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U.S. financial and economic topics from several finance writers.

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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Saving on Groceries: Easier than you Think

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When you step foot into a local grocery store or order pickup or delivery online, you will have two things on your mind: Finding and buying everything you needSaving money along the way It is easy to put a variety of items in your cart. It is not so easy to check-out, knowing that the final total could be more than you wanted to spend. With this day in age, things are just plain out getting...
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The Many Benefits of Refinancing your Mortgage

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Are you considering the thought of refinancing your mortgage? Before you make a decision, take a strong look at the potential advantages of doing so. There are times when this makes good sense, and times when you would be better off sticking with your current loan. The decision is up to you, however, you have to know how your finances will be impacted regardless of the decision you make. Lower your Interest Rate Let’s face it:...
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Affordable Car Insurance Starts with these Three Steps

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Are you buying car insurance for the first time? Are you interested in changing to a new provider for one reason or another? If you answer yes to either question, you know that finding affordable, quality coverage is extremely important. As challenging as it may sound, there are steps you can take to find an affordable policy, without giving up anything in terms of coverage. 1. Request multiple quotes. Believe it or not, there are people...
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Some additional information. Insurance Agents have tools today where they can enter the required information for a quote and hit s... Read More
Friday, 25 June 2021 04:23
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Being Frugal Takes the Right Mental Approach

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Being frugal is easier said than done. Even though you may be interested in saving money, no matter what it takes, if you don’t have the right mental approach you will find yourself coming up short. Once you change your approach, it will not be long before you are realizing the benefits of living a frugal lifestyle. In fact, you may soon find that this is easier than you ever believed possible. Getting in the right...
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1. Having the strength to say no. 2. Ability to differentiate necessary from unnecessary purchases. and 3. Being patient. The th... Read More
Wednesday, 23 June 2021 08:38
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3 Traits for Maintaining a Successful Budget

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Creating a budget is a big step on the path to a better financial life. However, maintaining your budget is even more important. Even if you start with good intentions, over time it is possible to get off track if you don’t know what you are doing. To ensure your success, here are three traits that will help you stay the course: 1. Motivation. Are you motivated to do the right thing in regards to your...
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3 Reasons You Need an Emergency Fund

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When you look at your emergency fund what do you see? While some people are happy with the amount of money they have saved, others come to realize the following: they need to make up ground in a hurry. Nobody wants to be faced with an emergency, but you never know what is going to happen in the future. Why not prepare for the worst but hope for the best? Here are three reasons why you...
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Great subject! In light of our current pandemic many a person has commented they were glad the family had set aside some money to ... Read More
Saturday, 27 February 2021 06:31
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5 Tips for Buying a Car in 2021

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With 2020 finally over, it won’t be long before you turn your attention to the new year. This means many things, including a focus on your finances. For some, buying a car in 2021 is one of the biggest decisions they will make. If you find yourself in this position, here are five tips you absolutely need to follow (you can get started today): Set a Budget Although you may not be purchasing right away, don’t...
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Don't Buy a New Car Until you Answer these Financial Questions

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Has the thought of buying a new car overcome your mind? Are you ready to make a deal happen? While you don’t want to kill your excitement, it is important to first consider what you are doing from a financial point of view. Here are three financial questions to answer before signing on the dotted line: 1: Would you be better off purchasing a used vehicle? This is a question many people struggle to answer. The...
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