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How to Ensure Your Family Will Inherit Your Property So Uncle Sam Stays Out of Their Pockets
Jul 27

How to Ensure Your Family Will Inherit Your Property So Uncle Sam Stays Out of Their Pockets

Want to make sure that after you’re gone your family inherits your property without having to deal with red tape, probate lawyers or the government? Most people find that establishing a revocable living trust allows them to better control the distribution of their estate and shelter it from all of those inconveniences. And such a

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3 Personal Finance Apps Just As Worthwhile As Mint
Jul 23

3 Personal Finance Apps Just As Worthwhile As Mint

Mint, a budgeting and spend-tracking tool, allows consumers to sign up and within minutes, have their accounts securely connected,  and spending patterns broken down in easy-to-understand charts. However, does that really encapsulate the public’s general needs in the realm of money management? We’ve already picked three other apps that deserve to stand alongside Mint in the personal

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How to Make the Most of Your Inheritance, No Matter the Size
Jul 17

How to Make the Most of Your Inheritance, No Matter the Size

After penny-pinching and living paycheck to paycheck for years, you get a call informing you that you’ve inherited $1 million or $100,000 or $50,000 or even $5,000. Does it really matter how much? The key point is to make the most of your inheritance, regardless of the size. This challenge is not as far-fetched as you

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Extended Warranties Your Credit Card Company Won’t Tell You About Unless You Call
Jul 02

Extended Warranties Your Credit Card Company Won’t Tell You About Unless You Call

Most people have at least one credit card, but few are aware that there are lesser-known features built into their standard credit card that could be saving them significant time, money, and hassle. Apart from providing of a line of credit that doubles as a short-term loan and an easy to read history of transactions, there

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Why a Joint Checking Account Is Pointless for You If You Can’t Answer This One Question
Jun 19

Why a Joint Checking Account Is Pointless for You If You Can’t Answer This One Question

A joint checking account allows multiple individuals to jointly contribute to, withdraw from, and access the same pool of money, or funds. Often married couples open joint accounts in order to simplify managing the household finances. Each individual that is listed as a joint manager to the account is assumed to be an equal owner (unless special circumstances prevail),

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10 Financial Breaks Single People Wished They Could Get from Uncle Sam
May 20

10 Financial Breaks Single People Wished They Could Get from Uncle Sam

There are unique benefits that married people can take advantage of, as long as you know what you are eligible for.

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‘Credit or Debit?’ Purchase Differences to Know So You Master the Checkout
May 16

‘Credit or Debit?’ Purchase Differences to Know So You Master the Checkout

Have you ever been at a store register to pay for something, handed the clerk your debit card, and been asked, “Debit or credit?” Though the card you provided may be easily distinguishable, you are still given an option in how you prefer the charge from your bank card to be processed. Whichever you pick,

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5 Ways to Know You Are Spending Too Much Money
Apr 28

5 Ways to Know You Are Spending Too Much Money

I’ve recently increased my income substantially, and after living being forced to live very frugally for several years, I quickly picked up the spending bug with that increase. Some purchases were important and planned, but others were made simply because I could make them. I told myself I was rewarding myself for hard work too

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Save Money: 5 Expenses You Don’t Need
Apr 23

Save Money: 5 Expenses You Don’t Need

Everyone likes having extra cash, and saving money every month doesn’t have to mean making big sacrifices in time, effort, or enjoyment. Take a look at how you use some of the goods and services you pay for each month, and you’ll probably discover that there are some money-saving alternatives.

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5 Great Children’s Books That Instill Money Lessons
Apr 17

5 Great Children’s Books That Instill Money Lessons

They say it takes a village to raise a child — but how many does it take to raise an educated, grateful, and charitable one? Good parenting practices differ from family to family, but one value many parents want to instill in their children is financial literacy.

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