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5 Essential Financial Lessons to Teach Your Kids

If you’re a parent, you have the power to shape your children’s financial futures. From a very young age, kids see how you conduct your financial life, and will follow your lead as they start to earn, save and spend money. Be sure you are modeling the types of behaviors that will lead to your children being responsible with money. Here are five...


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What Happens to Debt After Death?

When a loved one passes away, the last thing you want to worry about is whether they have outstanding debts to deal with. But when the initial shock and sadness passes, there are a number of financial issues that you need to address, and debt is among them. Take a look at some of the common questions that come up regarding debt after death. Of cour...


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Our 5 Favorite Quotes About Saving Money

For as long as money has existed, people have had thoughts and opinions about it. And while not everyone will agree about the best ways to earn, save and spend money, many wise people have weighed in with their thoughts on money over the years. Here are several quotes about money that resonate with us — whether they were spoken recently or hundre...


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Hard vs. Soft Credit Pull — What’s the Difference?

When it comes to your credit, it’s hard to know if all the information you see and hear is true. For example, does applying for a credit card really lower your score? What about getting pre-approved for a mortgage or applying for an auto loan? And you’ve probably heard you should check your credit score regularly, but might be worried that doin...


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How to Raise Your Child to Be a Saver

We aren’t born knowing how to handle money and finances. While it seems some people are natural savers and others burn through money the moment they get it, it’s not necessarily nature that causes those behaviors. More often, it’s that we’ve been taught — likely unintentionally — to be a spender or a saver. Fortunately, it’s possible ...


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5 Uncomfortable Money Moments (and How to Handle Them)

We’ve all been there. Someone asks a highly personal question about your finances in front of a group of people. Or you get stuck paying way more than your portion of a bill on a group dinner. There are any number of uncomfortable money moments that inevitably pop up from time to time. But when handled correctly, you can breeze by them gracefully...