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4 Easy Investments for 20-Somethings Who Want to Grow Their Money
Today, Dec 21

4 Easy Investments for 20-Somethings Who Want to Grow Their Money

Investing can seem extremely intimidating, especially if you’re a young, new investor. Most of us aren’t taught how to invest in school and the financial news makes it seem like you have to be a genius to figure everything out. Is this fear keeping you on the sidelines? Don’t worry. Investing can be much easier

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12 Holiday Savings Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas
Yesterday, Dec 20

12 Holiday Savings Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas

Enough already! If I hear one more holiday song about spending money, I think I’m going to stroke out. This year, according to PNC Financial Services Group, if you went out and purchased every item mentioned in “The 12 Days of Christmas,” you would be out $27,673, a 1 percent increase over last year (at

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Money Tips to Reduce Travel Costs on Your Trip to Cuba
Dec 19

Money Tips to Reduce Travel Costs on Your Trip to Cuba

Millennials — or anyone else — interested in traveling to Cuba have a lot to know before they go, as traveling to Cuba is unlike any other travel experience. It is too early since the diplomatic changes have been announced between the U.S. and Cuba to clearly estimate what the transportation costs might be because

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YNAB vs. Mint: Which Is the Better Budgeting Tool?
Dec 18

YNAB vs. Mint: Which Is the Better Budgeting Tool?

For some people, sitting down and making a budget is about as pleasant as getting a root canal. Tracking your expenses, remembering when all of your bills are due and keeping an eye on what’s going in and out takes up a lot of time and it can lead to frustration if the numbers don’t

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5 Financial Steps to Take Before Becoming a Stay-at-Home Parent
Dec 17

5 Financial Steps to Take Before Becoming a Stay-at-Home Parent

Welcoming a new addition to your family for the first time is a big step and it’s definitely not something you want to do without planning ahead. Aside from buying all the essential baby gear, you also need to work out your financial strategy, especially when one parent is planning to leave their job and

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6 Private Student Loan Facts Lenders Won’t Tell You About
Dec 16

6 Private Student Loan Facts Lenders Won’t Tell You About

Borrowing money to pay for college has become the norm for many  young adults these days, with total student loan debt in the U.S. topping $1 trillion. While most of that consists of federal loans, students are also borrowing from private lenders to the tune of approximately $165 billion. While private loans can help to fill

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What to Do When You Get Laid Off: 10 Ways to Bounce Back

What to Do When You Get Laid Off: 10 Ways to Bounce Back

What to do when you get laid off?  It’s a sobering and sometimes scary question that about 300,000 Americans have to ask themselves each week, according to the U.S. Department of Labor which reports weekly jobless claims — the latest number of Americans filing unemployment insurance benefits. So, if you got laid off yesterday, last

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5 Smart Moves to Make During Your Student Loan Grace Period
Dec 15

5 Smart Moves to Make During Your Student Loan Grace Period

The student loan grace period is meant to give grads some time to adjust during the transition from college to the working world. Essentially, you’ve got a six-month window to find a job so you can be financially prepared for when your loan payments are due. The mistake that many grads make is thinking that

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The Indicators of a Good Economy You Should Know About
Dec 14

The Indicators of a Good Economy You Should Know About

How is the economy doing? How can anybody tell? In the news, there is always a lot of talk about gas prices, unemployment figures, the stock market, gross domestic product, consumer spending, consumer confidence, but what does it all mean? What are some real indicators of a good economy? The unemployment rate Everyone knows how

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7 Apps to Find the Best Deals for Your Holiday Shopping
Dec 13

7 Apps to Find the Best Deals for Your Holiday Shopping

With roughly two weeks left in the holiday shopping season, it’s crunch time for those of us who haven’t quite crossed off all the items on their list. At this stage in the game, it’s easy to overspend if you haven’t planned ahead but you still have time to snag some deals. Using your smartphone

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