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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Investing as a New Parent
Dec 04

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Investing as a New Parent

Investing is tough under normal circumstances. When you’ve just started a family and your life changes, investing well can be a bit overwhelming. Most new parents tend to run into four common investment problems, which can be avoided with a little planning. Start the new year right and make sure to fix these new parent

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How to Use Mint to Budget for the New Year

How to Use Mint to Budget for the New Year

It’s officially December and that means the new year is just a few weeks away. As 2014 winds down, it’s a good time to take stock of where you are financially, especially if it’s been awhile since you looked at your budget. Using a budgeting software can make the task a little less tiresome compared

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Is Public Service Loan Forgiveness Worth It for Borrowers?
Dec 03

Is Public Service Loan Forgiveness Worth It for Borrowers?

The price of earning a college degree is climbing steadily and student loan indebtedness continues to grow. Total student debt has surpassed $1 trillion and in 2013, nearly 70 percent of grads left school with an average of $28,400 in loans. Trying to find a way out of the mess has proven difficult for some

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4 Ways Student Loan Debt Can Tank Your Credit
Dec 02

4 Ways Student Loan Debt Can Tank Your Credit

Student loan debt has become a fact of life for many grads, hovering right around $30,000 on average for those who borrowed to cover at least part of their education. The financial pressure it creates can be overwhelming, but it’s not just your budget you have to worry about. Activity on your student loan accounts

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Top 5 Finance Apps for Roommates Who Share Expenses

Top 5 Finance Apps for Roommates Who Share Expenses

Living with a roommate is a great way to save money, especially when you’re fresh out of college and constantly strapped for cash. Figuring out how to manage the household finances should be the first order of business once you’ve both settled in. Agreeing on a budget, deciding who’s going to pay for what and

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5 Student Loan Myths That Are Costing You Money
Dec 01

5 Student Loan Myths That Are Costing You Money

There’s nothing that can kill the heady rush of finally earning your degree faster than receiving your first student loan statement in the mail. If you borrowed your way through college, seeing how much you owe in black and white can bring your graduation celebration to a screeching halt. Ideally, you should be working on

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A Necessary 10-Step Personal Finance Guide for 20-Somethings

A Necessary 10-Step Personal Finance Guide for 20-Somethings

2015 might be an odd year on the calendar, but it’s definitely the year for you to get even or ahead of the game when it comes to your personal finances. Indeed, if you’re in your 20s, now is the ideal time to put the finishing touches on your personal finance guide and then to

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Important Decisions to Make When Picking a Bank

Important Decisions to Make When Picking a Bank

How do you choose a bank to do business with? To some, the selection of a bank carries no more weight than tossing a coin, but it’s an important and potentially expensive decision. Bank rates and fees can vary and add up to as much as $50 a month — or up to $600 a

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How to Negotiate Higher Pay If You’re a Freelancer
Nov 30

How to Negotiate Higher Pay If You’re a Freelancer

If you’re a freelancer you have only one legitimate reason to raise your rates: you’re providing more value to your clients. Trying to offer other “reasons” for raises — like you want to make more money, or other freelancers are getting them, or you just bought a house — won’t get you far in the world

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10 Cyber Monday Mistakes to Avoid
Nov 28

10 Cyber Monday Mistakes to Avoid

What to avoid on Cyber Monday has become a growing list of concerns for the savvy online shopper. To help you avoid emptying your bank accounts or maxing out your credit cards — chasing deals and promotions too good to be true or not that much better than any other day of the year — MyBankTracker

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