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You Need to Understand Compound Interest If You Want to Build Wealth
May 06

You Need to Understand Compound Interest If You Want to Build Wealth

It’s the most powerful way ever created to grow wealth over time. It’s also commonly misunderstood. More people incorrectly answered the question about compound interest than any other question on our financial literacy quiz. Here’s what you need to know. Albert Einstein said it’s “the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns

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Spring Into Action With 4 Money Moves to Make for Q2
May 04

Spring Into Action With 4 Money Moves to Make for Q2

If you started 2015 off by setting some financial goals for yourself, now’s a great time to gauge your progress. Figuring at where you’re at can give you an idea of what you need to do next to stay on track. If it’s been awhile since you’ve done a financial check-in, here are most important

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Easy 401(k) Hacks to Get the Most Out of Your Retirement Plan
May 02

Easy 401(k) Hacks to Get the Most Out of Your Retirement Plan

A 401(k) is one of the most powerful retirement savings tools you can have and how you use yours determines how big your nest egg ends up being. If you want to boost your savings and grow wealth faster, I’ve got some simple 401(k) hacks to help you do it.  Increase your contributions automatically Depending

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4 Alternative College Graduation Gifts Every 20-Something Needs
May 01

4 Alternative College Graduation Gifts Every 20-Something Needs

Graduation season is right around the corner and nearly 2 million students are expected to walk across the stage to claim their bachelor’s degree. If you’re planning on giving a gift to your child or another special grad, money’s always a popular choice. Instead of just handing them an envelope full of cash, consider one

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What Millennials Need to Do to Fix a FICO Score of Zero
Apr 30

What Millennials Need to Do to Fix a FICO Score of Zero

Credit scores are a measuring stick that lenders use to gauge your financial fitness but it’s harder for them to do when you’re starting from zero. For millennials who tend to avoid using credit, that can be a major stumbling block if you’re trying to buy a car or finance a home. Following these simple

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Why You’re Still Not Using Apple Pay
Apr 29

Why You’re Still Not Using Apple Pay

Apple Pay made its debut six months ago and according to a recent survey from Phoenix Marketing International, it’s been adopted by some 66 percent of iPhone users and 11 percent of households that own a credit card. While those numbers are impressive, not everyone who has access to the technology is actively taking advantage

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Mutual Fund Broker Fees: What Are You Really Paying for?
Apr 28

Mutual Fund Broker Fees: What Are You Really Paying for?

Are you thinking of investing in a mutual fund but are concerned about fees? Obviously, don’t pay for help in choosing a mutual fund if you don’t need it. If you do think you’ll need help or advice, you can choose from several choices of fee structures. This article will show you what to fees

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The Worst Travel Credit Card Mistakes That Will Cost You a Free Flight
Apr 27

The Worst Travel Credit Card Mistakes That Will Cost You a Free Flight

The summer travel season is right around the corner which means it’s prime time to cash in on those miles or points you’ve racked up with your rewards credit card. It’s great that you have a rewards credit card, but if you don’t know how to redeem or maximize your points, you’re basically cheating yourself

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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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