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Managing Your Money

As the holidays approach and the stress of the holiday season begins. In spite of what you think, it is possible to spend less than $10 on each special person in your life, reducing the stress of credit card bills and holiday debt. Here are 10 gifts under $10: 1 …

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Are you dreaming of sandy beaches and blue waters, but your bank account balance is holding you back? You shouldn’t need to save for centuries to have the time of your life. Here are 10 tips for traveling on a tight budget. Book a Hostel over a Hotel …

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You’re walking down the street, stop to tie your shoes, and what do you know — a pretty $20 bill is just lying there, looking for a new wallet to call home. What do you do? Spend it right away? Save it for a rainy day? Chances are …

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As I was purchasing my $5 Starbucks coffee at the end of my junior year of college, it hit me: After graduation, I’d be in $10,000 worth of debt. I still didn’t know what kind of job I’d have, or how long it …

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The lure of the big city is easy to understand. Having concerts, art, and amazing restaurants at your fingertips can be enough to draw anyone in. Unfortunately, those things take money, something students and recent grads usually lack. But you don’t have to deprive yourself. With a little planning …

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Remember the Beatle’s hit “All You Need is Love?” A good song, but it’s not true. When two people love each other and want to get married, they also need a mutual understanding about personal finances. After all, finances are the leading cause of …

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In the next few days culminates in Black Friday–the day when Americans wake up at the crack of dawn and work themselves into a frothy retail frenzy because of great deals. A quick word of advice: it’s not a deal if you don’t need …

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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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