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Managing Your Money

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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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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A friend of mine, “Luke,” had a birthday outing this last weekend. After several rounds of pool, I ended up in multiple discussions about student loans, as most of us were college grads with an array of loans and not enough money to pay them off. Someone mentioned the Income …

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Last week I bought a 24 oz (or, if you insist, Venti) iced coffee with milk. It cost me $2.65. That doesn’t sound like much, but it made me wonder why I needed to spend money on an iced coffee when I already have coffee beans and …

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I remember having dinner with my extended family about six months after my husband and I had gotten married. Everyone wanted to know how our jobs were going, how we were adjusting to married life and when we were planning to have a baby. Our response went something like, &#8220 …

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They aren’t supposed to help you buy concert tickets I remember in college hearing friends say, “I can go out tonight; my student loan refund just came through.” At the time, I thought nothing of it– I even had a boyfriend wait for his student …

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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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