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5 Tips To Help You Pay Your Bills On Time

First of all, paying bills on time is important because you should keep the commitments you make, but it’s also important because it can save you a lot of money in the long run. Paying your bills on time means you won’t have to pay late fees, and it helps you protect your credit score.More »

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Ways to Keep Monthly Service Charges Low

It’s an all too common story. After taking time to compare services and rates before signing an annual contract, the anniversary arrives and that affordable cable programming or cell phone service suddenly becomes much more expensive.  It may be due to the fact that your contract was for a promotional rate that expired or simplyMore »

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Data Breach? Don’t Ditch Your Card Just Yet

Major cyber attacks reported by the media, like the recent breach of the user database at eBay, tend to play on our fears and instill distrust, even when the thieves don’t actually obtain any sensitive information. The way these stories are framed may have you thinking it’s only a matter of time before you’re victimized andMore »

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Defining an Effective Payment Hierarchy

There are a lot of things in life that make more sense and work better when a specific order is followed. It doesn’t make sense, for example, to expect to harvest a crop if you haven’t planted the seed and nurtured them to maturity. In the same way, your financial future is dependent on prioritizingMore »

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Holiday Shopping With Your Smartphone

Holiday sales promotions are being thrust upon us sooner this year than ever before with advertising being rolled out weeks before Halloween. Retailers and online merchants are hoping to cash in on $640 billion in holiday spending. More than 10% will be ecommerce sales expected to exceed $60 billion; of that figure, mobile sales areMore »

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5 Personality Traits of The Rich & Successful

Why is one person able to live debt-free while another is constantly worrying about how to pay their creditors? Generally, as with any group, debt-free consumers have a lot in common. In fact, they share many of the same personality traits as the rich and successful. If you want to be debt-free, learning these qualitiesMore »

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4 Ways You May be Wasting Your Money

The problem with suggesting that people are wasting money is that most people are oblivious to the fact that they’re spending unwisely. Try writing down a list of ways you’re unintentionally throwing away money and you may be hard pressed to come up with more than a few. That’s because when something becomes a habitMore »

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ID Theft Reported Less But Still a Threat

There was a time, not that long ago, when news stories about identity theft were so pervasive that it struck fear in the hearts of most Americans. Self-promoting salesmen used scare tactics to sell security products and the media regularly used the subject to keep you tuned in to the evening news. While the issueMore »

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Are You Compromising Your Financial Future?

You don’t need a crystal ball or a psychic to predict what the future holds for your finances. It’s easy to determine RIGHT NOW by evaluating how you handle responsibility and manage your day-to-day life. If you’re undisciplined, afraid of change or satisfied with the status quo, chances are you’re destined for disappointment. If, however,More »

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A Financial Foundation for College Students

Here’s something many college students may not know – money management during your college years has a direct impact on your employment opportunities after college. No matter how high your GPA is, potential employers will pass you by for another job candidate, if you have a dismal credit history. And it’s not just about excessMore »

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