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Category: Money Management

How Much You Can Borrow With A Personal Loan: Guide + Calculator

personal loan guide and calculator How Much You Can Borrow With A Personal Loan: Guide + Calculator

Personal loans are an extremely versatile financial tool. However, many borrowers aren’t sure how much personal loan they can get. Every financial situation is unique. Plus, many factors go into how much you can borrow. Understanding some quick and easy basics will give you an […]

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4 Ways to Celebrate National Financial Awareness Day

Sprouts growing out of coin money stacks 4 Ways to Celebrate National Financial Awareness Day

With all the uncertainty and financial ups-and-downs this year has given us, it’s important we take a step back and reevaluate, reassess, and regroup. Financial awareness means different things to different people. For some, it comes with the awareness and monitoring of a savings or […]

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How to Read a Paystub

How to Read Your Paystub How to Read a Paystub

Having your paycheck directly deposited into your checking account can be super-convenient, but it can also lead to being unfamiliar with your paystub. It’s important to review your paystub occasionally to check for possible errors and review the deductions, as your accountant suggests. No worries, […]

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My Savings has Been Wiped Clean; How can I Replenish it?

Hand holding a pen typing on calculator My Savings has Been Wiped Clean; How can I Replenish it?

Q: The last few months have been really tough on my finances, and I’ve been forced to use my savings for getting by. My emergency fund and savings account are basically zero. Now that my financial situation is starting to improve, I’d like to start […]

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5 Ways to Pay off a Loan Early

5 Ways to pay off a loan early 5 Ways to Pay off a Loan Early

If you’re like most Americans, you probably owe money toward a large loan. Whether that means carrying thousands of dollars in credit card debt, having a hefty mortgage in your name or making car loan payments each month, loan debt is part of your life. […]

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How to Create a Budget in 6 Easy Steps

How to Create a Budget How to Create a Budget in 6 Easy Steps

If you’re always wondering how you’re going to pay the next bill, feel guilty when you indulge in overpriced treats and you can’t seem to find money to put into savings, then you probably need a budget. A budget is not a magic potion that […]

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Why Does my Credit Score Matter?

Why is my credit score important? Why Does my Credit Score Matter?

Your credit score is made up of three numbers, serving as an indicator of your financial history, wellness and responsibility. These three little numbers can spell the difference between approval and rejection for a mortgage, a job, a rental unit and so much more. We […]

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Smart Financial Planning Strategies to Borrow from Women and Millennials

Young women Smart Financial Planning Strategies to Borrow from Women and Millennials

Author Jean Chatzky We have so much to learn — but so did they. Here’s what they’re doing right. Lately the headlines in personal finance have been pretty bleak — the average 2017 graduate has nearly $40,000 in student loans, millennial homeownership is down, and 39 percent […]

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How Much Money Do You Really Need to Retire?

Financial planning tips How Much Money Do You Really Need to Retire?

Consider this your financial planning cheat sheet. Author Marianne Hayes Are you on track for retirement? Before you try to answer that question, consider this: The average 65- to 74-year-old, it turns out, spends close to $49,000 a year. If you’re wondering if your nest […]

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Yes, You Should Be Prepared to Negotiate Salary

the-best-ways-to-loan-money-to-friends-and-family[1] Yes, You Should Be Prepared to Negotiate Salary

How often do job seekers speak up to secure a better package? Staffing firm Robert Half recently asked this question of professionals, and the results were interesting. For instance, 39 percent of workers tried to negotiate a higher salary with their last job offer. Among people […]

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More Americans Are Buying Groceries Online

shopping More Americans Are Buying Groceries Online

Online grocery shopping continues to rise in popularity, according to a new survey from Unata, a provider of digital solutions for grocers. In 2018, 36% of U.S. consumers plan to shop online for groceries, which is up from 22% of those who shopped online in […]

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Biz Owners Need a Succession Plan

Retire Biz Owners Need a Succession Plan

Over 70 percent of business owners polled in a recent survey for insurer Nationwide noted that they are not planning to retire, don’t know when they’ll retire or do not plan to retire for 11 years or more. This isn’t a good thing, since business […]

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IRS warns of potential surge in fake CEO phishing scam

Dont Take the Bait Graphic IRS warns of potential surge in fake CEO phishing scam

* This article and image was written by Don’t Mess With Taxes and published online on January 19, 2018. With the official start of the 2018 tax filing season just more than a week away, folks have been collecting important tax statements they’ll need to file their returns. […]

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Financial Tips for Single Parents

Child Learning with her mom Financial Tips for Single Parents

Single parenting brings unique budgeting challenges. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that it costs an estimated $241,080 for a middle-income couple to raise a child to age 18 – and many single parents shoulder that responsibility alone. Even with adequate child support, it’s smart […]

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Keeping Friends And Finances: How To Deal With Financially Challenging Friendships

Friend Finances Keeping Friends And Finances: How To Deal With Financially Challenging Friendships

Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. But some friends can be a serious drain on your savings. If you recognize these kinds of people in your life, it’s hard to know what to do. Here are several examples of financially dangerous friends and […]

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Financial Self Defense

Can you Hear Me Now? Financial defense Financial Self Defense

How To Respond To ‘Can You Hear Me?’ “Can you hear me now?” is the once-popular tagline of Verizon commercials, but it’s also the headline of a new scam. Scammers making robocalls will ask some innocuous question. Once the targeted person says “yes,” a recording […]

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