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How to Handle a Financial Emergency

One of the reasons it’s so important to always be mindful of your finances is that life has a tendency to throw a wrench in our plans. And whether it’s a leaky roof, car accident or a trip to the

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Is a Big Tax Refund a Bad Thing?

According to CNBC, many taxpayers prefer to get refunds, but getting a large refund may not be the best choice for your finances. Sure, getting a check for a lump sum feels great – maybe you’re already thinking about the

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Spring Clean your Finances

Spring cleaning isn’t just for the home. Whether you’re just starting to analyze your budget, have committed to paying off debt or are looking to start investing, the first step is to make sure your finances are organized. After all,

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Are Rewards Cards Right for You?

A credit card may not be for everyone but the trend of paying with plastic over paper is here to stay. Credit card providers are taking note and offering a variety of different card types with a growing segment falling

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Planning a Wedding on a Budget

If you are at the age where it seems you have a wedding to go to every weekend, you may have noticed how quickly the expenses add up. Being in a wedding or even just attending as a guest can

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How to Pay High Deductibles

Every year health insurance companies are raising their deductibles.  While these high deductibles may come with the benefit of a lower monthly premium, it also carries the substantial risk of having to pay a large unplanned expense that can be

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Are You Using Credit Cards Wisely?

Credit cards often get a bad rap due to their high interest rates and some people’s tendency to rack up thousands of dollars in credit card debt. However, if you use them properly, they can actually be a very useful

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Three Ways to Cut Your Food Bill This Month

Everyone has to eat! And that means that everyone has to spend money on food each month. In fact, for most people, food is the second biggest line item in their budget after housing. That said, even a slight attempt

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