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Tips for an Easy Fall Finance Checkup

With summer quickly coming to a close, it’s the perfect time to check in on your finances. The change of seasons is always a good time to take stock of where you are and what you’re doing financially, and make any necessary adjustments you need to reach your financial goals. It might surprise you how even a few small changes can add up to big s...


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5 Tips to Increase Your Chances of Getting a Raise

No matter how happy you are with your current job, you'd probably love to see more money in every paycheck (who wouldn't, right?). If it's been a while since the boss let you know you were getting a raise, it's time to do something about it. These five tips will help you increase your chances of getting a raise. Keep Your Skills in Top Shape Even...


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5 Essential Financial Moves for New Parents

Having a baby changes everything—including how you save and spend money. With so much going on after having a baby, it’s tempting to want to put off the financial piece of the puzzle until things settle down. But if you do, there’s a good chance you’ll keep pushing it down the road. These five tips for new parents will set your family on th...


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7 Tips to Bounce Back from Financial Mistakes

Very few people breeze through life without making some financial mistakes. Whether it’s getting behind on bills, getting talked into a bad investment, loaning money to a friend or family member who fails to pay it back, or any other money mishap, it can stop you from working toward your financial goals. Fortunately, though, it doesn’t have to....


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Post-Disaster Financial Checklist

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many Americans are in the process of rebuilding their lives following a natural disaster. After the initial shock passes, there are a number of things individuals and families must tackle as they try to return to day-to-day life. But even if you don’t live an area that’s prone to hurricanes, earthqu...


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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...