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Avoid the 10 Worst Investments Ever With These Smarter Alternatives
Today, Oct 22

Avoid the 10 Worst Investments Ever With These Smarter Alternatives

With Halloween quickly approaching, MyBankTracker has compiled a haunting, nightmarish list of the worst investments you could ever make. It’s a graveyard of horrors ready to suck the life right out of your money. But don’t let it spook you too much, because we also offer some investment alternatives to offset this spine-tingling list of

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Paying Off Student Loans vs. Investing Poses Dilemma for Recent Grads

Paying Off Student Loans vs. Investing Poses Dilemma for Recent Grads

Between crippling student loan debt and slim prospects on the job front, today’s college grads often struggle to fit things like saving and investing into the mix. When you’ve got a decade or more’s worth of loan payments hanging over your head, figuring out the best way to allocate your hard-earned dollars is challenging to

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10 Tips for ‘Getting’ Your Financial Act Together Before Turning 30
Yesterday, Oct 21

10 Tips for ‘Getting’ Your Financial Act Together Before Turning 30

Turning 30 is more than a number, it’s a state of mind, telling you to finally get your financial act together. Indeed, personal finance for your 30s adds a new sense of urgency to your fiscal mission that you might not have felt in your carefree 20s, when paying your bar tab or funding a

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Income-Based Student Loan Repayment May Leave You Deeper In Debt

Income-Based Student Loan Repayment May Leave You Deeper In Debt

Unless you spend most of your time with your head stuck in the sand, you probably know all about how bad the student loan crisis has gotten. Grads are paying more than ever for a college education and they’re leaving school weighed down by thousands of dollars in debt. In an effort to offer some

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5 Big Action Steps to Help You Save on Health Insurance In 2015

5 Big Action Steps to Help You Save on Health Insurance In 2015

If you try to save on health insurance wherever you can, you’ll have more money leftover for other more fun purchases, and you’ll also be doing your patriotic part to help the nation keep its health care costs down, which are expected to reach $3.06 trillion in 2014, according to the Centers for Medicare &

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8 Solutions That Will Save You Money When You Can’t Get Long-Term Care Insurance
Oct 20

8 Solutions That Will Save You Money When You Can’t Get Long-Term Care Insurance

Most people don’t want to think about the need for long-term care — it’s far off in the future for most, and who likes to contemplate being older and not able to do the things you used to do? LongTermCare.gov estimates that 70 percent of people turning 65 can expect to use some form of long-term

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The Ugly Truth About What Happens If You Don’t Pay Student Loans

The Ugly Truth About What Happens If You Don’t Pay Student Loans

Student loan debt has reached an all-time high and grads are facing an uphill battle to pay it down. Faced with high unemployment rates and low wages, borrowers are increasingly finding themselves pinched for cash. As a result, default rates have spiked in recent years. The federal government has stepped up its efforts to make

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Paying Out of Pocket for Health Care: Medical Credit Cards vs. Credit Cards
Oct 17

Paying Out of Pocket for Health Care: Medical Credit Cards vs. Credit Cards

As more Americans are paying out of pocket for health care, they are increasingly turning to medical credit cards to fill gaps in their coverage caused by higher deductibles and a growing number of elective surgeries. You are probably one of those many Americans, especially if you are younger and don’t have the best health

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5 Clever Mint.com Tips to Help You Maximize Your Budget

5 Clever Mint.com Tips to Help You Maximize Your Budget

If you’ve been using Mint for awhile, you’ve probably already mastered the basics of how this popular budgeting app works but chances are there are a few features you’ve overlooked. While it’s great for helping you keep tabs on spending and stay on top of when your bills are due, here are some Mint.com tips

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10 Ways to Establish Financial Independence In Your 20s
Oct 16

10 Ways to Establish Financial Independence In Your 20s

Achieving financial independence in your 20s is an exciting and admirable goal. But to get there, you’ll need to roar, not snore, through the next 10 years of your life. To get you charged up and put you on a firm financial foundation, we’ve compiled a list of what we feel are 10 must-dos you

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