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An Attitude Adjustment: 3 Ways to Rethink Your Finances for the Holidays

Three stratagies to help you adjust your money mindset, as you face the demands and expectations of the holidays

With the pressure to overspend and take on debt to meet the demands of the…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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If Everything Was On Sale, Why Are You Broke?

No matter what the commercials say, you can't spend your way to savings, even if everything is on sale. Remember this during big shopping seasons

No matter what the commercials say, you can’t spend your way to savings. I repeat,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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When It’s a Free Gift, It’s Going to Cost You

Want to get better control of your spending? Stop being bamboozled by the word "free."

Stop being bamboozled by the word “free.”

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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5 Ways to Begin Saving for Your Dream Vacation

Start planning and saving for your dream destination today

Everyone deserves to travel, but money always seems to get in the way. Here are…

By Ashley M Fox

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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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It’s Your Money. Who’s Spending It?

My recommendation: Track your spending for a month. Play close attention to money spent to provide for the wants and needs of others

It’s your money. Whether you’re barely making ends meet or have more than enough, you’ve…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Why Automating Savings Isn’t For Everyone

An all-cash system can be beneficial to those who struggle with dipping into their savings account

Automating savings isn’t for everyone. Even in the height of the digital era sometimes using…

By Carrie Pink

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Economic Facts Affecting Your Child’s Education | Fact 13

Smaller, better school environments are most effective

There is strong evidence that a variety of high school‑age interventions, most of them targeting…

By Robin White Goode

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What To Do With That Bonus or Tax Refund

Your primer on saving and splurging responsibly

Even if you missed your chance to win the Powerball, a prosperous 2016 may still…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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10 Secret Strategies For Saving Big Bucks With Amazon

How to shave even more money off competitive prices

Ask a friend — who’s also a regular Amazon shopper — to sign up with…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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5 Habits That Will Inevitably Sabotage Your Finances

Seemingly small purchases can add up to big debt

Unfortunately, there are a number of bad habits that can sabotage our financial well-being and…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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How to Avoid Holiday Season Credit Card Rip-Offs

Separate the good values from the ripoffs

‘Buy now, pay later’ is the mantra that drives much of American holiday spending. Credit…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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What Rate Hike Means for Mortgages, Credit Card Debt, and Stocks

Fed raises interest rates for first time since 2006

“The cumulative effect of a series of interest rate hikes over the next couple of…

By Stacey Tisdale

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8 Times You Should Demand a Discount

You should always get what you pay for

Who hasn’t been upset over poor restaurant service or a non-functioning product? When you have…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Could You Give Up These 15 Things For a Trip of a Lifetime?

Eliminating expenses can get you closer to your dream destination

Expense and affordability are two of the top reasons people give for not taking their…

By Kandia Johnson

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The Best Tools for Managing Household Finances

Try these techniques to stay on top of your spending

Realistically, managing household finances can be challenging, especially when it requires coordinating multiple people’s spending…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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When to Splurge

Here are 6 areas in which conventional wisdom says you can

Most consumers intuitively know it’s smart to go for the best deal, and yet the…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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TIAA-CREF Survey: More Consumers Interested in Financial Advice

Less people are shying away from professional input

A recent survey shows more consumers are opening up to financial advice.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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10 Dumb Things We Do With Our Money

We need to unlearn bad habits, not just learn the right financial moves to make

As important as learning what to do with money is knowing what not to do

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Don’t Allow ‘Free’ Online Offers to Make You ‘Go Broke’

If you really want to control your spending, recognize that there is no such thing as something for nothing, no matter what marketers say.

There is no such thing as something for nothing, no matter what marketers say.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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