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30 Essential Money Habits

Your financial health, just like your physical health, is built on dozens of small, daily decisions that eventually form habits. And while eating better and exercising more are well-known habits that will …

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7 Really Bad Money Habits You May Be (Accidentally) Teaching Your Kids

 Nobody’s perfect. And if you are a parent, you’ve probably seen some of your imperfections in broad relief as your child imitates them. Where did he learn that tone of voice? Did she …

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3 Financial Realities New Grads Have to Face

 Go to college, study hard, get good grades, land a job and rake in the money. Sounds pretty simple, right? Not so fast. The truth is there are a number of financial realities new …

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3 Dangers of Borrowing Against Your Pension

For consumers who are entitled to a steady stream of future payments, like a pension or structured settlement after a lawsuit, they may find themselves eligible for a lender offer on an …

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4 Basic Steps to Repairing Your Credit

Bad credit means dealing with higher interest rates, credit card fees, and mortgage loan rates. Let’s cover cover 4 Basic Steps to Repairing Your Credit. Unfortunately, a history of late payments, debt collections, charge-offs, foreclosure, repossession, …

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3 Bad Money Habits You Should Finally Kick

 When it comes to personal finance, our habits can really make or break us. When we’re able to adopt positive financial habits, the benefits are endless: a better credit score, less financial-induced …

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What Is a Good Credit Score?

When it comes to borrowing money, a good credit score is everything. It’s one of the main factors lenders and financial institutions use to decide how much of a “credit risk” you …

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12 Steps to Building a Better Credit Score

1) Check Your FilesThe first step in bulding a better credit score should always be to ask for copies of your credit files from each of the major reference agencies, TransUnion, Experian, …

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6 Easy Steps to Financial Success

Success with money means different things to different people. Some wouldn’t consider themselves financially successful until they have a million dollars in the bank, while others just want to take a yearly …

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A Basic Guide to Understanding Your Credit Report

Your credit report is one of the most important documents of your life. Banks, lenders, and other businesses use your credit report to make financial decisions about whether to do business with …

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