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What Does Filing For Bankruptcy Mean For Your Finances?

If you are in a considerable amount of debt, you may be considering filing for bankruptcy.  This may seem like an easy way out, but there is much more to filing for bankruptcy than most people realize.  In this post we will cover what bankruptcy is, how it works and what the difference is between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. What Exactly Is Bankruptcy? Filing for bankruptcy is…

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Five Ways To Reduce Your Student Loan Debt Today

If you are looking to reduce your student loan debt, you are not alone.  Current graduates are carrying upwards of $1.5 trillion in student loan debt.  In the midst of so much uncertainty with the coronavirus pandemic, there is some silver lining.  The CARES Act forbearance period for student loans overlaps with the student loan grace period.  This provides borrowers with a chance to pay down some of their…

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How Does The Mortgage Preapproval Process Work?

Are you thinking about purchasing a new home within the next few months? If so, you’ll want to know about the mortgage preapproval process before you start shopping around. Typically, you’ll want to get preapproved for a mortgage around the same time you start seriously looking at properties.  This is because the preapproval typically expires after three months. In this article, we’ll explain why you need to get preapproved…

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5 Ways To Lower Your Monthly Cell Phone Bill

Do you dread paying your cell phone bill every month? If you’re like most people, you’re basically tethered to your cell phone, but you hate paying the high cost of using it. If you could save money on your cell phone bill, how else would you use that money? Would you pay down debt or save for the future? In this article, we share five tips for saving on…

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Need Cash? Here Are The Benefits and Drawbacks of Taking a Cash Advance

Have you ever considered taking a cash advance? If you’re not familiar with the term, it is a short-term cash loan that you can get from a credit card issuer. The loan will be taken against your credit card’s credit line. When you’re short on cash and need quick and easy access to money, a cash advance can seem very appealing. However, like most types of loans, a cash…

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What Are Closing Costs in Real Estate?

If you’re thinking about buying a home at some point in the future, you’ll want to be aware of closing costs you will need to pay when it comes time to solidify your home purchase.  Closing costs vary on a state-by-state basis, but they’re typically 2 to 5% of the loan principal.   According to ClosingCorp, a real estate data firm, the average total for closing costs in the U.S. is…

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Credit Card Relief During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  Credit card relief during the current coronavirus pandemic may be something you are curious about.  Many people are suffering financial hardships right now with lost jobs and wages. If you are already in debt, this is something that can really help you out at least temporarily.  With that being said,  many credit card issuers are offering various forms of credit card relief to their cardholders. In this article,…

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5 Side Gigs From Home You Can Do Now

Many Americans are looking for side gigs from home right now.  Sheltering in place is still a real thing for many Americans.  With certain states seeing surges in Covid-19 cases, leaving the house is something people are not looking to do. But what about work?  With so many people losing their jobs, household finances are taking a major hit.  With that being said, the gig economy is now booming…

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5 Money Mistakes To Avoid Right Now

Money mistakes is something you want to avoid during an uncertain time like now.  Unfortunately, during times of uncertainty, people will start to make poor financial decisions.  Poor money decisions made now can really cost you financially down the line. Here are five money mistakes to avoid making during uncertain times like now.   You stop making your bill payments Money is tight for so many people and without…

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Quarantine Credit Card Debt? Five Ways To Manage It Effectively

Credit card debt is nothing new to the majority of Americans.  According to Nerdwallet, the average household was carrying over $6500 in credit card debt in 2019. Fast forward to coronavirus circa 2020 and people have piled up even more debt.  Even though you may have had debt carried over from the previous year, getting your credit card debt to a manageable place will help you more easily recover…

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