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6 Student Loan Tips for New Graduates
Student loan repayment information can be overwhelming or confusing to new graduates. The time to get everything in order is before your first payment comes due.
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Don't Let Last-minute Holiday Spending Blow Your Budget
Last-minute purchases, such as gifts for those you forgot to add to your shopping list or stocking stuffers, can bust any carefully constructed budget. Or maybe you forgot to add gift wrap, holiday cards and other supplies to your budget this year.
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Getting Your Finances in Order: How to Make a Household Financial Binder
Organizing your finances and making a plan on where your money goes and should go is important. A household financial binder is one way you can do this.
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The Day My 11-Year-Old Called Me Cheap
A teachable moment to talk about personal finances
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You Are Receiving a Stimulus Check – Now What?
The Internal Revenue Service will begin sending stimulus checks soon. You probably already have determined if you will be receiving one and how much it will be. But have you figured out how you are going to spend it?
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Set Financial Goals as Your New Year's Resolution
Now is the time of year when people start to set their New Year’s resolutions. Why not make your goals work for you and have a healthier financial year?
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Student Loan Repayment
New college graduates with student loan debt have a big decision to make about which repayment plan is best for them.
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You Received Your Credit Score: Do You Know Which One?
Many agencies offer a free credit score. However, did you know that these scores might not be the scores a lender is using when you apply for new credit?
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Stuck in a Cycle of Spending
I started this blog with every intention of discussing real issues facing everyday families while incorporating research-based information. I have not been doing a very good job of this lately, not wanting to admit that I have my own faults when it comes to my own finances.
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Save for Emergencies
Are you one of the 66 percent of Americans who have sufficient emergency funds?
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