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Income-Based Student Loan Repayment May Leave You Deeper In Debt
Oct 21

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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10 Reasons Convenience Checks Are Dangerous to Your Financial Health
Oct 15

10 Reasons Convenience Checks Are Dangerous to Your Financial Health

Your credit card company absolutely loves you for being a loyal, punctual, bill-paying customer, and now wants to show you its appreciation by making you a fantastic limited-time offer. In a letter personally addressed to you and highlighted in red, you’ve been invited to use an enclosed set of credit card convenience checks however you please.

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The 4 Times You Should Always Spend to Save

The 4 Times You Should Always Spend to Save

Credit cards can be a double-edged sword if you’re not careful about how you use them. Sure, they’re convenient but it comes at a price if you’re paying interest on the things you buy. Wouldn’t it be smarter if you could spend to save instead? There’s an old saying that it takes money to make money and

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10 Ways to Copy How Celebrities Save Money

10 Ways to Copy How Celebrities Save Money

Too often we read about people who spend money, lavishing millions on homes, cars, paintings and outrageously priced bottles of wine. Hardly a day passes without our reading about another celebrity shopping spree — Kim Kardashian and her mom dropping $100,000 on Hermes handbags, Britney Spears, after her parents separated, spending $5.4 million on an

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