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Avoid Email Scams With These ‘Phish’ and Tips
Oct 31

Avoid Email Scams With These ‘Phish’ and Tips

It’s your annoying alumni association emailing you again about its latest endowment campaign, but this time — whether you’re feeling extra guilty or you just got a promotion — instead of striking delete on your keyboard, you click on the link to donate, taking you to a website where your university’s mascot is doing a

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6 Ways to Lower the Cost of Dying So It Doesn’t Send You to an Early Grave

6 Ways to Lower the Cost of Dying So It Doesn’t Send You to an Early Grave

Although you can’t cheat death, you can certainly cut the costs associated with your inevitable demise. One death occurs every 13 seconds in the United States for about 2.5 million deaths annually. If you think your living expenses are getting out of control, you should consider the cost of dying. End-of-life and funeral costs alone are

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5 Ways You’re Fooled Into Paying More Rent
Oct 30

5 Ways You’re Fooled Into Paying More Rent

Finding your dream apartment is about half the battle in the rental process. There are many steps you can take to ensure you are paying best possible price for you budget. Did you know you could negotiate your rent? Utilities? Have you ever thought of moving two blocks from your dream neighborhood? Check out some

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Does Paying Off Old Debt Always Make Sense?

Does Paying Off Old Debt Always Make Sense?

Part of building good credit means staying on top of your obligations but if you lose track of a bill somewhere along the way, it may come back to haunt you. Paying off old debt can keep creditors at bay but there are some pros and cons to think about before you hand over the

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The Benefits of Falling Oil Prices for America and the World
Oct 29

The Benefits of Falling Oil Prices for America and the World

Those plummeting gasoline prices we’ve all been enjoying are expected to continue their downward spiral — a boon to long-suffering consumers. Analysts project the national average price per gallon will soon slide under the $3 mark not seen in four years — and then drop even further. If a price drop of $1 per gallon

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Consumers Complain on Twitter About CVS, Rite Aid Decision to Reject Apple Pay

Consumers Complain on Twitter About CVS, Rite Aid Decision to Reject Apple Pay

In a bold move, Apple Pay was recently rejected from CVS Pharmacy and Rite Aid. Essentially, the two drugstores barred Apple Pay users from using their mobile wallets to pay for everything from lipstick to roll-on deodorant. CVS and Rite Aid are joining their counterparts Walmart, Kmart, Lowe’s, Gap, Target and other retailers, in refusing to

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Young Accountant Offers Personal Experience and Financial Tips for Newlyweds

Young Accountant Offers Personal Experience and Financial Tips for Newlyweds

To try to glean some financial tips for newlyweds, MyBankTracker didn’t want to consult another think tank armed with statistics about millennials. We already have a pretty good handle on the stats. For example, millennials are postponing marriage. The median age of first marriage rose to a record high of 29 years for men and 26.6

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Credit Cards or Debit Cards: What Is the Best Card for Travel Overseas?
Oct 28

Credit Cards or Debit Cards: What Is the Best Card for Travel Overseas?

Long gone are the days when you would use travelers checks to pay for items overseas. Today, it’s strictly credit or debit cards. If you were one of the 61.9 million U.S. residents who traveled abroad in 2013 (according to the U.S. Office of Travel and Tourism Industries), you probably thought about the best card

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Old House vs. New: What’s More Cost Efficient?

Old House vs. New: What’s More Cost Efficient?

Often the first advice prospective homebuyers hear is go talk to a lender to figure out exactly how much house you can afford. We think that could be jumping the gun. Rather, you would be smarter to first settle the old house vs. new debate: Which kind of house — new construction or an existing

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What ‘Fear of Missing Out’ Really Means for Millennial Personal Finance
Oct 27

What ‘Fear of Missing Out’ Really Means for Millennial Personal Finance

Compared to previous generations, millennials have a unique outlook in terms of what they’re willing to spend their money on. Instead of trying to keep up with the Joneses, they’re letting FOMO or “fear of missing out” guide their money choices. A recent survey from Eventbrite found that 78 percent of 18 to 34 year olds

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