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Money Abuse

Are You Guilty of Money Abuse?

Money is not a toy to be played with and discarded. It’s a tool which,…

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Valentine's Day

For Valentine’s Day, Stop (Overspending) in the Name of Love!

The pressure is on to show you care. Before you get caught up, listen up: love is not a legitimate excuse to make irresponsible financial decisions

Valentine’s Day is the official holiday to celebrate love. But because it’s almost exclusively a…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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retail

Addicted to Retail? Stop Compulsive Spending

Also known as shopaholism, compulsive spending is an addiction. Here are three ways to help kick this detrimental habit

Also known as shopaholism or compulsive buying, compulsive spending should be taken as seriously as…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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say never

6 Reasons to Say ‘Never’ When It Comes to Your Money

For most things in life, you should never say never. But there are some things you should never do with your money.

For most things in life, you should never say never. However, there are some things…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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attitude adjustment

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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sale

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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free gift

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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Vacation

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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windfalls

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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money

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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diplomas

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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stack of $100 bills

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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Amazon logo

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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Red dice with white percent signs on them

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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How To

Equifax hack

After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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