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How to Prepare for Retirement In Your 20s, 30s, 40s and Beyond

By: Team
It seems like young adults can barely graduate high school these days without experiencing the anxiety that goes along with planning for retirement. The good news is that starting early and being proactive about your retirement plans can help you... Read More...
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America’s Best and Worst Domestic Airlines in 2015

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With the Bureau of Transportation Statistics reporting that  679 million total passengers flew on U.S. flights in the past year alone, it’s safe to say that flying has never been more popular. The good news is that not only are more... Read More...
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How To Fly For Free With An Air Miles Credit Card

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With the rising price of airline fuel, many Americans are finding it increasingly difficult to purchase flights or go on family vacations. Fortunately, even if you don’t have hundreds of spare dollars lying around, there are strategies you can... Read More...
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5 Tips On How To Travel Around The World For Less

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World travel is incredibly exciting, but for most people, it remains the stuff of dreams. The one thing that prevents most people from even attempting to travel is money. What if you were able to travel the world and not break the bank? Well, it... Read More...
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7 Great Part-Time Jobs For Retirees

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The 21st century has brought many changes in the characteristics of those retiring.  Whereas retirement used to be seen as the time you left the work force for good, this is no longer the case. Bank of America Merrill Lynch in partnership with... Read More...
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How to Shop Black Friday and Cyber Monday like a Pro!

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There’s nothing so deliciously appealing as a great bargain. Just the mention of the words “Black Friday” or “Cyber Monday” can get the country’s adrenaline pumping. With this in mind, we’ve put together some handy hints to help you on your quest... Read More...
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5 Financial Mistakes to Avoid in Your 40s

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Each stage in life brings a new wave of financial responsibilities that cannot afford to be ignored. If you live your 40s the same way that you did in your 20's, with no real financial plan, then you’re bound for serious trouble ahead. Here are... Read More...
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4 Credit Mistakes to Avoid

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Naturally, you want a high credit score.  However, you might not be aware of some of the mistakes you’re making that could be negatively impacting your credit.  Read on to learn about 4 common credit errors you’ll want to... Read More...
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How to Save Money during the Holidays

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The holidays can drain your bank account very quickly if you're not careful. Follow these steps below to make sure your holiday is joyful and not stressful.1. Begin with a budget Instead of making a list of people for whom you plan to buy gifts... Read More...
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Card Review: Bank of America® Travel Rewards Credit Card

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Flexible Rewards For More TravelSome of the best travel credit cards offer big sign-up bonuses and flashy perks, but they often also come with high annual fees. If you're on a budget or despise fees in general, the Bank of America®... Read More...
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Will Prospective Employers Check My Credit?

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If you saw your credit score tank after the recent recession, don’t worry, you’re not alone.  Many people experienced significant declines in their credit scores following the economic downturn. Still, you’re probably wondering, “Will prospective... Read More...
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Five Tips to Increase the Security of Mobile App Payments

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It seems that new stories regarding consumer data breaches explode in the media almost every week, from T-Mobile to Blue Cross Blue Shield and more.  These security compromises leave many mobile users asking, “Is it safe to use my phone to make... Read More...