5 Ways You’re in Denial About Your Money

Personal Finance

5 Ways You’re in Denial About Your Money

5 Ways You’re in Denial About Your Money

Are you in denial? So much in our lives is connected to money. If we choose to ignore it or downplay its importance to our wellbeing, we might soon discover devastating consequences down the road. If you have a financial problem, the best thing you can do is confront it as soon as possible. Granted,… Read More

The Myth of the 4-Year College Degree

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The Myth of the 4-Year College Degree

The Myth of the 4-Year College Degree

Americans of all ages grapple with the cost of higher education, whether it’s trying to save for the future, choosing a college or repaying student loan debt. Tuition and fees at U.S. colleges has increased an average of 5% every year for the last decade, and the $1.2 trillion in outstanding student loan debt is… Read More

10 Most Affordable Communities for Renters

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10 Most Affordable Communities for Renters

10 Most Affordable Communities for Renters

Housing expenses often take up the largest share of people’s monthly budgets, so if you can’t find affordable housing, it can make everything more difficult. People who live in densely populated areas know this all too well and understand that high rent prices are just a part of living where they want to be (I’m looking… Read More

Feds: Millions Targeted by ‘Phantom’ Debt Collection Scheme

Managing Debt

Feds: Millions Targeted by ‘Phantom’ Debt Collection Scheme

Feds: Millions Targeted by ‘Phantom’ Debt Collection Scheme

A Georgia firm called millions of consumers attempting to collect on “phantom” debts, and tricked consumers by citing personal information purchased from payday loan lead generators, federal investigators allege. A lawsuit against Universal Debt and Payment solutions and a host of related companies was revealed Wednesday, alleging the firm’s tactics included purchasing personal information from… Read More

7 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Save Money

Personal Finance

7 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Save Money

7 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Save Money

Life is expensive. If you prefer to spend on the fun parts like dinners out, special occasions and vacations, here are some useful hacks to save on the less-fun parts. The less-obvious savings methods outlined below can help you stretch your paycheck a little further on the everyday expenses. 1. Shop Smartly The way you spend… Read More

4 Lessons Baseball Can Teach You About Money

Personal Finance

4 Lessons Baseball Can Teach You About Money

4 Lessons Baseball Can Teach You About Money

The boys of summer are back and as baseball season begins again, there are some things we can learn. Beyond the rules of America’s favorite pastime, we can also learn some personal finance rules. Here are four ways baseball can help you get your finances in order. 1. 3 Strikes & You’re Out This phrase is… Read More

Last-Minute Tax Filers: Beware of This Obamacare Scam

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Last-Minute Tax Filers: Beware of This Obamacare Scam

Last-Minute Tax Filers: Beware of This Obamacare Scam

For all stripe of rip-off artist, tax season might as well be called open season. Scams are legion, and navigating a solution after the fact can be somewhere between maddening and negotiating an Iran deal that everyone likes. Last month the IRS issued a warning that received scant attention from the media, but nonetheless could… Read More

Lady Antebellum Will Pay Fans’ Mortgages

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Lady Antebellum Will Pay Fans’ Mortgages

Lady Antebellum Will Pay Fans’ Mortgages

If your taste in music doesn’t include country, you might want to reconsider and give Lady Antebellum a listen — the country music trio recently announced a sweepstakes with an unconventional grand prize: mortgage payments. Lady Antebellum has partnered with QuickenLoans to give seven fans a year’s worth of mortgage payments, between $12,000 and $24,000…. Read More

How to Compare Free Credit Monitoring Offers

Identity Theft

How to Compare Free Credit Monitoring Offers

How to Compare Free Credit Monitoring Offers

Given the frequency and scale of cyberattacks affecting U.S. companies, it’s likely your information has been or will be caught up in a data breach. And as we’ve seen in the past, companies that have experienced breaches usually offer their customers some sort of free credit monitoring or identity theft protection plan to help deal… Read More

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