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Category: Debt Reduction

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

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

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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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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All You Need to Know About Student Loan Changes During COVID-19

Student Loans during covid All You Need to Know About Student Loan Changes During COVID-19

With unemployment at a record high and many employers cutting work hours, college graduates have been struggling to meet their student loan payments. Thankfully, the federal government has passed legislation to ease this burden. Unfortunately, though, many borrowers are confused about the terms and conditions […]

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Creative Ways to Save on Energy Costs

Saving on Energy Cost Creative Ways to Save on Energy Costs

Summertime electricity bills making you sweat? Take the heat off with these hacks: Rethink your roof – Is your roof wearing black in ninety-degree weather? Install a sunlight-reflecting “cool roof” and reduce your roof’s temperature by up to 60 degrees. You’ll slash your AC use [...]

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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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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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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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