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Credit and Debt

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Credit and Debt

Cures for a Debt Hangover

Holidays are seldomly easy on the budget. Birthdays too. Same for vacations and shopping sprees. Even if you try to temper your spending, tons of unexpected expenses arise ...

Credit and Debt

Prioritizing Your Loans for Quicker Payback

Prioritizing how you repay your debt is essential since it can impact how efficiently and quickly you become debt-free. It could also affect ...

Credit and Debt

How Many Credit Cards Should You Have?

Figuring out how many credit cards belong in your purse or wallet can give you a headache. As new offers keep popping up ...

Money Management

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Money Management

What to do with a Financial Windfall

Sudden financial windfalls come in many forms. Some people have no idea they are in the works or how to deal with them. Putting the money aside until ...

Money Management

Shopping Strategies for Holiday Deals

Shopping for the holidays isn’t just stressful. It can be quite expensive if you don’t have a strategy in place for managing your money and getting more ...

Money Management

What Do You Need in Your Wallet?

We live in a time where people can access a surprising and alarming amount of information about our personal and financial lives with only a few critical details about ...

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

Reviewing Your Retirement Plan

The days when companies would provide pensions for their employees are rapidly dwindling ...

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 Escrow Accounts Work

When you purchase a home with the help of a lender, the lender will likely set up an escrow account for ...

Homeownership

Down Payment Strategies for First-Time Home Buyers

The idea of buying a first home is exciting. Coming up with a sizeable down payment, however, can feel like an insurmountable task. That is especially true ...

Homeownership

Down Payment Strategies for First-Time Home Buyers

The idea of buying a first home is exciting. Coming up with a sizeable down payment, however, can feel like an insurmountable task. That is especially true ...

Paying for College

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Paying for College

Are Online Degrees Worth It?

In the fall of 2018, around 3.26 million students (16.6% of all U.S. higher education students) were enrolled in exclusive online education courses, according to the ...

Paying for College

Refinancing Strategies for Student Loans

Student loans. Without them, college educations would not be possible for large segments of today’s population. Whether attending state colleges and universities or ...

Paying for College

Student Loan Forgiveness

Student loan debt can feel crippling, especially if you are a recent graduate who is not yet earning much money ...

Retirement

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Retirement

Getting Your Retirement Back on Track

The one-two punch dealt by the Great Recession of 2007-2009, followed by economic damage from the COVID-19 pandemic may have ...

Retirement

An Overview of Medicare

Millions of seniors in the United States rely on Medicare. Over 61 million individuals, as of late 2019, were enrolled in a Medicare health plan, and each year that number ...

Retirement

2019 & 2020 Maximum IRA Contribution Limits

Each year, the IRS reveals new requirements and limits for those investing in IRAs (individual retirement accounts). These limits relate to maximum contributions investors ...

Family Finances

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Family Finances

Revisiting Your Budget During a Crisis

Many Americans found themselves in the throes of the COVID-19 crisis before they fully understood what was going on. For many, news of the virus was distant and remote ...

Family Finances

Liquidating a Loved One's Estate

When a person passes away, the liquidation of their estate is administered by an executor. Being selected as an executor is an honor. However, it can also be an obligation ...

Family Finances

Making a Comeback from a Financial Setback

Financial setbacks happen. Even the most cautious of consumers have been caught unaware by an unexpected bill, the loss of a job, or other emergencies ...

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

Selling Your Products Online

If you are contemplating selling products online, but you have not sold online before, there are some things ...

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 ...