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Here’s How to Spot Money-Saving Gimmicks Like a Pro

When strolling your favorite clothing store, perusing the lunch menu at your regular haunt or scanning the sale items during your weekly grocery shopping trip, you may notice screaming advertisements promising massive savings and super specials all aimed at saving you money. As in so many...

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Turn Financial Mismanagement Around, Live Regret Free

For many folks, a mantra of "No regrets" is a way of proclaiming they’re living their life to the fullest, free from worry, no matter the consequences. While this might be an effective way to navigate some aspects of life, it’s not necessarily the best...

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Sidestep Hidden Credit Card Fees with These Tips

As much as Americans love to use credit cards – we have nearly $1 trillion in credit card debt to prove it – you’d think more of us would be well versed in the myriad of fees that often pop up on our monthly statements....

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What to Do When You’ve Blown Your Budget

Even when you’ve got a carefully planned budget in place, life happens. All it takes is one unexpected expense – say, a home or car repair; a random impulse purchase; emergency dental work; you name it – to knock your finances off course. Blowing your...

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A Low Credit Score Could Mean Higher Bills

The more you learn about your finances, the more you'll discover many aspects of them are intertwined, and they have a great deal of effect on each other in both good and bad ways. Knowing that, it's important to take into account your entire financial...

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