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4 Financial Safety Nets Every Millennial Needs When Changing Jobs
Apr 17

4 Financial Safety Nets Every Millennial Needs When Changing Jobs

Compared to older workers, millennials are more likely to make frequent job changes throughout their career. According to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median stay at a job is three years for 25- to 34-year-olds compared to 4.6 years for the workforce as a whole. Today, I’m breaking down the

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4 Options to Consider When You Can’t Pay Your Tax Bill
Apr 15

4 Options to Consider When You Can’t Pay Your Tax Bill

Tax day is finally here and the clock is ticking to get your return in. You’ve got some extra time to file if you requested an extension but any taxes you owe are still due now. If you don’t have enough cash to cover the bill, I explain what your options are for settling up

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Building Excellent Credit Just Got Easier, Thanks to New FICO Score Changes
Apr 14

Building Excellent Credit Just Got Easier, Thanks to New FICO Score Changes

The Fair Isaac Corporation, or FICO, has announced plans to develop a new scoring model that would benefit consumers whose credit file is thin or virtually nonexistent. Find out what the most important changes are and how you can use these changes to your advantage to continue building an excellent credit profile. Who the new

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4 Savings Options to Help Secure Your Child’s Financial Future
Apr 13

4 Savings Options to Help Secure Your Child’s Financial Future

April is Financial Literacy Month, and if you have kids or plan on having a family soon, it’s imperative to be financially equipped with the best accounts to prepare them for the future. Teaching kids basic money management skills is a great way to give them a head start financially but parents can do even

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Financial Literacy Month: 4 Signs You’re Financially Clueless
Apr 09

Financial Literacy Month: 4 Signs You’re Financially Clueless

April is Financial Literacy Month, which means it’s a perfect time to brush up on the finer points of your finances. You should know your spending and saving habits and whether you are making strides to ensure your finances are solid for your future. If you’re among the many Americans who are falling behind in

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What to Do If Your Student Loan Is Sold
Apr 03

What to Do If Your Student Loan Is Sold

Keeping up with your student loans is hard enough but your lender can make things even more difficult if they sell your debt to another servicer. While the transfer of student loans is fairly routine, it has the potential to cause some hiccups for unsuspecting borrowers. If you’re worried about the possibility of your loans

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5 Costly Last-Minute Tax Mistakes to Avoid
Apr 01

5 Costly Last-Minute Tax Mistakes to Avoid

The April tax deadline is right around the corner and if you haven’t filed yet, now’s the time to get your return finalized. Waiting until the last minute to file can increase the odds of making an error if you’re scrambling to track down your paperwork, and some mistakes come with a high price tag.

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3 Myths of a 650 Credit Score, Busted
Mar 23

3 Myths of a 650 Credit Score, Busted

MyBankTracker previously covered what it means to have a credit score in the 600 to 650 range. Now, we take a more in-depth look at how having a less than perfect score really impacts your finances and what myths are sometimes wrongly associated with it. My credit score also falls within this range, so I’ll

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Should You Still Pay for Mortgage Points These Days?
Mar 20

Should You Still Pay for Mortgage Points These Days?

Getting the best mortgage has a lot to do with deciding whether or not to pay points to lower your rate. In today’s economic climate, the right decision has arguably more to do with assessing your personal life than with the math. Given such low mortgage rates lately, should you even pay for points these days? Everyone

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5 More Reasons You’re Still Waiting for Your Tax Refund
Mar 18

5 More Reasons You’re Still Waiting for Your Tax Refund

Tax season is drawing to a close but if you haven’t gotten your refund yet, you may be wondering what the hold up is. Previously, we wrote about 7 reasons why you haven’t received your tax refund yet — here are five more possible reasons behind your tax refund delay.   Taxpayers who are expecting a

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