5 Ways To Pay Off A Loan Early

5 Ways To Pay Off A Loan Early
5 Ways To Pay Off A Loan Early

If you’re like most Americans, you owe money toward a large loan. Whether that means carrying thousands of dollars in credit card debt, having a hefty mortgage in your name or making car loan payments each month, loan debt is part of your life. This means you’re looking at hundreds of dollars in interest payments

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5 Tips For Your First Spring Break On A Budget

5 Tips For Your First Spring Break On A Budget
5 Tips For Your First Spring Break On A Budget

It’s your first spring break and you’re totally psyched! But that doesn’t mean you need to break the bank. Have yourself an awesome time without blowing your budget by following these five spring break tips. 

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Don't Get Caught In A Crowd Funding Scam

Don't Get Caught In A Crowdfunding Scam
Don't Get Caught In A Crowdfunding Scam

The days of handouts and begging loans off wealthy relatives are fast becoming extinct. Today, if you need boatloads of money—whether it’s to help you cover an expensive emergency or to fund a new business idea—you only need to appeal to the vast audience of the internet and wait

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Your Complete Guide To Renter's Insurance

Your Complete Guide To Renters Insurance
Your Complete Guide To Renters Insurance

Q: I’ve just signed a lease on a new apartment and I’m wondering if I should be taking out a renter’s insurance policy as well. What do I need to know? 

A: Purchasing a renter’s insurance policy when signing a lease on a new apartment

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Tax Code Changes 2019

Tax Code Changes 2019
Tax Code Changes 2019

The tax code gets a bit of an overhaul each year, and with the changes, it can get confusing. No worries, though; we’ll walk you through everything you need to know for 2019.   

Most amendments to the tax code will only begin to affect taxpayers in April 2019. However, some of the changes can impact the financial choices you

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Tax Scams 2019

Tax Scams 2019
Tax Scams 2019

Each year, the IRS publishes the “Dirty Dozen,” a list of 12 scams that are rampant during that year’s tax season. 
This year, the IRS is cautioning taxpayers to be extra vigilant because of a 60% increase in email phishing scams over the past year. This is particularly disheartening, since it comes on the heels of a steady decline in phishing scams

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Should I Sign Up For Budget Billing?

Should I Sign Up For Budget Billing
Should I Sign Up For Budget Billing?

Q: My steep utility bills in the winter and summer months always throw my budget for a loop. Should I sign up for budget billing? 

A: Budget billing can simplify your utility payments by making each month the same fixed amount, but it’s important to

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7 Ways To De-Stress For Less!

7 Ways To De-Stress For Less!
7 Ways To De-Stress For Less!

Winter doldrums got you down? The empty calendar making you feel blue? Don’t pull out your wallet for some “retail therapy” just yet! 

Right now is the time of year when the blues hit the hardest, so many people turn to their favorite foods, a round of shopping or some other costly means of escape. However

Category: Financial Wellness
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5 Common Tax Mistakes To Avoid

5 Common Tax Mistakes To Avoid
5 Common Tax Mistakes To Avoid
  1. Faulty Math – A small miscalculation can throw off all your numbers and get you into trouble with the IRS.
  2. Name Changes and Misspellings – If you’ve recently changed your legal name, let the Social Security Administration know.
  3. Omitting
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All You Need to Know about Facebook’s Latest Bug

All You Need to Know about Facebook’s Latest Bug
All You Need to Know about Facebook’s Latest Bug

With its wide range of features, easy-to-use interface and streamlined access, Facebook is the darling of the social media age. It helps people stay connected with family and friends, allows new relationships to blossom and creates a culture of community for

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