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Personal finance basics to tackle TODAY

Sunday, June 19, 2011

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Personal finance basics to tackle TODAY

If you are like many of us, you probably visit several websites and read financial literature frequently. Many of us are really reading these articles to kill time, even though they often have useful advice. Reading is a form of entertainment, after all… but reading won’t do you any good if you don’t take action. […]

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New Financial Education App From Visa

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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New Financial Education App From Visa

Financial literacy in America is currently in a sorry state, and Visa is seeking to improve the financial acumen of both American kids and adults. To this end, they have introduced a free iPhone App titled The Practical Money Skills Calculators. A wide array of features comes along with this app, and it can be […]

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Is Debt Consolidation The Right Choice For You?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

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Is Debt Consolidation The Right Choice For You?

Ads for debt consolidation are omnipresent on television, radio and the Internet. What exactly is debt consolidation? Many of us have a multiplicity of bills — store cards, credit cards, car payment, medical bills, etc. Debt Consolidation aims to combine all of your outstanding debts into one new single debt — ideally with a lower […]

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Cosigning For Your Kid’s Credit Card

Sunday, May 9, 2010

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Cosigning For Your Kid’s Credit Card

It used to be that any college student with a pulse was bombarded with a multiplicity of credit card offers. Each issuer had a student card program, and the issue of needing a cosigner never came into play. Many students obtained these credit cards, and, unfortunately, an appreciable number of them got in over their […]

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Pay Your Mortgage Off Quicker With This Trick

Sunday, May 2, 2010

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Pay Your Mortgage Off Quicker With This Trick

Homeowners typically pay their mortgage once per month on a fixed due date, but with a slight change can take years off their mortgage. The trick is paying biweekly. If you send in a check for half of your mortgage payment every two weeks, it ends up being 13 months worth of payments by the […]

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Paying Off Multiple Credit Cards

Sunday, May 2, 2010

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Paying Off Multiple Credit Cards

One of the things that got us into this economic mess was the wholesale nba jerseys availability of easy credit. A few years ago, it seemed that they were handing out credit cards on the street to anyone who wanted one, and as a result, too many people got too many cards. As times got […]

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