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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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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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10 Tips to Budget for the Holidays

Americans’ average holiday spending in 2016 was $795.97 per person, with about $590 being spent on gifts for family, friends and co-workers, according to the National Retail Federation.

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Have You Checked Your Credit Report Lately?

Did you know you can get a copy of your credit report every year from each of the credit reporting agencies?

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Set a Back-to-school Budget

The start of the new school year is just around the corner.

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Entertaining Your Child on a Budget This Summer

School is out for the summer. That means you may hear your children saying, “I’m bored” and “There’s nothing to do.”

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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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Paying Off Your Debt

Debt can become a big issue for individuals and families. Creating a debt-reduction plan is a great way to write out your goals and allow you to see how much you spend and where you spend it.

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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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