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Debt Avalanche Method Defined and How it Can Work For You

If you’re facing a mountain of debt, you might welcome an avalanche to bring it all down. You’ve likely heard of the “Snowball Method” of debt repayment -- but have you heard about the “Avalanche Method”? Here’s how the avalanche method works: You start by listing all...

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$40 Can Feed You All Week. Here’s How

When you think of $40 budget items, what does your mind usually turn to? A tank of gas? Perhaps, your monthly haircut? Maybe $40 means your weekly entertainment allotment, such as a dinner out or a night at the movies. All these options are fine, but...

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Understand How Your Credit Score Affects Monthly Bills

For better or worse, your credit score can have a wide-ranging impact on many aspects of your life, even those not obviously related to credit, such as your cable or cell phone bills. Many of our past articles have discussed how to raise your credit...

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Stop Overspending With These Tips

In honor of the new year, let’s talk about easy ways to revamp your monthly budget by lowering some of your regular expenses. Truth be told, it’s always a good time to reevaluate how much money is going out versus how much is coming in,...

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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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