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Budget

Saving For Retirement 101

We get it, you’re a busy person. Between hustling at work, balancing a social life and finding time to simply de-stress, the last thing you probably want to do at the end of a long day is think about your path to retirement. And you’re certainly not the only one

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Warren Buffett
Invest

Betting on Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett’s Best Advice for Investors   Warren Buffett is one of the most famous investors in America, and for good reason: The CEO of Berkshire Hathaway is ranked third on Forbes’ list of wealthiest Americans, and he’s pretty much a genius at knowing where to put his money to

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Must Reads

Basics of Savings – What Are You Saving For?

• Set a budget before you start saving money so you know where your money is going. • Have your money automatically drafted out of your main checking account to increase your savings. • Consider a side hustle as a way to boost your savings. Naysayers may tell you that

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Ego and Money
Must Reads

How You Get Tricked You Into Spending

Psych 101: How Id, Ego and Superego Trick You Into Spending — and What to Do About It   Advertisers use a lot of psychological tricks to get you to spend your money. From TV to social media, we’re constantly bombarded with images that are designed to get us to

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Credit Card Basics
Credit

How Credit Works: Secured vs. Unsecured Debt

How Credit Works: Secured vs. Unsecured Debt   In the previous posts in this series, we’ve looked at how your FICO score works and how to build your credit if you’re starting from scratch. One of the biggest steps to take when building your credit rating is to open a

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Credit Score
Credit

How Credit Works: Tips for Building Credit

  If you plan to make any major purchases in your life — say, a college education, a car or a house — you’ll either need a giant pile of cash on hand or access to credit. For most of us, credit is a necessity in life. That means you’ll

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Rent vs Buy
Budget

Is Renting Financially More Prudent?

  Finding independent housing is one of the first steps of “adulting”. Maybe you’re considering the possibility of relocating to a different city for a new job or finally moving out of your parent’s home, either way, your journey to find a home has begun. As you start the process,

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Debt Payoff

Debt Snowball vs. Debt Avalanche: Which Is Best?

Payoff Debt Creating a plan of action for paying down debt can be an overwhelming task, especially if your loans are coming from a variety of places with different interest rates (student loans, car loans, credit cards, etc.). And because no one’s debt situation is exactly alike, it’s hard to

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Debt Payoff

5 Strategies For Paying Down Debt

There’s a reason why the phrase “saddled with debt” exists. Whether it’s student loans, credit card debt or a looming car payment, living with debt means you’re no longer in the driver’s seat. Rather than you managing your money, your money’s began to manage you. But it doesn’t have to

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Understand FICO scores
Credit

How Credit Works: Understanding Your FICO Score

How Credit Works: Understanding Your FICO Score   Though you might not spend much time thinking about it on a daily basis, your FICO score becomes incredibly important the minute you decide you want to borrow money to buy something big. Whether you want to have a credit card for

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