Financial Education

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Getting Married

Love is still Americans’ top reason to marry. But even when you’re marrying your soulmate, money issues can cause friction. So what’s the key to avoiding stress and preparing yourselves for a positive financial future?…
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Losing a Loved One

It’s hard to think about anything when your heart hurts. If you’ve recently lost a loved one, finances are probably the last thing you want to think about. Take the time to grieve, and let…
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Make a Budget

Ugh, budgeting. Most of us don't know how to make a budget. However, it’s a basic and important money management tool that helps you get out and stay out of debt. A budget is simply…
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Improve Your Credit

If you have less than perfect credit, it might feel like there’s nothing you can do about it. We understand that if feels like a slow and overwhelming task to improve your credit. It ispossible…

Manage Debt

Sounds like fun, right? The truth is, no matter how young or old we are, we can always use a new tip or two on how to manage our debt. (And if you're reading this,…
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Avoiding Identity Theft & Fraud

Protect your identity Identity theft can occur when someone gets their grubby little hands on your personal information, such as your social security number, date of birth, address and/or financial account numbers. An identity thief…
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Protecting our elders

As much as we try to avoid sad topics, occasionally they just can’t be avoided. There is a growing trend of scams and schemes that are targeted against older Americans, and more and more of…
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Treasure Hunting

Would you believe that there is a magical place where lost things have been found, and someone’s trying to give it back to you? Would you believe that this fantastic person is backed by a…
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How To Shop Safer Online

Shopping online has an obvious appeal: No lines, no parking lot misery, better inventory, an absence of uber-pushy salespeople and I can shop while wearing my comfy pink sweatpants. Everyone wins! However, buying anything on…
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Back to the Basics: CC Style, Part 4

You know how at the end of fireworks shows, they have the grand finale? It’s jammed full of pop, sizzle and BAM! Well this is our grand finale to our credit score series! It’s the…