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Retirement for Millennials: What You’re Doing Right (And Wrong)
Oct 27

Retirement for Millennials: What You’re Doing Right (And Wrong)

Today’s economy has made saving for retirement something you can’t afford to put off and the sooner you get started the better. That’s a lesson 20-somethings have picked up on pretty quickly after witnessing the financial struggles of previous generations in the wake of the recession. In many respects, millennials are changing the landscape of how people think about

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New Apple Technology Could Help You Save on Cell Phone Costs
Oct 25

New Apple Technology Could Help You Save on Cell Phone Costs

Apple has been getting lots of glamorous media for its latest models of personal technology, but mostly overlooked in all the hoopla is a breakthrough that could be far more important in practical terms. The company’s unassuming new “Apple SIM” card could allow everyone to dramatically save on cell phone costs. A SIM card is

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5 Must-Have Tools to Pay Off Student Loan Debt
Oct 24

5 Must-Have Tools to Pay Off Student Loan Debt

When eliminating your student loans is a top priority it helps to have a plan for managing what you owe. Otherwise, you run the risk of missing a payment which can slow down your payoff progress and hurt your credit. If you don’t have a solid strategy in place for keeping track of your progress,

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8 Big Ways to Save Extra Money Before the Holidays

8 Big Ways to Save Extra Money Before the Holidays

Every year, most of us wish we had more money to spend on loved ones and friends during the holidays. And then there are expectations for holiday gifts and food at work, presents for teachers and many other people in our lives, so we can all use some tips for holiday savings. If you haven’t

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Are CDs Still Worth It? 10 Rollover Ideas Before Your CD Matures

Are CDs Still Worth It? 10 Rollover Ideas Before Your CD Matures

With your certificate of deposit (CD) about to roll over, now’s the time to ask, are CDs worth it? Sure, you love the safety of investing in an FDIC-insured product, but CD yields have been scraping historical lows and show few signs, according to expert projections, of going up anytime soon. Do you just robotically

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6 Smart Ways Millennials Can Invest $1,000
Oct 23

6 Smart Ways Millennials Can Invest $1,000

Millennials aren’t known for being major financial risk-takers, as evidenced by their avoidance of credit cards and preference for cash. They’re equally wary when it comes to investing, particularly after witnessing the perils of the stock market that have made headlines over the last few years. For 20-somethings who are interested in playing the investment

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What to Know About These 4 Ways to Wipe Out Private Student Loans for Good

What to Know About These 4 Ways to Wipe Out Private Student Loans for Good

If you have a student loan from a private, non-governmental institution, you know it’s a special (and potentially wild) animal. Private student loans often have higher interest rates, some have variable rates, they generally can only be consolidated under private lenders, and they don’t allow you to ask the lender to defer or forbearance payments, or

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How to Avoid Debt and Get Through Your 20s

How to Avoid Debt and Get Through Your 20s

If you were to steal my purse in 2010, you would’ve found a couple of dollars and about 20 to 30 Splenda packets. Whenever I was in restaurants or coffee shops, I’d grab a couple and slip them into my purse. Am I proud of this money saving technique? Definitely not. Did it help me to

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Avoid the 10 Worst Investments Ever With These Smarter Alternatives
Oct 22

Avoid the 10 Worst Investments Ever With These Smarter Alternatives

With Halloween quickly approaching, MyBankTracker has compiled a haunting, nightmarish list of the worst investments you could ever make. It’s a graveyard of horrors ready to suck the life right out of your money. But don’t let it spook you too much, because we also offer some investment alternatives to offset this spine-tingling list of

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Paying Off Student Loans vs. Investing Poses Dilemma for Recent Grads

Paying Off Student Loans vs. Investing Poses Dilemma for Recent Grads

Between crippling student loan debt and slim prospects on the job front, today’s college grads often struggle to fit things like saving and investing into the mix. When you’ve got a decade or more’s worth of loan payments hanging over your head, figuring out the best way to allocate your hard-earned dollars is challenging to

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