This Woman Only Dates Men With Good Credit Scores

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This Woman Only Dates Men With Good Credit Scores

This Woman Only Dates Men With Good Credit Scores

“I need a man who has his life together and can pay his bills.” That’s not a jaded divorcée talking. It’s 22-year-old Martina Paillant of Brooklyn, New York. In a recent interview with The New York Post, Paillant said she was raised in a family of professionals who took handling their money very seriously. “I have no student... Read More

5 Steps That Let Me Quit the Cubicle

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5 Steps That Let Me Quit the Cubicle

5 Steps That Let Me Quit the Cubicle

I recently quit my job. I didn’t quit working. I just quit working for someone else. It’s been more than a month now and my husband and business partner, David, and I feel as good about our decision today as the day I left. One of the best parts about quitting my traditional job is... Read More

College Finances 101: How to Adult With Money

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College Finances 101: How to Adult With Money

College Finances 101: How to Adult With Money

A lot of parents teach their kids about financial responsibility, like how to balance a checkbook, why it’s important to check your credit scores, how to save for a rainy day, be frugal with your money and not overspend with credit cards. This article isn’t for them. This is a financial primer for those of you leaving... Read More

8 Reasons You Should Live Beneath Your Means

Personal Finance

8 Reasons You Should Live Beneath Your Means

8 Reasons You Should Live Beneath Your Means

Many Americans struggle to make ends meet. This often results in both financial and marital stress for couples. After digging out from under more than $37,000 in debt, my husband and I changed the way we look at money and now, we live beneath our means. Changing the way that we looked at money was... Read More

11 States Where $1 Goes the Farthest

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11 States Where $1 Goes the Farthest

11 States Where $1 Goes the Farthest

A dollar isn’t always a dollar, as a recent report makes clear. Sometimes it’s $1.15. Other times it’s less than 85 cents, and it all boils down to where you live. That’s the finding of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, which published in July its report for 2014 prices for household consumption across the country. Your dollar will... Read More

Going Broke Because Your Kid Plays Travel Soccer (or Some Other Absurdly Expensive Activity)? Here’s How to Save

Personal Finance

Going Broke Because Your Kid Plays Travel Soccer (or Some Other Absurdly Expensive Activity)? Here’s How to Save

Going Broke Because Your Kid Plays Travel Soccer (or Some Other Absurdly Expensive Activity)? Here’s How to Save

Getting your kids involved in extracurricular activities helps them both socially and physically. It teaches them the importance of teamwork and discipline. They have an opportunity to develop skills and learn self-confidence. While these are great for kids and often activities parents encourage, they can be a bit taxing on the wallet. There are ways to save... Read More

How a Personal Finance Failure Can Be a Good Thing

Personal Finance

How a Personal Finance Failure Can Be a Good Thing

How a Personal Finance Failure Can Be a Good Thing

Just about everybody experiences money problems. Unless you’re born into the upper crust, odds are you or your family will go through some sort of personal finance catastrophe at some point. Actually, in all likelihood, you’ll probably go through many trying financial times over the course of your life. Financial issues can harm family relationships and impact... Read More

Are Democrats or Republicans Better With Money?

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Are Democrats or Republicans Better With Money?

Are Democrats or Republicans Better With Money?

With America being greatly divided these days — be it red versus blue states, Democrats or Republicans, etc. — it’s easy to get caught up in the fray. Americans will argue and try to differentiate themselves in just about every way. Do you believe in the concept of working together toward a common good? You... Read More

Need to Register to Vote? Just Google It

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Need to Register to Vote? Just Google It

Need to Register to Vote? Just Google It

Thursday’s crowning of Donald Trump as the Republican presidential candidate has ushered in the beginning of the real battle for the White House. Regardless of whether you support Trump, his presumptive Democratic rival Hillary Clinton or neither, you won’t be able to voice your opinion in the November election if you aren’t registered to vote.... Read More

7 Texts You Should Ignore

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7 Texts You Should Ignore

7 Texts You Should Ignore

Whether you’re trying to win tickets to a sold-out concert, remind your partner to buy milk, vote for your favorite reality TV personality or ask your headphones-encased kid a question, there’s a text for that. While texting is a great convenience and time saver (not to mention an international obsession), if you respond to a... Read More

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