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Everything 20-Somethings Need to Know About Credit With Our Credit Score Guide
Nov 26

Everything 20-Somethings Need to Know About Credit With Our Credit Score Guide

When newspaper columnist Earl Wilson (1907-1987) wrote, “Modern man drives a mortgaged car over a bond-financed highway on credit card gas,” he was reminding us all that we live in a world that revolves around credit and, in particular, our credit score. In particular, if you’re 20-something, you’re probably still wondering how you received the

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Getting a Loan from Upstart vs. Your Bank: Which is Better for Young Borrowers?
Nov 25

Getting a Loan from Upstart vs. Your Bank: Which is Better for Young Borrowers?

The latest generation of college grads often face an uphill battle once they’re out in the real world. Many of them are saddled with student loan debt while some are also struggling to keep up with the minimum payments on their credit cards. With the job market still wobbly, finding a way to pay all of

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10 Smart Ways to Avoid Checking Account Fees for Good
Nov 24

10 Smart Ways to Avoid Checking Account Fees for Good

Next to venting about bad customer service, American consumers love to complain about bank fees. From ATM fees to monthly maintenance fees to the infamous and expensive overdraft fee, these fees can add up if you’re not careful. Last year, they paid out $32.5 billion in bank charges and penalties. Actually, that’s an improvement from

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How to Maximize on Credit Card Benefits for Travel This Thanksgiving

How to Maximize on Credit Card Benefits for Travel This Thanksgiving

Every year, families travel across the country to come together and celebrate Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, it also means a lot of people traveling at the same time, which makes it an expensive occasion. One way to get through Thanksgiving without ruining your budget is by using the right credit card. There are a number of great

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5 Money Rules for Millennials Who Live Together
Nov 23

5 Money Rules for Millennials Who Live Together

Millennials are proving themselves to be game-changers from a financial perspective and they’re also making waves when it comes to their attitudes about marriage. Research shows that young adults are waiting longer than any other generation to get hitched, with many preferring to live together instead. In light of how 20- and 30-somethings are struggling in

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5 Inexpensive Ways to Create the Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner on a Tight Budget
Nov 22

5 Inexpensive Ways to Create the Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner on a Tight Budget

It’s that time again — Thanksgiving, and the expectation of a massive, delectable feast with all of the trimmings — turkey, ham, casseroles, savory vegetable dishes, pie and more — are all expected by many. However, if you’re hosting Thanksgiving turkey day on a tight budget and want to spend less and keep costs down,

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5 Ways to Automate Finances Before a Holiday Vacation
Nov 21

5 Ways to Automate Finances Before a Holiday Vacation

If you’re headed out of town for Thanksgiving or looking forward to a December getaway, putting your money on cruise control means one less thing to worry about during your trip. With just a little planning and a few useful smartphone apps, you can ensure that you don’t end up coming home to a stack of unpaid bills.

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The Best Year-End Financial Advice for Millennials

The Best Year-End Financial Advice for Millennials

The holidays are fast approaching and it’s that time of year when people start writing out their shopping lists and planning family get-togethers. As the year winds down, it’s also the perfect opportunity to do some financial housekeeping. When you’re in your 20s, staying on top of your money situation may not be a priority, but

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Get Holiday Gift Cards for Less With These Credit Card Rewards Hacks
Nov 20

Get Holiday Gift Cards for Less With These Credit Card Rewards Hacks

Buying gift cards takes some of the stress out of holiday shopping, especially when you’re just not sure what to get all of the people on your list. Using a rewards credit card to purchase them could score you some big savings in the process. Playing the credit card rewards game requires a little planning

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What Are Your Student Loan Repayment Options Once Deferment Ends?

What Are Your Student Loan Repayment Options Once Deferment Ends?

When you’re just out school and you’re on the hunt for your first job, tackling thousands of dollars in student loan debt probably isn’t realistic for your budget. If you can’t handle the payments, taking a deferment gets you off the hook but it’s only a temporary solution. Once you’re finally earning some real money,

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