What To Do About Those Black Friday Charges

This Friday we’re flashing back to a post from last year talking about how to deal with credit card charges from Black Friday (or any other day really).  So what next? If you got some amazing Black Friday deals and put those items on a credit card, you need to figure out the best repayment…
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Improve Your Credit Score

Raise Your Credit Score With These 6 Tips

Credit scores are mysterious. If you miss a payment, your credit score will likely drop; but it’s impossible to know by how many points. That’s because our scores are made up of several factors. If you’re looking to improve your score, the good news is there are specific actions you can take. Reduce Debt Load How…
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Online Shopping: How Websites Get Us To Overspend

You can buy almost anything while shopping online these days…from clothes to furniture to food and even vehicles. While it is convenient and sometimes there are cost saving benefits, there are also money traps that you can get caught in which make you overspend. Beware of these overspending lures: Sales When there are annual sales…
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Just Say ‘No’ To Opening That Store Card

“Would you like to save 10% today by opening a [insert store name here] credit card?” While it may be tempting to open up a card to save money, read through the pros and cons below before taking that new credit card plunge. Pros Saves you money right now Opening up that card would save…
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A Year-End Financial Checklist: 6 Things To Do Before 2018

Many people make New Year’s financial resolutions or review their finances to start off the new year. However, it is a great idea to review your finances before 2017 ends. Here is a year-end financial checklist to help you kick-start your finances in 2018. Review what you’ve spent Look over where you spent your money. Some…
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