Defaulted Student Loans: A Borrower’s Worst Nightmare

The more I learn about student loans, the more I see them as a double-edged sword poised to either help you or beat you down. On the one hand, student loans can be an excellent tool for completing higher education to launch a career and expand your earning capacity. But they can also be a…
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The Ultimate Guide To Marriage And Money: 5 Tips For Success

Do you and your partner avoid money discussions because it tends to create too much tension in your relationship? Or maybe you do try to address money issues as a couple, but it always seems to end in a fight followed by a door-slam. Why are some couples successful when discussing financial matters while others…
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Saving Money While Fishing

Saving Money Before, During, and After the Season As you probably already know, fishing can be an expensive hobby. Basic needs for fishing include rods, reels, boats, motors, trolling motors, life preservers, etc, etc. Even a modest fishing enthusiast can spend $2500 or more on these basic start-up materials. My mom always teased my dad,…
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How To Prepare Financially For Adopting A Pet

I’m a dog person and I treat my pets like family. I’ll be the first to tell you that adding a new member to the family is a huge decision. When you adopt a pet you are committing to care for your pet’s lifetime of needs, so making sure that you are ready for pet…
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Budget Help Tip Of The Week: Saving At The Grocery Store

Before our last grocery excursion, my wife and I were discussing at which market we would spend our hard earned dollars. After much debating we decided there had to be a better (and cheaper) way to shop. We always decided what we wanted to eat, then made a list, and hoped some of the items…
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