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Options Besides Cable or Satellite TV

Cable prices are getting pretty ridiculous these days. It’s not only the cable packages but the pay-per-view movies as well. Satellite services can be just as expensive as cable television. Many people are looking for other options because their monthly bills are getting too costly. If you’re on a budget then your cable and telephone bills […]

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Understanding Your Credit Score

What Is A Credit Score? A credit score is a three-digit number ranging from about 300-850 that reflects your credit risk level. It is a snapshot of your credit risk at a particular point in time and is calculated using a mathematical equation with information from your credit report. Lenders use your score to evaluate […]

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Teaching Teens to Save Money Before College

Before your teenager leaves for college, it’s important to teach them valuable money skills so that they learn not only how to take care of themselves, but also how to stay out of debt. If you teach your teen how to make smart money choices now, it can have a lasting impression on their financial […]

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Teaching Children About Money

When it comes to teaching your children about money, think of it as teaching them survival skills. If you do not teach them about money–budgeting, saving, shopping and credit–it will be left to trial and error, which could prove costly and time consuming. Since only about 10% of young people learn personal money management in […]

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Surviving Unemployment

Worrying about money is just one of the many stresses involved in losing a job – but it is a major one. You’ll want to halt all unnecessary spending. Go into ‘crisis mode’ and get real conservative with your spending. Finding new employment may take longer than you expect, and you’ll need to deal with […]

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Refinancing Loans

THE INS AND OUTS OF REFINANCING A CAR LOAN: WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW BEFORE THEY DECIDE TO DO IT So, it’s time to begin refinancing the car loan. The payments are becoming just too much to handle. There’s no other way out. Before some of you make that call to the bank or creditor, […]

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Identity Theft Protection

[column class=”twelve] Identity theft is a serious crime that exploded in the 1990’s and continues to grow. It occurs when someone obtains or attempts to obtain your personal identifying information (name, address, account numbers, social security number, etc.) for his own use. Identity theft protection is valuable because a thief may apply for new credit, […]

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How Credit Card Bills Are Calculated

Each month, millions of people receive a paper bill in the mail from their credit card companies, or they visit the company’s website to get their bills electronically. Even though they submit a payment, they do not necessarily know what all of the fees and sums on the bill mean. Let’s take a closer look […]

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Becoming Debt Free Starts Here

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