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How to Prevent Overspending This Holiday Season

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With the holiday season in full swing, now’s the time to review your budget and set boundaries for the months to come. Putting in the work upfront can go a long way in helping you avoid financial errors that you’ll come to regret in the new year. Overspending during the holiday season is one of the biggest concerns facing consumers. Even if you’ve avoided major trouble in the past, it’s a new year. And with that,...
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3 Home Exterior Maintenance Jobs That Can Save You Money Later

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When it comes to the exterior of your home, there is nothing more important than keeping up to date with regular maintenance. The longer you avoid this the worse things are going to get. Not only can this wreak havoc on the overall appearance of your property, but it can go a long way in costing you plenty of money over the long haul. Is this a risk you are willing to take? Tip: when you...
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What To Do With an Unexpected Lump Sum of Cash

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 There’s no better feeling than a lump sum of cash unexpectedly arriving in your life. This could come from a work bonus, tax refund, winning lottery ticket, or inheritance (and that’s just the start). Before you do anything with the money, take a step back to consider the best path forward. You don’t want to make a rash decision that you’ll regret in the future.  Here are some of the better things to do with an...
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How to Protect Your Finances During an Economic Downturn

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The current state of the economy is anything but stable. Inflation is taking over and there’s quite a bit of chatter about an oncoming recession.  While you don’t have control over the economy, you do have control over your personal finances. Here are five things you can do to protect your finances during times of economic uncertainty. Maintain an emergency fund: This is money that you can tap into if you face a financial emergency. For...
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Boost Your Small Business's Cash Flow With These Tips

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 If you’re an entrepreneur, you’re probably always thinking about improving your company’s cash flow. After all, having a consistent, healthy cash flow is essential for the success of your business: This grants you more flexibility as an entrepreneur and allows you to make smart investments for your company. If you’re hoping to boost your cash flow, these tips will give you plenty of ideas for ensuring a comfortable cash flow for your business. Organize Your Payroll...
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Budgeting 101: Get Your Finances In Order

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Having a proper budget is important in terms of financial stability. However, creating a budget that works for you and your lifestyle may seem difficult if you are just starting out. There are various ways to go about budgeting and doing so can allow you to live stress-free in regard to your finances. If you are unsure of where to begin, here are four ways you can get started on the path to getting your finances...
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Things to Consider Before Taking a Car to College

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From a student perspective, taking a car to college sounds like a great idea. Many parents, however, take a different stance. It doesn't matter if you are a student or parent, there are things to consider before making this very important decision. If you don't examine the pros and cons in great depth, it could end up causing you a headache in the long run. Here are three of the most important points to consider: Do...
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5 Things You Should Be Saving For

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For many people, spending money is more exciting than saving. Even if this is your belief, it doesn’t mean you should spend every less dime without ever putting any money in the bank. There are many reasons why people neglect to save, with this being one of the biggest culprits: they don’t know what they are saving for. Here are five things you should be saving for: 1. Retirement. At some point you will want to...
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In the event you need to consider what is first? Think "Emergencies" as we have see they can be a life changer such as the weather... Read More
Saturday, 04 December 2021 05:08
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Credit Card Fees: Watch for These

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It doesn’t matter if you’re searching for a new credit card or learning more about the one you already have, there’s an important question to answer: are you familiar with the fees associated with the card?Unless you can answer “yes” with 100 percent confidence, you have some work to do. If you’re uncertain of potential credit card fees, one or more of these could sneak up on you in the near future.An annual fee is a...
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Good points to be aware of. Sometimes the fees can offset the advantages of the card rewards.
Tuesday, 30 November 2021 04:32
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The Many Benefits of a Secured Credit Card

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Are you having a difficult time obtaining an unsecured credit card? Is this the result of no credit or bad credit? Have you given up on the process?While an unsecured credit card may be out of the question for the time being, there’s another option to consider: a secured credit card.With a secured credit card, you make a cash security deposit upfront that protects the credit card company. If you default, they have the right to...
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