Four Ways to Better Commit to Your Personal Finance Resolutions in the New Year

Personal finance resolutions are great in theory but you need to stay committed to them in order to make them a real thing.  We are full force into the New Year and you are hopefully sticking to your personal finance goals thus far.  With that being said, we all know studies have shown how quickly we lose traction with these types of goals.  In January of every year, nearly…

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5 Ways To Pay Less in Taxes For 2020

If you are looking to pay less in taxes this season, this post is for you.  Don’t worry, we are not suggesting you finagle your way around paying taxes if you owe them.  What we are saying is that there are some perfectly acceptable ways to keep more of your hard-earned dollars in your pocket. Here are five ways you can pay less in taxes and save some money…

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How Unemployment Can Affect Your Credit Score

Unemployment and your credit score are tied together in ways you may not have thought of.  Even though we are seeing an uptick in employment levels, job loss is still a fact of life for many Americans. The loss of a job can really wreak havoc on your finances and in some ways your credit. In this post we will discuss the affects unemployment can have on your credit.…

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Should You Bring Up Your Credit Score on a First Date?

Dating and finances are a hot topic whether you are currently single or hoping to be in a serious relationship.  According to Marriage.com, the second top reason that couples divorce is because they can’t stop fighting over money. So, it is vital you become comfortable talking about personal finances if you want to give your relationship the best chance of surviving. However, one question remains – when is it…

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How to Use Social Media to Improve Your Credit Score

If you are looking to improve your credit score, you may not think social media would be helpful. Social media is more than memes, celebrity gossip, fitness tips, and pictures of your friends’ babies.  Did you know that you can find many personal finance resources on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest? Not only are they easy to find, but they’re also easy to save and share…

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How to Protect Your Credit Score and Financial Information

One way to protect your credit score is to guard your financial information. Before e-commerce and online banking, we didn’t have to work so hard to protect our financial identity. However, a determined enough hacker can access whatever information he or she would like to gain.   Luckily, you can take steps to safeguard your financial information and keep the identity thieves away, so they never have the chance…

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Five Signs Your Finances Need The Benefits of a Budget

The benefits of a budget are well documented yet few people get excited by the word. In fact, according to a debt.com poll, only 25% of people think they need a budget.  Most people associate the word with maintaining stringent self-discipline, cutting back on their favorite things, clipping coupons, and eating instant ramen. However, sometimes a budget is exactly what you need to get your financial life back on…

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Your Personal Finance To-Do List for the First Quarter of 2020

Do you feel excited about this New Year and taking the appropriate steps toward finally achieving your personal finance goals? You are not alone, according to a Wallethub survey, upwards of 99 million Americans are making finances their top resolution for this coming year.  With that being said, it is time to get motivated, and hit the ground running before the winter doldrums start to sap your energy and…

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Five Reasons To Shop at Wholesale Clubs

If you are looking for reasons to shop at wholesale clubs, you are not alone.  Costco has over 90 millions members! If you’re in the process of repairing your credit or trying to save money  you may be wondering, “Should I shop at wholesale clubs?”   In this article, we explore the topic more deeply, so you can make the decision that’s right for you. Here are five reasons to…

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