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Managing Your Money

As millennials, we all know how hard it is to save money. Between student loans, ever-rising living costs and salaries that are most likely mediocre at best, our savings goals are apt to get shoved on the back burner as we attempt to navigate the challenges of adulthood in …

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My husband and I like to say that we spent our first two years of marriage basically dating while living under the same roof. Yes, we were husband and wife, and had a nifty little certificate to show for it. But as far as life’s big responsibilities went …

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The holidays are an exciting time of year. The good food and even better company make the anticipation for the holiday season all the more worthwhile. That is, until you open your wallet. The pain of financing gifts for your family and friends sure can put a damper on your …

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If your anything like me, when you are think of taking out a loan or new credit card you always log into Online Banking are review your credit report through SavvyMoney before you apply. However, this time that you looked at your credit report, it shows you that you racked …

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A few years ago, I was out one day running some errands while my husband stayed home to do our taxes. “What’s the damage?” I asked when I got home and saw that dreaded look of doom on his face. I won’t tell you …

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Saving can be seriously sweet, but you should know there’s more than one way to save. Saving money can seem less rewarding than, say, seeing every new Will Ferrell movie on opening night, but consider this: What if your buddy has a clever business idea and needs investors …

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If you think having high credit limits on your credit cards, means you must have a good credit score, think again.  Here’s how to use your available credit to increase your credit score. Think of your available credit as a big empty swimming pool. The amount of that credit …

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If you don’t already keep your phone on silent or “do not disturb,” you might want to start. We say that because a small section in the recently-approved federal budget bill gives debt collectors the right to robocall cellphones. As NBC News reports, the amendment allowed “The use …

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There’s nothing like hitting the open road in search of adventure on a holiday weekend. Whether you have a specific destination in mind or are willing to stay flexible and see where your travels take you, road tripping can be a fun, affordable way to get off the …

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FICO credit scores can go up to 850, but seeing that number is rare. What does this mean? You should aim to grow your credit score even higher. We know you can do it. When it comes to credit scores, there’s almost always room for improvement. If you’ve …

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