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How to Invest $100 a Month Wisely
Feb 06

How to Invest $100 a Month Wisely

Investing is one of those things that a lot of people say they want to do but they never actually get around to. Fears about how volatile the market is hold some of them back while others are stuck with the mindset that it’s something you need a lot of money to do. The truth

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When to Make a Lump Sum Mortgage Payment
Feb 05

When to Make a Lump Sum Mortgage Payment

We’ve heard from a reader who’d like some investment advice — specifically, on whether he should use a recent inheritance of $30,000 to pay down his mortgage loan. This person has a 15-year mortgage with a balance of $200,000, at a 5 fixed interest rate. If you also have a lump sum of cash to

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Sneaky Tax Scams In 2015 Targeting Millennials

Sneaky Tax Scams In 2015 Targeting Millennials

Taxes are confusing for everyone, especially young professionals who don’t have much experience filing. Unfortunately, there are people out there who prey on this confusion with a number of tax scams. You really need to be careful because if you fall for a scam, criminals can take your money, steal your identity, or even get

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Will Moving Help Pay Off Student Loans?
Feb 04

Will Moving Help Pay Off Student Loans?

It’s no secret how big the $1 trillion student loan problem has gotten in the U.S. and with tuition prices continuing to spike, a slowdown in borrowing doesn’t seem likely any time soon. Clawing your way out from under those monthly student loan payments is no easy task, especially for 20-somethings who are up against

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4 Rules for Paying Off Debt With Cash Savings

4 Rules for Paying Off Debt With Cash Savings

Being in debt can put a serious strain on your finances and your state of mind, especially if you’re having trouble making a dent in what you owe. The best way to avoid the debt blues is to avoid borrowing altogether, but if your cash is limited, parting with it isn’t always the right choice.

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Want to Buy a House? Earn Mom and Dad’s Help
Feb 03

Want to Buy a House? Earn Mom and Dad’s Help

A new survey of potential millennial home buyers shows that half of them will turn to their parents for help in buying a home. The survey, which comes from Trulia, shows that millennials have a lot of debt (especially student debt) standing in their way of purchasing a home on their own, along with poor credit

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Why a Health Savings Account Is Important for 20-Somethings

Why a Health Savings Account Is Important for 20-Somethings

When you’re in your 20s and in good health, planning ahead for long-term medical costs is probably the last thing on your mind but there’s a good reason to give it a second thought. If you’re enrolled in a high deductible insurance plan that includes a Health Savings Account, you’ve got access to a valuable

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Ready to Invest? Index Funds vs. Managed Mutual Funds
Feb 02

Ready to Invest? Index Funds vs. Managed Mutual Funds

The age-old argument in the investing world is about which type of mutual fund is a better investment: Are index funds, which are “passively managed” according to computer models better than all other mutual funds, which are “actively managed” by humans? If you ask five experts, you may end up with six opinions. So, when

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7 Most Popular Prop Bets for the 2015 Super Bowl
Feb 01

7 Most Popular Prop Bets for the 2015 Super Bowl

It’s Super Bowl Sunday and an estimated 184 million Americans are expected to tune in to watch the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. While it’s all fun and games for the majority of people watching, more than a few have got a financial stake in how things shake out. It’s estimated that total betting

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4 Money-Saving Travel Tips That Will Convince You to Use Your Credit Card
Jan 30

4 Money-Saving Travel Tips That Will Convince You to Use Your Credit Card

Thanks to declining fuel prices, 2015 is shaping up to be a great year for travelers who are hoping to hang on to more of their cash. If you’ll be hitting the road for business or pleasure any time soon, using a travel rewards card to cover your expenses is a great way to boost

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