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Credit and Debt

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Credit and Debt

Smart Purchases to Make on Credit

Credit cards are outstanding financial tools to have on hand for life’s little emergencies. What you may not know ...

Credit and Debt

Protect Yourself from Predatory Lenders

Learning to protect yourself from these types of lenders and their practices can help you keep your financial future on track ...

Credit and Debt

Keeping Track of Your Credit Score

FICO is the most widely recognized credit score of choice with most lenders today. However, ...

Money Management

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Money Management

Saving Money While on Vacation

Vacation. It is a magical time for friends, couples, and families to relax, unwind, and connect with others rather than ...

Money Management

The 50/30/20 Budget Rule

The book, "All Your Worth – The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan" explains the 50/30/20 budget rule ...

Money Management

Are You Eating Away At Your Paycheck?

According to the USDA, 30 to 40 percent of food produced and purchased in the United States is thrown away each year ...

Workplace Finances

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Workplace Finance

The Basics of Working from Home

There are many advantages of working from home. There is no commute back and forth to work, which saves ...

Workplace Finance

Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Researchers have found that a large number of households in the United States are living their lives from ...

Workplace Finance

Types of Retirement Plans

Long gone are the days when most companies provided a pension plan for their employees ...

Home Ownership

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Homeownership

How Home Construction Loans Work

Home construction loans provide families and individuals with the ability to finance new home construction projects ...

Homeownership

Buying a Vacation Home

It is something many families dream of: Owning a small cottage by the lake, a cabin in the mountains, or ...

Homeownership

What Now for Home Equity?

The recent tax law changes have many homeowners and home buyers more than a little nervous ...

Paying for College

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Paying for College

The "2K Rule" for College Savings

According to the investment firm Fidelity, the average family is on track to save only 29 percent of the total amount their ...

Paying for College

Financial Tips for College Freshmen

As you begin the next step in your journey of life as a college-bound freshman, you will face many ...

Paying for College

Credit Building Tips for New College Graduates

It is the beginning of your adventures in building credit. For better or worse ...

Retirement

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Retirement

Getting By on Social Security

Not everyone has a safe and secure nest egg when they reach their retirement years. In fact, many people lost a good chunk ...

Retirement

Supplementing Your Retirement Income

While many have somewhere warm and tropical in mind, plenty of retirees are considering relocation to ...

Retirement

Off to a Late Start? Catching Up Strategies for Retirement

You did not begin saving for retirement early enough. Now you are in your 40s or 50s, and you've ...

Family Finances

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Family Finances

Housing Scams to Avoid

A great apartment is hard to find. Unfortunately, your efforts might be made more difficult by the proliferation ...

Family Finances

Going from Homeowner to Renter

As people weigh future lifestyle options, one choice frequently being evaluated by individuals facing retirement ...

Family Finances

Take Advantage of Two-Step Authentication

Instances of hacking and cyber crimes are becoming more prevalent in society today. That presents a real challenge for ...

Small Business

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Small Business

Branding Your Business

An effective branding strategy makes your business stand out in a competitive marketplace. Online, it helps ...

Small Business

Creating an Online Presence

As a new startup or an existing brick and mortar business, building an online presence for yourself is ...

Small Business

Gaining a Competitive Advantage

It takes extensive research and strategic planning to gain a competitive advantage. Every advantage is ...

Cyber Security

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Cyber Security

If You're a Victim of a Data Breach

Technology and online security see continuous enhancements each year, but unfortunately ...

Cyber Security

Keeping Your Mobile Phone Secure

Your phone contains sensitive information about you, your finances, and your family. It is critical ...

Cyber Security

Make Sure Your Home Network Is Secure

Most people these days set up a wireless home network so that all of their devices can ...