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When Should You Begin Saving for Retirement?

The pandemic has a lot of Americans uncertain about the future. People have lost jobs, made career changes, lost loved ones, etc... So...

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How to Choose Home Insurance

You’re finally buying a house. Hello, adulthood! Also – congratulations on making the decision to own a home. If you’re like most...

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Best Legit Ways To Get Rid Of Student Loan Debt Faster

We live in a spending era, in which the variety of goods and services available far outnumbers our ability to pay for them. Furthermore,...

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How Home Insurance Claims Work

If you own your home, you probably have a homeowner’s insurance policy. If you have a mortgage, you likely pay into an escrow account...

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How Not To Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck

Budgeting, saving, investing, and retirement planning are big subjects. You can (and should!) spend a lifetime trying to master each...

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DTI and Your Credit Score: Get the Facts

Buying a home is a multidimensional process, so it’s important you understand all of the facts before making the leap. Making sure your...

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Can I Lower My Debt-To-Income Ratio Quickly?

Your debt-to-income ratio (DTI) is the total of all of your monthly payments divided by your monthly income. DTI is expressed as a...

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Does Paying Off Collections Improve Credit?

Yes, but the exact amount of improvement is a guess. Only the three credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) know their...

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Which Couponing App is Best?

Years ago, couponing meant searching through the Sunday paper with a pair of scissors and an envelope to store all the clippings. These...

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How Healthy is Your Company's Cash Flow?

Running a small business can be far more expensive than first-time entrepreneurs expect. However, expenses alone — even substantial ones...

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