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

Ways to Save Money in College

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Unless you are an outlier, most people do not have a lot of money in college. It is imperative to find ways to save money in college. Also, for most college students, this is the first time really having to budget and manage money on your own. You might not know all the tips and tricks to make your money last. Below are a few helpful tips to help save money while in college. Use the...
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How to Exercise on a Budget

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Exercising is very important, but can be hard to do on a budget.  However, you do not need a pricey gym membership or fancy equipment to get regular exercise. With a little creativity, you can find many ways to exercise for little or no money. Below a several ways to exercise without breaking the bank. Take a walk : Walking is one of the easiest and least expensive forms of exercise. All you need is a...
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To add, some Health Insurance Policies also have a 'Wellness' Component that would allow for a monthly amount to be applied to app... Read More
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 06:20
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How to Save Money on Back to School Shopping

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  The start of the school year is just around the corner. Here are some strategies to help you save money on back to school shopping this year. Start by rounding up all of the school supplies you already own. You may already have plenty of school supplies lying around your house, forgotten at the bottom of a drawer or the back of a closet. Determine what can be reused this school year before you set...
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What Things Can Make Your Credit Score Drop

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Your credit score is an important number to keep up with, especially if you have a major loan coming up. For example, if you're planning to buy a house or car in the next few months, your credit score affects whether you're approved for a loan and the terms. Your credit score also impacts whether you have to pay a security deposit when you apply for utilities and similar services. Credit scores go up and down...
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This writing covers well the factors of credit. Would add that there are many schools of thought on closing accounts ranging from ... Read More
Thursday, 15 August 2019 20:12
Frank
I agree that accounts for the most part should not be closed.
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 11:00
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Cheap Travel Tips

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It is in the middle of the summer and many people are traveling on vacation with their families. You probably want to save a few dollars and not spend all of your money traveling. However, don’t let money stop you from traveling, there are tons of ways to travel cheap on a budget. Pay for your transportation with points : earning credit card points and miles will help you redeem them for travel. There are also...
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How Does the Fed Rate Affect You?

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The federal reserve recently announced that it cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter percentage point, the first cut since the 2008 financial crisis. The new short-term range will be between 2% and 2.25%. The rate they reduced is the federal funds rate, which is what banks and other financial institutions charge one another for very short-term borrowing. Most consumers don’t do that sort of overnight borrowing, but the Fed’s moves still affect the borrowing...
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The loss of jobs is ever a sad perspective but, when you realize we are in the longest period of growth ever, it is not surprising... Read More
Thursday, 15 August 2019 19:58
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How to Pay Medical Bills you Cannot Afford

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If you are young and healthy, you probably are not that concerned about medical coverage. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t have an unexpected medical emergency and get you stuck with a huge medical bill. Some medical expenses can be so high they reach over 5 figures. Below are a few helpful tips and ideas. Please feel free to write any questions in the comments section below. Understand what happens when bills go unpaid: After a...
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Good information and your stressing the point about not ignoring the medical bills as they can affect your future for many years i... Read More
Thursday, 15 August 2019 20:02
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Do You Need Money to Start a Small Business?

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There is a lot that goes into starting a small business, with the financial side of doing so requiring plenty of attention. In a perfect scenario, you’d have all the money you need to start and grow your business from the ground up. But, even if this isn’t the case, there are still things you can do to get up and running. Here are several ways to secure financing to start a small business: •    Friends...
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Opening a new business may allow you to utilize governmental programs based on funding from state and local governments as part of... Read More
Saturday, 10 August 2019 07:08
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How Long is Debt Valid?

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If you're dealing with multiple debts on your credit report or you're getting calls and letters from debt collectors, you may wonder if the debt is still valid. Debts generally don't "go away" just because they get older. However, older debts do reach a period where they should no longer affect you or your credit. There's a one time limit that a debt can be listed on your credit report and another for the amount of...
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Learned a lot in this Blog! WOW! Reminds me of "tip toeing through the tulips" as you need to be ever so careful! Many legals to w... Read More
Saturday, 10 August 2019 07:00
Frank
I had no idea debt was valid for this long! Great information!!
Monday, 26 August 2019 13:37
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Three Things You Should Do When You Suspect Identity Theft

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A suspicious charge on your credit card. Calls from collectors about accounts you didn't know of. Alerts of new inquiries on your credit report. These can all be signs that someone has stolen your identity. Confirming identity theft can take time. But if you think someone may be using your personal information, you want to prevent them from leaving more damage for you to clean up. Here's what you should do if you think your identity...
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credit monitoring is a must. It doesn't 100% protect you, but it definitely helps limit your risk and your downside.
Monday, 26 August 2019 13:37
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