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Eight Money Tips for Couples

From squabbles over spending to disagreements over budgeting, financial woes can be a source of serious strife for couples. In fact, in one recent study, 35 percent of couples reported that they argue about money more than anything else. Want to cut down on money-related arguments...

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Rid Yourself of Debt, No Matter Your Income

When you don’t make a lot of money, credit card spending can quickly turn into a never-ending -- and costly -- cycle: You don’t have money, so you have to use your credit card to cover gaps between paychecks or unexpected expenses. As a result,...

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How to Plan for Large, Unpredictable Expenses

Large expenses can be difficult to manage, and it's all too easy to simply rely on credit cards to get you through tough times. But with a little planning, you can ensure that you don't throw your finances (and your credit score) for a complete...

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Nine Banking Mistakes You Can Avoid

Your bank can be a valuable tool to help you track your budget, pay your bills on time, and save money. But if you're making any of these common banking mistakes, your bank can also be a source of frustration. We've rounded up a list...

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Five Ways to Consolidate your Credit Card Debt

When you’re swimming in several different lines of credit and multiple monthly payments, you may find yourself on the brink of drowning or, at the very least, gasping for air each month until your next payday comes round. I get it. Many of us find ourselves...

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Explore High- and Low-Tech Tools for Monitoring Your Money

Savvy financial operators utilize a variety of tools to ensure their money is being spent responsibly. One tactic is monthly money monitoring, and there are several ways to do it. But before we delve into the details, let’s talk about why monitoring or tracking your...

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