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5 Ways to Automate Finances Before a Holiday Vacation
Today, Nov 21

5 Ways to Automate Finances Before a Holiday Vacation

If you’re headed out of town for Thanksgiving or looking forward to a December getaway, putting your money on cruise control means one less thing to worry about during your trip. With just a little planning and a few useful smartphone apps, you can ensure that you don’t end up coming home to a stack of unpaid bills.

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The Best Year-End Financial Advice for Millennials

The Best Year-End Financial Advice for Millennials

The holidays are fast approaching and it’s that time of year when people start writing out their shopping lists and planning family get-togethers. As the year winds down, it’s also the perfect opportunity to do some financial housekeeping. When you’re in your 20s, staying on top of your money situation may not be a priority, but

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Get Holiday Gift Cards for Less With These Credit Card Rewards Hacks
Yesterday, Nov 20

Get Holiday Gift Cards for Less With These Credit Card Rewards Hacks

Buying gift cards takes some of the stress out of holiday shopping, especially when you’re just not sure what to get all of the people on your list. Using a rewards credit card to purchase them could score you some big savings in the process. Playing the credit card rewards game requires a little planning

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What Are Your Student Loan Repayment Options Once Deferment Ends?

What Are Your Student Loan Repayment Options Once Deferment Ends?

When you’re just out school and you’re on the hunt for your first job, tackling thousands of dollars in student loan debt probably isn’t realistic for your budget. If you can’t handle the payments, taking a deferment gets you off the hook but it’s only a temporary solution. Once you’re finally earning some real money,

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8 Essential Things to Know When Estate Planning for Aging Parents

8 Essential Things to Know When Estate Planning for Aging Parents

Sooner or later, many of us have to face difficult, uncomfortable situations: age-related health issues in a parent or parents, and the potentially awkward but highly necessary discussions about protecting their interests, securing their assets, and making sure that there will be money, insurance, support and other factors so that they can get any care

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Holiday Finance Tips for Shoppers Who Plan on Using Credit Cards
Nov 19

Holiday Finance Tips for Shoppers Who Plan on Using Credit Cards

Getting caught up in the holiday shopping frenzy can mean bad news for your budget if you spend without a plan. That’s especially true for credit card users who want to avoid the New Year’s debt hangover that so often follows a December gift-buying spree. If you’re able to pay the balance off in full

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Why Every 20-Something Needs This Investment Management Tool
Nov 18

Why Every 20-Something Needs This Investment Management Tool

You can do just about anything with a smartphone these days, including keeping an eye on how well your investments are doing. When you’re still learning the nuances of the market, it helps to choose an app that’s both comprehensive and user-friendly. For 20-somethings who aren’t as experienced with investing, a simple approach usually works

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10 Things to Avoid Buying on Black Friday
Nov 17

10 Things to Avoid Buying on Black Friday

The official start of the holiday shopping season is right around the corner and that means it’s time to strap on your most comfortable shoes and hit the stores. There are sure to be plenty of deals on most of the items on your gift list but there are a few things you’re better off

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What to Do With $500 and How to Invest It Wisely
Nov 16

What to Do With $500 and How to Invest It Wisely

Smart spending is about making your purchases work for you. Sure, you could drop $500 on improving your work wardrobe in hopes of landing a raise or use it to have some fun and buy the latest iPhone which you could argue would help you manage your life, but there are better ways to spend.

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12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Working for Free
Nov 15

12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Working for Free

Things are kind of awkward in the job market; unpaid interns are working harder than their bosses, kids are making 6-figures a year off their YouTube channels, job creation is at record highs, yet underemployment is a seriously ignored issue. There are many complicated facts and figures associated with the job market this days, thanks

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