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Managing Your Money

Do you feel like it’s time to get your finances in order? Here are some ways to get you started. Calculate Your Net Worth Calculating your net worth, including all assets and liabiilities, will help assess your financial state and what it will realistically take to achieve your personal …

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The open road is calling and your dream vacation awaits! But first, you need to work out the financial details. How are you going to pay for your getaway? Ideally, a plump vacation fund is the way to go. Unfortunately, though, many of us don’t think about how we …

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Avoid extra expenses and stretch your travel dollars by saving with these products and services: Credit Cards Did you know card networks like VISA charge a fee on transactions made abroad? And that many banks charge an additional percentage on top of that? Use a credit card that helps you …

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Graduating from law school and business school in the aftermath of the Great Recession and a particularly weak legal employment market meant that I had as much debt as a first-time home-owner and little to no steady income. As I looked for permanent work with little success, the …

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Budgeting for a vacation can be hard enough, but is it worth it when you have a baby in the mix? My family proved it is. My one-year-old daughter has been on three family trips, including one overseas vacation. How did we swing it? Stagger the Expenses We …

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Growing up, I always wanted a pet but couldn’t because of my father’s supposed allergies. So when my husband suggested we get a dog, I immediately jumped at the idea. We were really excited to have a cute little puppy to play with and also thought …

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It has been reported that 143 million United States (U.S.) consumers have been affected by the most recent breach involving the credit-reporting agency, Equifax. In response to this breach, Equifax has created a website that allows a consumer to enter the last six digits of their social security …

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Currently, your Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments may take up to three business days to post to your account. However, the three-day wait-time is about to change. To increase the speed of ACH payments, NACHA, the Electronic Payments Association has adopted new rules to be implemented in three …

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Americans are increasing their debt levels According to a new study of Federal Reserve data, Americans’ debt level is on the rise. In fact, the report found that Americans are about to hit a point where they have more debt than during the recent recession. The study found that the …

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