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How to Budget for Unexpected Windfalls

Having a plan for unexpected financial windfalls can be just as important as anticipating surprise expenses

Having a plan for unexpected windfalls can be as important as anticipating surprise expenses. Just…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Americans Expected to Rack Up $1 Trillion in Credit Card Debt This Year

Fewer Americans have ‘subprime’ credit scores, but debt levels are climbing

In some cases, all the budgeting and planning in the world won’t be enough to…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Are You Carrying the Wrong Credit Card?

Use a card that's right for you, one that matches your spending and financial situation

At least one in five credit card customers are carrying the wrong card, according to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Is It Time To Put a Limit On Your Student Loan Stress?

You can be in denial, angry, depressed, confused, and even hurt when it comes to…

By Ashley M Fox

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Why You Should Think Twice Before Co-Signing a Loan

The financial perils of putting your name on the bottom-line for a loved one

“Co-signing a loan for a family member or friend can go wrong in many ways,…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Managing Student Loan Debt

Report reveals that students are carrying a heavy load to reduce debt burden

With student loan debt topping $1 trillion it is imperative that we educate students—young and…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Dealing with Debt? Take These Steps

This takes patience and resolve, but you will feel great and motivated

Here are a few things you can do to start getting out of it and…

By Jennifer Streaks

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The Best Gas Rewards Credit Cards (Even If You Have Bad Credit)

Getting the most bang for your buck during summer travel

This story looks at the results of the study from CardHub.com that analyzes the best…

By Stacey Tisdale

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What You Need to Know About Payday Loans

Pulling yourself out of the short-term debt spiral

The fact is, however, that many people rely on payday loans to make ends meet,…

By Stacey Tisdale

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credit cards

Millennials Shying Away From Credit Cards

The pros and cons of credit cards

“A credit card shouldn’t be seen as taboo. Used correctly, a credit card can…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Americans Rack Up Nearly $3B in Vacation Debt

Tips on taking a break with busting your budget

“It’s so easy to get into vacation debt — especially during the summer months when…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Fewer Americans Taking On Vacation Debt

Study finds more people using savings for travel

While the urge to move is often accompanied by the urge to splurge, a new…

By Stacey Tisdale

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5 Steps to Clean Up Your Credit

Improve your credit with these five easy steps

Want to make a significant impact to your financial health? Here are 5 steps to…

By Carrie Pink

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(Mental Health Month) Listening to What Your Money Is Telling You

Making the 'you’ money is reflecting, align with who you really are

We can fail to see the powerful teacher that money really is, and the ways…

By Stacey Tisdale

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3 Questions That Will Put Money in Your Pocket

Looking Inside for the answers you need about spending

Our choices about how we spend and save money are as important as the amount…

By Stacey Tisdale

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[Study] Americans Saving More, but Lack Financial Knowledge

Financial Literacy Month survey finds risks to long-term financial security

“Although slightly more than half of all Americans feel financially literate, there remains a significant…

By Stacey Tisdale

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How to Stop Spending Money to ‘Keep Up With the Joneses’

[Financial Literacy Month] Dealing with the pressure to 'keep up'

Human beings actually have a drive to judge themselves and their abilities based on what…

By Stacey Tisdale

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[Financial Literacy Month] Which State’s Residents Have Most Money Smarts?

New study measures financial literacy and behavior of state and D.C. residents

“The best way to improve financial literacy is to include personal finance in the curriculum…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Being the Financial Role Model Your Child Needs You to Be

Financial Literacy Month Special- Parents not making the grade when it comes to teaching kids about money

“We know that many kids are talking about money with their friends often and even…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Get The 411 on Your Credit Score

A breakdown of the 5 factors that determine your credit score

Your FICO score (Fair Issac and Company ), is literally one of the most important…

By Stacey Tisdale

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