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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 Keep Water Damage from Springing a Leak in Your Home Budget

How to Keep Water Damage from Springing a Leak in Your Home Budget

Ah, kids, you gotta love ‘em. Right before pushing off on your family vacation, your daughter Samantha bolts out of the family SUV to run to the bathroom. You’ve waited the whole year for your precious two weeks of me-time, so what’s a couple more minutes’ delay. Your vacation races by. It couldn’t have gone

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5 Reasons You’ve Got the Wrong Mindset About Personal Wealth and Struggle With Money

5 Reasons You’ve Got the Wrong Mindset About Personal Wealth and Struggle With Money

Personal wealth is one of those things that everyone has a different opinion about. Some find wealth to be something that doesn’t necessarily matter too much and is adjunct to other aspects of life, while others live and breathe for their money. While a healthy attitude may likely fall somewhere in between these two extremes, there’s

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Real Estate Market Values Rise: ‘Anything Under $3 Million Is On Fire’
Jul 22

Real Estate Market Values Rise: ‘Anything Under $3 Million Is On Fire’

As the saying goes, all real estate is local. Prices could be going through the roof in one region of the country and sinking through the floorboards in another. For savvy buyers and sellers, movement in either direction creates profit-making opportunities. So, to get a better sense of how individual markets are performing, MyBankTracker recently

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Making Extra Student Loan Payments Won’t Help Pay Down Your Debt, Thanks to This Sneaky Trick

Making Extra Student Loan Payments Won’t Help Pay Down Your Debt, Thanks to This Sneaky Trick

According to the Institute for College Access & Success’ Project on Student Debt, seven out of 10 college seniors graduate school with debt. No one knows better than young jobseekers that paying off students loans is a major priority. So imagine your surprise when you discover that the extra loan payments you have been sending to your loan servicer aren’t helping pay your debt

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How to Milk Your Next Home Inspection to Make Every Square Inch Count

How to Milk Your Next Home Inspection to Make Every Square Inch Count

“Who you gonna call?” In the 1980s, if you feared ghosts were stalking your house, you called Ghostbusters. Today, the refrain means something far different. If you fear that the picture-perfect house you’ve got your eye on to buy might be haunted by defects — faulty construction, improper electrical wiring, inefficient insulation, a suspect roof,

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One Life-Changing Way to Invest In Your Future If You’re Only Making Minimum Wage
Jul 21

One Life-Changing Way to Invest In Your Future If You’re Only Making Minimum Wage

If you’re only making minimum wage — or making only what you need to support yourself — how do you invest in your future? Even if the answer is to invest in yourself by going to school, how do you afford the expense of education without indenturing your future to student loans? Anyone without advanced schooling and

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How SWAG Can Help You Build Wealth and Become a Better Investor

How SWAG Can Help You Build Wealth and Become a Better Investor

You can put your money in the bank. You can buy a chunk of real estate. You can buy stocks and pray they go up. Or you can do what investors have been doing for centuries, and get yourself some SWAG. Despite its more contemporary slang association, in the more staid investment world SWAG isn’t

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What You Should Never Do With Your Bank Account If You Are Moving Abroad

What You Should Never Do With Your Bank Account If You Are Moving Abroad

Moving is stressful enough — imagine having to pack up your belongings to settle down in a new country! Beyond the logistics of actually packing up and moving, you have to take care of your financial responsibilities, too. There’s the car note you have to pay off, Sallie Mae wants your student loans payments, and

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12 Slick Day Trading Rules All Rookies Should Follow for a Bigger Return
Jul 20

12 Slick Day Trading Rules All Rookies Should Follow for a Bigger Return

The prospect of making quick money lures many to the world of day trading. The participants in this game, besides professional traders, can be retirees, executives, teachers, small business owners, housewives, etc. who try and make a fortune through their computer screens. Remember, the profits which may draw you to day trading are virtual and

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