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21Mar2019

12 Small Steps to Take to Improve Your Finances

Your credit history has a tremendous impact on your financial future, your ability to get credit and how much you’ll pay for loans. It can also impact your living options and employment opportunities, in some cases. The three main credit bureaus are TransUnion, Experian and Equifax, all of which provide you with free credit reports
24Jan2019

How to Get Your Budget Back on Track After Holiday Spending

The holidays are a great time for the economy, but a bad time for consumers. That is to say, we all love the celebration of the holidays, of spending time with friends and family, of giving and getting gifts, but the aftermath for many can be a nightmare. People tend to overspend at the holidays
26Dec2018

10 Ways Good Credit Saves You Money

Bad credit isn’t the worst thing in the world, but it can make life more difficult and more expensive. Having a great credit score saves you money in a number of ways, making your life happier and less stressful. Learn more about the 10 ways good credit saves you money and sets you up for
13Dec2018

Regain Your Financial Footing After a Natural Disaster

If you’ve experienced a natural disaster, you may have been forced to evacuate your home without your identification, credit cards, checks and debit cards. Without access to your money, and the possible hardship of dealing with whatever financial damages came with the destruction, it can be difficult to regain your financial footing. Learn what you
29Nov2018

10 Tips to Control Holiday Spending

Between planning parties, buying gifts and hitting the seasonal sales, the holidays can put a serious dent in your budget. If you’re not careful, you may find yourself in debt that could take months to repair and that can throw off your plan for your financial future. If you want to avoid getting wrapped up
18Oct2018

How to Create and Manage a Household Budget

Having a household budget has negative connotations to many people, because they usually think their luxury spending is finished. While a budget can help you avoid spending money on things you can’t truly afford, its purpose is simply to show you how much money you have coming in, how much is going out and where
13Sep2018

How to Go from Bad Credit to Good Credit

Your credit score can affect many aspects of your life, such as your ability to rent an apartment, buy a home, buy a car or even get a job, so having a low score is a problem. Fortunately, there are many ways to rebuild your credit and improve your score. Find out how to go
02Aug2018

Money-Saving Vacation Tips

Though a vacation may be a luxury and not a necessity, giving your children memories or taking a break from the daily grind are an important part of long-term happiness. Unfortunately, vacations can be quite costly, especially if you’re trying to create a memorable experience for an entire family. To help you out, we’ve compiled
14Jun2018

12 Ways to Quickly Cut Your Expenses

Expenses can add up quick, and too many at once can leave you in a real bind at the end of the month. If you want to make sure you stay in control of your budget, you’re going to have to make an effort to cut expenses. It can be tough, especially if you’re used
17May2018

Credit Myths You Need to Stop Believing

If you’re looking to buy a house, a car or another large purchase, you’ve probably checked your credit score. This simple number can impact nearly every aspect of your new purchase, including your likelihood of being approved and the amount of interest you’ll pay over the life of the loan, so it is important to
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