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5 Blunders You Make as a New Parent That Prove You’re In Denial About Money
Jun 27

5 Blunders You Make as a New Parent That Prove You’re In Denial About Money

Having a child is an overwhelming and exhilarating experience. There’s nothing like holding your new baby in your arms for the first time. Being a new parent changes you. But with sleep deprivation, countless baby photos, and hectic schedules, new parents can sometimes lose track of their finances or make unwise decisions with their money.

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10 Heartaches Every Cheapskate Understands

10 Heartaches Every Cheapskate Understands

1. You look like a fool for months after trusting your friend to cut your hair.   2. Because you refuse to pay for things like ATM fees, you run around aimlessly looking for your bank.   3. You purchase a large drink and notice there’s a soda machine with free refills.   4. You

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5 Credit Card Traps That Will Ruin Your Summer Trip, Months After You Return Home
Jun 25

5 Credit Card Traps That Will Ruin Your Summer Trip, Months After You Return Home

Summer is the season for sunshine, superhero blockbusters, beaches, barbecues, and of course, vacation. With kids out of school, temperatures rising, and a harsh winter behind you, a relaxing trip to a tropical destination might be exactly what you need. According to a survey by Orbitz, of more than 750 people, 88 percent of Americans

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10 Surefire Signs You’ll Ruin Your Financial Life and Die With Debt
Jun 24

10 Surefire Signs You’ll Ruin Your Financial Life and Die With Debt

For many Americans, debt is a way of life. Loans allow most Americans to pay for their cars, education, and houses. But how much debt it is too much? Consider these statistics: U.S. households hold an average of more than $15,000 in credit card debt. College graduates owe an average of more than $33,000 in

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Financial Fixes for 3 Sneaky Summer Expenses

Financial Fixes for 3 Sneaky Summer Expenses

Summer time is when many of us get a bit lax with our finances – and it’s easy to see why. The weather is nice outside, the kids may be off from school, and vacation or travel plans beckon. None of this puts you in the mindset of watching your bills or sticking to a

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13 Signs You’re Still Broke
Jun 23

13 Signs You’re Still Broke

1. You have to constantly explain to people that you’re not homeless — you choose to look this way.   2. Waiting for the restroom is an everyday occurrence because you live in a tiny apartment with roommates. 3. You don’t eat out often, but when you do, it’s from the dollar menu. 4. You

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Why a Lost Wallet Will Definitely Ruin Your Trip But Not Your Finances
Jun 22

Why a Lost Wallet Will Definitely Ruin Your Trip But Not Your Finances

Is there anything scarier than losing your wallet in a foreign destination? Imagine reaching into your pocket or purse and finding that it’s gone. If you’re like most Americans, your wallet is essential to everyday life. But now your ID, credit cards, and cash have all been lost in the blink of an eye. When

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7 Mid-Year Money Moves to Make Now That Will Take the Pain Away During Tax Time
Jun 21

7 Mid-Year Money Moves to Make Now That Will Take the Pain Away During Tax Time

Avoid The Downsides Of Downsizing In Retirement 5 Ways To Get Maximum Student Financial Aid After April 15, most of us are happy to ban all thoughts of income tax until next April’s deadline looms. But taking a little time to do a midyear check-in and tuneup can really be worth it – saving you last-minute panic

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What Every 20-Something Should Know About Credit Scores for a Hopeful Future
Jun 20

What Every 20-Something Should Know About Credit Scores for a Hopeful Future

When you are in your 20s, life is a balancing act. Rent, utilities, food, student loans, credit card payments, and other obligations all need to be juggled, and usually on minimal income. You might be depending on a roommate or three to get by, and money might not be pouring in smoothly enough to keep

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Why a Joint Checking Account Is Pointless for You If You Can’t Answer This One Question
Jun 19

Why a Joint Checking Account Is Pointless for You If You Can’t Answer This One Question

A joint checking account allows multiple individuals to jointly contribute to, withdraw from, and access the same pool of money, or funds. Often married couples open joint accounts in order to simplify managing the household finances. Each individual that is listed as a joint manager to the account is assumed to be an equal owner (unless special circumstances prevail),

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