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Common Financial Mistakes College Grads Make

College graduates might think that the time to have some fun has finally arrived, and while a bit of relaxation has definitely been well-earned, kicking back to focus only on fun can be a dangerous mindset. The decisions made fresh … Continue reading

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Should You Pay Down Debt or Invest Instead?

Juggling all your financial commitments can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. It is not an easy task to make sure all the bills are paid on time and you have put away some cash into different investment vehicles to cover … Continue reading

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Money advice parents can pass on to their kids!

Parents can set a good example for their kids by passing on these pearls of wisdom, but remember that kids can tell if you are only paying lip service to any principle, so if you are going to talk the … Continue reading

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How Much to Save Before Buying Your First House

Buying a house is an important milestone, but it can also be a frightening experience. The fear of not having enough money to complete the purchase or of running into trouble after the mortgage is in process can be enough … Continue reading

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Financial Mistakes Newlyweds Make

When you think of the issues newlyweds are likely to face, you might begin to picture battles over how to share the physical space, discussions on when to start a family or even the interference of in-laws in the new … Continue reading

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4 Ideas to Get Extra Money

While the notion of free money might sound a bit like a gimmick, there are actually a few ways to get money at no cost and with little or no effort. In fact, the ideas listed below don’t even require … Continue reading

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How to Stop Lifestyle Inflation in its Tracks

Billboards, television ads, radio commercials, magazines and even interacting with friends and neighbors, all these influences constantly push a message to buy. Consumerism has become a part of our culture, so there is an ever increasing urge to increase your … Continue reading

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B is for Budgeting, B is for Baby

Having a baby is an emotional experience and money rarely ever factors heavily into the decision of whether or not to have a child. Nevertheless, thinking about your budget when you discover that your baby will soon be born can … Continue reading

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How to Get Luxury Vacation Deals

Who says you need to save every penny you earn and vow to eat Ramen noodles for the next twelve months to be able afford a luxury vacation? Of course, it couldn’t hurt to plan ahead and start saving a … Continue reading

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How to Save Money on Baby Items

A new baby brings with it a heap of excitement and a free pass to go on a crazed spending spree. Babies are precious gifts, but they can inspire intense urges to get everything possible regardless of the cost. First … Continue reading

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