Category "Personal Finance"

Put down the credit card and turn off the Home Shopping Network. Let’s get to work and explore some ways to improve your personal financial position. From money saving tips and banking strategies to developing a budget and ditching wasteful habits, we’re kicking out some ideas to get you moving the right direction. Have something to add? We’re all ears.

Personal Finance

Money Management Tips for New Couples

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Whether you have been living together for years or just recently set a wedding date and want to be roommates first, developing solid money management skills as a team is...

Living

How Americans Pay for Their Wedding

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In this era of high technology and social media, it’s no wonder that weddings have morphed into extravagant fêtes that cost a small fortune. With everyone sharing ideas and comparing...

Personal Finance

Tips for New Investors

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Has news of the rebounding stock market piqued your interest? Perhaps you have a little money set aside and have been contemplating trying your hand at some “Big Board” action?...

Personal Finance

Teaching Teens About Money

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Although even very young children are capable of learning simple concepts about money, it’s the middle to high school crowd that it benefits the most. Because this age group is...

Personal Finance

How Do Americans Spend Their Money?

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As another tax season has come and gone, many Americans are already planning on how they’ll spend their hard-earned tax refunds. From planning family vacations to funding home improvement projects...

Living

Considering becoming a mystery shopper? Read this first.

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Have you heard of “mystery shopping?” It’s a service where companies hire qualified people to “shop” at a designated place and report back about their experience. Here’s how the Mystery...

Living

Free Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

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Moms are special, and they deserve a special day. Unfortunately, your wallet is empty and the special Mom in your life needs a special gift. You need to come up...

Personal Finance

Budgeting Tips for Recent College Grads

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Graduating from college is truly one of life’s milestones. It is just unfortunate that so many young adults take this big step into adulthood without a financial plan. All too...

Personal Finance

Ways to Force Yourself to Save Money

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Saving money doesn’t come easily to a lot of people. It’s one thing to open a savings account, but it’s another thing entirely to have the discipline to contribute to...

Personal Finance

Smart Ways to Drop that C-Note

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In days gone by, having a $100 bill in your pocket meant something. The prospects for how to indulge just one piece of folding money with Mr. Franklin’s picture on...

Personal Finance

Low Cost Ways to Exercise

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If you’re trying to make good on your New Year’s resolution to exercise, but can’t justify those high-priced gym memberships, you should check out these bank account-friendly workouts: 1. Run...

Personal Finance

Changing the Way You Shop

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It is possible to save money on items that are essential and on those that are not. What gets many people into trouble is impulse buying, even with necessary things...

Personal Finance

Creative Ways to Save For A Down Payment

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Conventional mortgages typically require borrowers to put down 5%-20% of the loan value. Although this may not sound like a lot, when it comes to purchasing higher-value homes or if...

Mortgage

The Debate Over The Mortgage Deduction Continues

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The housing market is starting to recover in earnest, fueling a debate over the mortgage interest tax deduction, according to a recent article from CNN Money. Lobby groups and politicians on both...