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Managing Your Money

Think you’re too young to be saving money? Feh! Don’t fall for these common myths. “I don’t need to save now because I don’t have any expenses.” The fact that you don’t have any living expenses makes this …

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You might hear stories from your parents about how they worked their way through college, but consider this: In 1979, one credit hour at Michigan State University cost $24.50 – or the wages from 8.44 hours of work at the minimum wage of $2.90 an hour. Today, it …

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You’re in love! Finally, you’ve updated your profile to “In a Relationship.” No more attending your friend’s wedding solo or showing up to Grandma’s birthday as the “single one.” The benefits of having that special someone are countless …

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When I first moved to Manhattan I shared an apartment with a roommate who was an absolute nightmare. After surviving that ordeal, I decided that my next apartment would need to be roommate-free. I was worried that tackling rent and bills on my own would leave me perpetually cash …

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Halloween is only a few weeks away, and again we’re faced with the dilemma of finding the perfect costume. My definition of perfection is when it costs under $5. Homemade costumes are not only cheaper, but they let you show off your creativity by making something out of nothing …

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Let’s be honest, having and raising a child is an opportunity to shape the next generation and is one of the most selfless acts you can commit. Plus, babies smell nice (sometimes) and are cute–have you seen those mini pink UGGs and tiny dishes? It can …

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These five things will keep you busy on a Friday evening without blowing a ton of cash. There’s nothing worse than a Friday night with nothing to do, bored out of your skull and no money to speak of. To save the day, and your sanity, these five …

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You’ve got to give yourself some credit. Literally. Fewer than half of you use a credit card, and your financial tabula rasa could mess things up when you want a house or loan. Make your life in plastic more fantastic with these tips: Check your credit score(s …

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If you and your family have a spending plan that has helped you to keep your bills paid and stash away money for your savings on a regular basis, then your ahead of the game. But, that method might not work so well once you return stateside. You will discover …

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Have you every wondered if you are using your equity correctly? Here is a short video that takes a look at what equity is and how to use it wisely Copyright 2015 brass Media, Inc …

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