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Eight Holiday Financial Traps You Need To Avoid

by Meredith Lepore November 26, 2015

Holiday Financial Traps

The holidays mean more food, more gifts, more parties…and more financial scams? That’s right. Tis the season to be robbed — and not so blindly. “We see it every year — scammers taking advantage of the holiday season to defraud consumers,” John Breyault, director of the National Consumers League’s Fraud Center and website, told USA […]

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Retirement Savings Options for Freelancers

by Kali Hawlk November 17, 2015


Pull up most financial articles doling out advice for those looking to start saving and investing, and you’ll likely read a line that goes something like this: “Open a 401(k) with your employer and contribute at least enough to get the match. It’s like free money!” This is not only true but some of the […]

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How to Manage Your Money on a Variable Income

by Kali Hawlk November 13, 2015


There’s an undeniable allure behind the idea of being a freelancer or self-employed. You get to be your own boss; you’re calling the shots. You control your work, your environment, and your time. And you have more freedom to create a career doing something you love. But freelancing is also scary, stressful, and downright difficult. […]

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Join Our #CreditSavvyChat This Thursday!

by Jessica Jones November 9, 2015


Looking to improve your credit score? Want some tips and tricks on what you can do to build or rebuild your credit? Join us, along with expert Jeanne Kelly, for #CreditSavvyChat Thursday November 12, 2015 at 8:00pm ET. Jeanne Kelly is an author, speaker, and coach who helps consumers achieve a higher credit score & understand credit […]

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What You Really Need To Know About Health Insurance And Taxes This Year

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss November 5, 2015


Around this time every year, we start hearing the words “open enrollment” all over the place, and our stomachs churn with anxiety. Signing up for health insurance is an obnoxious ordeal full of guesswork (How sick will I really get this year? Do I ever need to use doctors out of my network?), math (Is […]

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Seven Scary Financial Mistakes You Can Easily Make

by Meredith Lepore October 27, 2015

scary mistakes

Halloween can be pretty scary — between the horror films and decor, not to mention all those extra candy corn calories. But even scarier are the financial mistakes you might be making now — some of which can haunt you for years to come. Here are some of the worst. 1. Not Being Organized You […]

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Breast Cancer: How to Prepare Financially

by Meredith Lepore October 5, 2015

breast cancer

Even though you may have had a friend or family member experience a breast cancer diagnosis, it’s probably still hard to imagine it happening to you. But one in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer is also the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the […]

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How I Went From Zero Credit to Excellent in 12 Months

by Poppy Ellis September 29, 2015


I’m an I-like-having-lots-of-options kinda gal. Always have been, always will be. When I was in high school I studied my butt off to get top grades. Not because the course I was interested in required it, but because I wanted the option to choose from as many schools and courses as possible. I’ve negotiated higher salaries […]

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How to Get Your Partner on Board with Your Saving Goals

by Katharine Paljug September 25, 2015

Savings Goals

There are usually two types of people in relationships: the ones who save, and the ones who spend. If you are the saver, you probably have a lot of financial goals that you want to work towards… and it can feel like the biggest obstacle to achieving them is your partner and their spending habits. […]

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How To Prepare For A Divorce

by Sarah Chang September 23, 2015

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Who hasn’t made a financial mistake one time or another? If you’re human you’ve probably missed a credit card payment, charged a vacation when you shouldn’t have, or bounced a check. We’re all a work in progress, after all. But have you ever thought about marriage being a financial — not just romantic — mistake? […]

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Tired of Debt? Four Tips For Dealing With Debt Fatigue

by Melanie Lockert September 21, 2015

debt fatigue

Paying off debt is more like a marathon than a sprint, especially for people like me who owe large amounts. My debt repayment journey will be spread out over the course of years, not months. Dealing with this reality can be difficult. Over the years, you may change jobs, relationships, or move. A lot can […]

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Saving Half Our Income: How We Do It

by Erika Torres September 10, 2015


Just five years ago, my husband and I had $45,000 in debt. Today, we’re saving half our income. No, we didn’t win the lottery. We do it the old-fashioned way with lots of sacrifices and hard work. Here’s how. We Paid Off Our Debt When my husband and I first got married, we found ourselves […]

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I Got My First Credit Card at 28: What I Learned

by Melanie Lockert September 8, 2015


According to a recent study commissioned by Bankrate and compiled by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, 63% of millennials between the ages of 18-29 do not have a credit card. I read the article, nodding my head. As an older millennial, I got my very first credit card two years ago at the age of […]

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Let’s Fight Financial Procrastination!

by Rebecca Jackson September 5, 2015

Chalkboard drawing - now or later

Do you put tasks off to the last minute or ignore them altogether? Are you the person calling credit card companies at 11:59 pm to make your payment or scrambling to file your taxes on time? Chronic procrastination can have ill effects on all aspects of your life but it can be especially damaging when […]

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Got a Minute? Spend 60 Seconds a Day Improving Your Finances

by Heather Hunter August 27, 2015


One minute. Sixty seconds. One half of a commercial break in your favorite guilty pleasure show. We all know how to let the day’s minutes slip by doing nothing in particular (hello, social media), but did you know that if you spend just one minute a day mindfully, you can improve your finances? The video […]

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Five Savings Challenges You Should Try This Fall

by Melanie Lockert August 25, 2015


Overspent this summer? You’re not alone. Summer can be expensive! Between vacations, road trips, barbecues, and beach outings it’s possible you lost track of your budget somewhere along the line. Now that fall’s on the horizon, it’s time to rein in your spending. Commit to getting financially fit this fall by participating in a savings […]

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The Seven Habits of Financially Successful People

by Kali Hawlk August 24, 2015

Financial Habits Crop

There are a few ideas that serve as the foundation of good money management habits. Spend less than you earn. Try your best to save more than you spend. Develop these routines and you’ll be on your way to building wealth. If this is true, though, why do so many people fail to achieve financial […]

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Planning for Your Financial Future: Debt and Retirement Calculators

by Catherine Alford August 23, 2015


There are many resources out there to help plan and navigate your financial future–you just have to know where to look. One great resource you may not have considered is AARP. The helpful people over at AARP have a ton of really amazing retirement planning tools with detailed instructions to help you calculate everything from 401k […]

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