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6 Crucial Moves That Will Help You Take Control of Your Finances
Apr 25

6 Crucial Moves That Will Help You Take Control of Your Finances

Do you find that you make a decent income but can’t seem to break out of living paycheck to paycheck? When is the last time you really looked at how much you were spending and saving? Do you know how to build your wealth? In this article, I outline six actions you can make today

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10 Money Mistakes Financially Illiterate People Make
Apr 24

10 Money Mistakes Financially Illiterate People Make

A little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to effectively managing your finances. Today, I’m outlining the 10 most common money mistakes people make when financial literacy is lacking. Keep reading to see if you’re guilty of committing any of these potentially costly missteps and keep score while you’re reading. Then go

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5 Steps You Must Take to Start Saving for Retirement In Your 30s
Apr 22

5 Steps You Must Take to Start Saving for Retirement In Your 30s

The earlier you begin saving for retirement, the better, but if the big 3-0 has already rolled around and you haven’t begun building your nest egg yet, it’s not too late. Today, I’m outlining the specific steps 30-somethings need to take to start saving for retirement now. 1. Identify your savings target Saving for retirement

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4 Retirement Myths Millennials Can’t Afford to Believe
Apr 21

4 Retirement Myths Millennials Can’t Afford to Believe

Between student loan debt and a tough job market, millennials face some tough challenges to retirement planning. Buying into certain myths about saving makes things that much harder. Today, I’m taking a look at the biggest retirement misconceptions young adults buy into and offering some tips on building a nest egg in your 20s. 1.

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4 Financial Safety Nets Every Millennial Needs When Changing Jobs
Apr 17

4 Financial Safety Nets Every Millennial Needs When Changing Jobs

Compared to older workers, millennials are more likely to make frequent job changes throughout their career. According to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median stay at a job is three years for 25- to 34-year-olds compared to 4.6 years for the workforce as a whole. Today, I’m breaking down the

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4 Options to Consider When You Can’t Pay Your Tax Bill
Apr 15

4 Options to Consider When You Can’t Pay Your Tax Bill

Tax day is finally here and the clock is ticking to get your return in. You’ve got some extra time to file if you requested an extension but any taxes you owe are still due now. If you don’t have enough cash to cover the bill, I explain what your options are for settling up

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Building Excellent Credit Just Got Easier, Thanks to New FICO Score Changes
Apr 14

Building Excellent Credit Just Got Easier, Thanks to New FICO Score Changes

The Fair Isaac Corporation, or FICO, has announced plans to develop a new scoring model that would benefit consumers whose credit file is thin or virtually nonexistent. Find out what the most important changes are and how you can use these changes to your advantage to continue building an excellent credit profile. Who the new

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4 Savings Options to Help Secure Your Child’s Financial Future
Apr 13

4 Savings Options to Help Secure Your Child’s Financial Future

April is Financial Literacy Month, and if you have kids or plan on having a family soon, it’s imperative to be financially equipped with the best accounts to prepare them for the future. Teaching kids basic money management skills is a great way to give them a head start financially but parents can do even

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Financial Literacy Month: 4 Signs You’re Financially Clueless
Apr 09

Financial Literacy Month: 4 Signs You’re Financially Clueless

April is Financial Literacy Month, which means it’s a perfect time to brush up on the finer points of your finances. You should know your spending and saving habits and whether you are making strides to ensure your finances are solid for your future. If you’re among the many Americans who are falling behind in

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What to Do If Your Student Loan Is Sold
Apr 03

What to Do If Your Student Loan Is Sold

Keeping up with your student loans is hard enough but your lender can make things even more difficult if they sell your debt to another servicer. While the transfer of student loans is fairly routine, it has the potential to cause some hiccups for unsuspecting borrowers. If you’re worried about the possibility of your loans

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