

If you plan on doing energy-efficient home improvements, now’s the time to do them. The…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Opinion: All Student Loans Should Be Discharged in Bankruptcy

Students in financial trouble deserve a break.

For many of you, student loans were a necessary evil that have remained a thorn…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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POLL: Payroll Debit Card or Paper Check?

Some employers are giving employees another option for getting paid: paper check or debit card. Is this a good idea or a terrible mistake?

More companies are offering their employees the option to receive their salary via payroll debit…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How to Get a Free TV

An informed consumer is an empowered consumer

Many of us cringe at the thought of making the dreaded phone call to a…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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SLIDESHOW: What to Look for When Buying Electronics on Black Friday

Make your list and check it twice. We tell you what to look for when hitting the store

Planning to purchase a laptop or other electronic on Black Friday, but not sure if…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Traveling? Know Your Rights When it Comes to Pat-Downs and Body Scanners

Know what should and should not happen at airport check points

The reality of terrorism in the United States has resulted in tighter airport security procedures.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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7 Ways to Profit on Small Business Saturday

Follow this action plan for entrepreneurs who want to rack up big sales on Nov. 27

Tips that will help small business owners hear the cash register, paypal or online shopping…

By Melinda F. Emerson

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How Not to Go Broke on Black Friday

For the best deals, planning is key

Though Black Friday is all about getting the most bang for your short buck, there…

By Renita Burns

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Is Your Spouse Guilty of Financial Infidelity?

Take this quiz and find out

Financial infidelity is one of the top reasons for divorce. Many couples lie about their…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Chase Waives Foreign Transaction Fees

Planning a trip overseas? You might want to take one of these cards with you

If you have a specialty credit card with Chase and you’re a frequent overseas traveler,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Credit Reporting Myths Exposed

Know how your report can affect your financial future

Your credit report and score can hold the key to your financial future. One mistake…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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4 Credit Reporting Myths and Realities

Arm yourself with the right information

If you plan to make a big purchase in the near future, it’s important to…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How to be Frugal AND Fabulous

Author Natalie P. McNeal tells you how to save money without sacrificing your lifestyle

Being frugal doesn’t have to be painful. Finding ways to save money can be fun…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Money Abuse

The 7 Deadly Sins of Money Management

Avoid these blunders to save your finances.

Avoid these blunders to save your finances.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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6 Financial Deadbeats to Avoid

Make sure you don't turn into one

Make sure you don’t turn into one

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Do Money Disorders Exist?

What it means to have a dysfunctional relationship with money

During one of our daily meetings, I brought up the topic of money disorders and…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Could You Have a Money Disorder?

If money controls you, the reason could be deeper than a lack of willpower.

The act of shopping and spending money is a normal activity that we all in…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How to Keep Up With Product Recalls

A couple of government agencies can help

I’m expecting my first child and preparing to buy things she’ll need like a stroller…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Four Behaviors That Could Destroy Your Finances

What you don't know about your spending habits can hurt you

Each one of us has a certain “money personality” that drives our financial behavior. And…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How to Position Yourself As an Industry Authority

To build your authority, you’ll need a continuous message that tells the world who you…

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‘I See You’: The Power and Beauty of Building Multiple Tribes of Professional Women

Women that make the time to find their tribes of professional sisters have a competitive…

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