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Top 5 Personal Finance New Year’s Resolutions

By: Team
While it may not be most Americans’ first association with New Years, this is a perfect time to assess your financial situation and discover ways to become better off a year from now. Don’t let the holiday season pass you by without making... Read More...
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Feds Raise Interest Rates: What Credit Card Holders Need to Know

By: Team
The Federal Reserve made big news this week when it announced that it was raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. This is important because it affects far more than banks and financial institutions, and the impact will be... Read More...
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Credit Card Habits to Start in the New Year

By: Team
Tens of millions of Americans use their credit cards each day, but many of them aren’t using them as strategically as possible. The New Year is an optimal time to start using your credit card more effectively to save money, climb out of debt, and... Read More...
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‘Tis the Season to Build Credit

With the Holidays right around the corner, it’s easy to get stressed out over gift searching, food shopping presents wrapping, and trying to control your budget at the same time. Giving in to that stress and overspending through the holiday... Read More...
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5 U.S. Companies Who Help Pay for College Tuition

By: Team
With colleges across the country raising tuition at an alarming rate, a first-rate college education is no longer within the reach of millions of young Americans. Fortunately, some of America’s largest corporations are picking up the slack... Read More...
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5 Best Places To Spend New Year's Eve

By: Team
There’s no better way to finish your holiday season than attending a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration. With cities across the United States offering unique festivities suited for adults and families of all ages, there’s definitely something... Read More...
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6 Financial Moves to End the Year Successfully

By: Team
With the New Year quickly approaching, it’s not too late to end 2016 on a strong note. Time flies, but you still have the ability to organize your personal finances and move into the coming year in a position of financial strength. Here are 6... Read More...
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Nontraditional Ways of Saving for Retirement

By: Team
When most Americans talk about saving for retirement, the discussion usually revolves around traditional retirement funds such as 401(k)s and IRAs. While this is definitely a great place to start researching and strategizing, the reality is that... Read More...
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Frugal Shopping Myths Debunked

By: Team
Millions of consumers are aiming to save as much money as possible when they go shopping, but a lot of the advice circling around isn’t completely accurate. If you’re a budget shopper and hoping to maximize your savings, make sure to... Read More...
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5 Retirement Money Wasters that Seniors should Avoid

By: Team
For most retirees, the cost of living drops once you decide to retire – you no longer need to invest in office attire or spend money commuting to work, you’re no longer supporting children or paying for education costs (hopefully!) and you can... Read More...
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How to Stick To Your Holiday Budget

By: Team
Can you believe this year is almost over? The Holidays are right around the corner, I hope your bank account is prepared! Last year the average person spent a little over $800 during the holiday season. Since your paycheck doesn't increase... Read More...
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10 Holiday Travel Tips To Reduce Stress & Save Money

By: Team
Last year over 99 million Americans traveled over the holidays. With Gas prices on the decrease, we expect even more will travel in 2015. While traveling is often glamorized by celebrities, it can be very stressful for the average joe... who... Read More...