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  • 5 Ways to Slash Your Monthly Expenses

    It can often seem like your monthly income flows right back out. If you feel like your money is gone before you even have a chance to choose where it goes, you may need to get a...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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  • 5 Things You Absolutely Need to Find in Your Credit Reports

    You probably already know it’s a good idea to review your credit reports and your credit scores. But what happens when you get a copy of your credit report and you aren’t sure what to make of...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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  • The Pre-Recession Housing Problem That’s About to Slam Homeowners

    The home equity line of credit (HELOC) had been around for many years before it became a hugely popular financial product in the early 2000s. When the financial crisis happened in 2008, drastically lower home valuations put...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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  • Amex Raises APRs on 1 Million Credit Cards: What You Can Do

    More than one million American Express credit card customers are going to see their APRs experience an increase in mid-April, according to a letter sent to affected customers (the timing may be different for you). See why...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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  • 6 Members of Congress With the Most Student Loan Debt

    Americans sometimes find it difficult to relate to members of Congress, particularly from a financial standpoint. That’s understandable: Lawmakers are, on average, significantly wealthier than the average American, and about half of Congress (50.8%) is made up...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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  • Debt Consolidation USA Explains How Drugstores Offer Great Bargains

    Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 07, 2015 Debt Consolidation USA shared in a recently published article how drugstores are able to offer great savings to consumers treading on a tight budget. The article titled “Best Bargains At Drugstores”...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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  • Angry Man by Steve Rhode
    What Happens If You Boycott Your Student Loans?

    Fifteen former Corinthian Colleges students are angry. The group alleges they were taken advantage of and targeted by the for-profit college system. They’re not the first to complain about the institution, but what makes these students different is that they’re...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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  • The Most Important Question to Ask Yourself Before You Take Out Student Loans

    At some point in your decision to go to college or get an advanced degree, you may need to ask yourself an extremely important question: How much money do I need to borrow? The key word there is...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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  • The Fresh Start of a Bankruptcy May Restore Credit Faster

    People consider filing bankruptcy when the alternative has become worse. Figuring out if you are at that point though can be difficult. One misconception that makes people hesitate to file bankruptcy is the impact on their credit....

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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  • 10 Cities Where Identity Theft Is a Huge Problem

    Fraud can happen anywhere, but certain places seem to have it worse than others. The Federal Trade Commission recently published its annual report on consumer complaints, and it includes rankings for cities with the most fraud reports,...

    • Posted March 5, 2015
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  • A Student Loan Repayment Trick That Can Save You Money

    It’s common knowledge you can save money by paying off loans and other debts quickly or ahead of schedule. You can also save money by making monthly payments as planned, if you put in a little extra...

    • Posted March 5, 2015
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  • Money Isn’t the Root of all Evil…it’s Procrastination

    We’ve all heard the phrase, “Money is the root of all evil.” After 22 years of counseling hundreds of investors and savers, I’m pretty sure it’s procrastination. Procrastination can kill you when it comes to saving. Putting...

    • Posted March 5, 2015
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  • Is College a Good Return on Investment. Facts are Surprising.

    Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) March 05, 2015 PayScale, Inc., the world’s leading provider of on-demand compensation data and software, today announced the 2015 PayScale College Return on Investment (ROI) Report. “How much student loan debt college kids and...

    • Posted March 5, 2015
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  • Seven Individuals Indicted in Multimillion-Dollar Business Opportunity Fraud Scam

    Scheme Victimized More Than 1,000 Individuals throughout the United States The Justice Department announced today the unsealing of an indictment charging seven individuals in connection with a vending machine “business opportunity” that defrauded thousands of victims across...

    • Posted March 5, 2015
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  • Direct Marketer Agrees to Pay $8 Million for Deceiving Consumers

    Company Pitched Snuggies and Other Products on TV, Often Billing Consumers without Their Consent A direct marketing company selling “as-seen-on-TV” type products such as Snuggies and the Magic Mesh door cover has agreed to pay $ 7.5...

    • Posted March 5, 2015
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