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How to Choose the Right Investments

How to Choose the Right Investments
It’s one thing to come to the conclusion that you need to invest your money with the idea of growth in mind. It’s another thing entirely to choose the right investments and make sound decisions as the days (and years) go by. With so many types of investments to consider, it’s never easy to make sense of what you should and should not be doing. Even if you decide on one type of investment, such as stock......
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Great article Chris. One thing that I would like to note. If you are scared about an investment, then this is a wonderful sign tha... Read More
Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:18
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The Difference Between Debt Collectors and the Original Creditor

The Difference Between Debt Collectors and the Original Creditor
When you start missing payments on your bills, you'll begin receiving calls and letters asking you to pay for the debt. Depending on how late your payments are, this contact could come from one of two companies: the original creditor or a debt collector. As you may guess, the original creditor is the company who you originally had the account with. This is the credit card issuer, the lender, or another business you had a service with,......
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5 Tips to Help You Invest Like a Pro

5 Tips to Help You Invest Like a Pro
It goes without saying that you invest with one goal in mind: to make money. While some investments are safer than others, there is always some level of risk involved. With all this in mind, it’s important to take a step back, assess your situation, and make changes that will allow you to invest like a pro. Your net worth may never approach investing gurus like Warren Buffett, but this doesn’t mean you can’t make decisions that ......
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Steps to Determine Which Loan to Pay Off First

Steps to Determine Which Loan to Pay Off First
It doesn’t matter if you are a business owner or individual consumer, nothing changes the importance of tackling debt in the appropriate manner. If you have no debt, this never comes into play. The same holds true if you only have one loan, such as a single credit card. However, if you find yourself saddled with multiple loans, you’ll need to answer an important question: which loan should I pay off first? Believe it or not, som......
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5 Ways to be Proactive with Your Finances

5 Ways to be Proactive with Your Finances
Regardless of your age, job, and income, nothing changes the fact that you can be proactive in regards to your finances. This holds true for experienced professionals who earn hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. It also holds true for new graduates who are working for minimum wage in hopes of eventually reaching the top of the company. And then there is everyone in between. The word proactive, as it applies to finances, means something......
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The reality on this Blog is every day living. Setting aside as has been explained needs to be "Job 1" yet we have student loans th... Read More
Sunday, 12 March 2017 12:31
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How to Choose the Best 0% Balance Transfer Credit Card

How to Choose the Best 0% Balance Transfer Credit Card
As you search for a 0% balance transfer credit card, you’ll soon find that you have many options to choose from. All the major credit card companies have several offers to consider, with each one providing consumers with a unique set of features and benefits. With all this in mind, you may struggle to compare and select the best offer. Fortunately, there are a few basic details you can focus on to ensure that you make t......
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5 Dos and Don'ts for Spending Your Tax Refund

5 Dos and Don'ts for Spending Your Tax Refund
While some Americans loathe tax season because of what they might owe Uncle Sam, many others wait for their tax refunds like children on Christmas Eve. If you’re due a refund this year, don’t blow it. Here are a few dos and don’ts to make the best use of your refund. Use it to catch up on past due bills. Sure, you might have had your eye on a shiny new tablet or nice new furniture, but payin......
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Bank of America Continues to Invest in Digital Banking

Bank of America Continues to Invest in Digital Banking
Over the past couple of years, a growing number of financial institutions have devoted additional resources to digital banking. However, Bank of America has “been in the game” from the start. Furthermore, the company expects more of the same in the year to come. In a recent press release, Michelle Moore, head of Digital Banking at Bank of America, noted the following: “As one of the first banks to offer mobile banking a decade ago, we’re excited......
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Frugal Flips for the Not-So-Extreme Cheapskate

Frugal Flips for the Not-So-Extreme Cheapskate
Back in the day, before reality TV and the internet were there to tell me otherwise, I thought I had mastered the art of living on the cheap. As a single parent on a tight budget, resourcefulness was essential for survival. My ability to stretch a dollar became so great I considered it a super power. I was the Wonder Woman of frugality and a DIY champ before crunchy granola moms and their Pinterest boards made......
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How Will Loan Shopping Affect Your Credit?

How Will Loan Shopping Affect Your Credit?
One of the best moves to make when you’re preparing for a home or car purchase is to shop around for the best interest rates. A lower interest rate results in a lower monthly payment and lower overall cost of borrowing. You’ll want to move quickly when you’re shopping for a loan. Otherwise, the multiple inquiries could impact your credit score. When you rate shop, your credit report may show multiple inquiries from each of the lende......
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