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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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A Guide to Storing Important Documents

In some ways, the story of our life is told on paper. Birth, marriage, purchases, travels, finances, insurance policies, and legal issues can all be found on official, often government-issued documents that we must collect, store and keep within arm’s reach should we ever need...

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Don’t Let Debt Push You to Desperate Financial Measures

For some of us, loads of debt equal desperation. The endless bills, the ever-growing balances, the mounting interest. With the goal of freeing themselves from their financial burden, it’s enough to push some people to make risky financial decisions they might not otherwise.  One such...

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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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Freedom from Credit Card Debt is Possible. Here’s How.

Are you having cold sweats? Are you experiencing bouts of anxiety? Do you find yourself up at night worried about your financial future or even how to pay your ever-mounting bills on time? If you’re experiencing any of these troubling symptoms, you might be suffering...

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Have 30 Minutes? Here are 7 Ways to Improve Your Finances

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the old saying “Time is money,” right? Assuming the cliché holds true (and I’d wager it does in several circumstances at least), it seems fitting we discuss effective ways to improve your finances – all in 30 minutes or...

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