4 Easy Steps to Getting Out of Debt When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed

Getting out of debt can be hard. If you’re in debt, you know it’s stressful (otherwise why would you have clicked on this article?). And if you don’t feel stressed by your debt, you’re probably ignoring your debt, which is infinitely worse. Like many of you, I’ve been there. I know how it feels to have debt constantly looming over your head. I know what the guilt feels like every time you pull out your credit card to pay for groceries because you need to use credit– because you can’t afford to buy them in cash. I know the soul-sucking feeling of seeing […]

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11 of the Best Work from Home Jobs for Steady Income

Many Americans are tired of the traditional 9 to 5. Now more than ever, people are turning to the internet in search of work from home jobs to either supplement their current income, or completely replace it. Are you looking for a change of pace from the daily office grind? Want a little more freedom in setting your own hours? If you are not thrilled about hustling to the workplace each morning or you’re looking for some extra work outside of your normal job, there has never been a better time than now to work from home. The internet has created […]

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10 Mistakes to Avoid as a First Time Homebuyer

Buying that first home is one of the most exciting – and nerve-wracking – of experiences. It’s also a minefield with lots of opportunities to trip the unwary. The best way to ensure your first-time homebuying experience turns out well is by conducting research and performing due diligence. Initial home buying is a major life event, but remember that every homeowner was once a first time homebuyer. 1. Not Getting Preapproved Before you go house shopping, find out how much a mortgage broker is willing to lend you. Prequalification and pre-approval are two different things, and you want the latter. […]

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Hey, Grads! Don’t Forget About the Student Loan Interest Deduction

Getting a college degree that will lead to a great job is the goal of every college student. But one of the cold realities of college is that it usually comes with a lot of debt. Debt that takes years to pay off. Since a college grad’s student debt is usually quite large and also long term, it’s important to take advantage of every money saving opportunity that’s available to you. For instance, employers often have programs that will help you pay back some of your student debt. There are also programs that will forgive a portion of your debt if […]

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Do You Know Your Credit Score? Here’s Why It’s So Important

Did you know that having a low credit score can increase the cost of a 5 year $20,000 car loan by over $5,000? It’s true, and less than 25% of consumers are aware of it, according to a recent survey. When it comes to saving money and making smarter financial choices, many of us don’t fully appreciate the impact our credit score has on our financial wellbeing. There are a few different credit scores, but FICO® Scores are used by lenders more than any other brand of credit scores. According to Blaine Lyerla, Managing Editor at Experian, FICO Scores are developed by the […]

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