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4 Tips for Saving Money at the End of the Year

As the end of the year draws near, take some time to evaluate your savings goals and the progress you’ve made toward reaching them. It’s always nice to start the new year off with new savings goals and a positive financial outlook. One way to do so is to see if there are any ways […]

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4 Tips for Getting Out of Debt

Many people face a financial crisis at some point in their lives. If you’re having trouble paying your bills and are worried about losing your home or car, know that you’re not alone. Read on to find out 4 tips for getting yourself out of debt.

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How to Avoid Abusive and Illegal Lending

Abusive or “predatory” lenders target people in need of money. However, the loans they push typically have extremely high interest rates and fees. Often, they’re illegal. You need to know how to avoid abusive and illegal lending, or you’re at risk for paying too much, hurting your credit rating, and even losing your home. Here […]

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7 Tips for Getting a Loan and Choosing a Lender When Buying a Home

When you’re navigating today’s housing market, the key is to be prepared. To help you be more prepared, here is a list of tips for getting a loan and choosing a lender that will help prepare potential homebuyers.

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All You Need to Know About Ransomware and How to Avoid It

Ransomware is a form of malware that is used by cyber criminals to freeze your computer or mobile device, steal your data, and demand a “ransom” be paid. It is a growing online fraud scheme. Read on to find out more about it and how you can avoid it.

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Top 6 Financial Traps College Graduates Need to Avoid

One of the priorities for college graduates should be financial responsibility. There are a few financial traps that recent grads should avoid. These financial traps could hinder new graduates from securing their financial future. Take a look at these 6 financial traps college graduates need to avoid:

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Top 9 Things to Do to Avoid Fraud

Each year, millions of people fall victim to fraud. Crooks combine new technology with old tricks to convince people to send money or give out personal information. We want to help you from becoming a victim of fraud. Read on to learn about 9 things you can do to avoid fraud:

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9 Personal Finance Tips For Parents Teaching Their Kids About Money

Any time is a good time to start teaching your children about money. If you want your kids to learn more about personal finance, check out these 9 personal finance tips that will help them throughout their life.

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What You Need to Know About Fake Check Scams and How to Avoid Them

One of the most common instruments used to commit fraud against consumers is fake checks. Before you deposit an unexpected check or wire funds to someone you don’t know, you should be aware of how fake check scams work. Read on to find out what you need to know about fake check scams and how […]

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5 Tips for Budgeting in the Real World

Trying to create a budget for the real world can be stressful, but we’re here to help make it easier for you. Budgeting your money will result in you making smart financial decisions and lead to financial success in the long run. We know that deciding exactly how you want to budget your money can […]

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