Six Personal Finance Books for the New Year

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Six Personal Finance Books for the New Year

Six Personal Finance Books for the New Year

The first few months of a new year are a great time to revaluate your financial situation, set new goals and do a little financial housecleaning. And while there’s no one size fits all approach to personal finance, there is one fundamental truth: education is an incredibly valuable part of mastering your finances. Warren Buffet,... Read More

Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $50

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Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $50

Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $50

We’re talking about love so you want to go all out, but the new spending diet you’ve instituted won’t allow for that. According to a recent study by deal site, TopCashback.com, 60 percent of men have a spending target of under $100 where 41 percent of women hope to spend less than $50. The good... Read More

Filing Taxes in the Wake of the Equifax Breach

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Filing Taxes in the Wake of the Equifax Breach

Filing Taxes in the Wake of the Equifax Breach

Last summer’s Equifax data breach is estimated to have impacted more than 145 million Americans. Vital personal information such as social security numbers, birthdays and addresses were stolen from the credit bureau, which blamed the incident on both human error and technical failures. Whatever the exact cause may have been, the breach has the potential... Read More

Can You Pay a Credit Card With a Credit Card?

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Can You Pay a Credit Card With a Credit Card?

Can You Pay a Credit Card With a Credit Card?

[Update: Some offers mentioned below have expired. For current terms and conditions, please see card agreements. Disclosure: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] Store credit cards from retailers like Lowe’s, Best Buy, and Target can be enticing to sign up for. Once you are approved, the cashier is often empowered to offer you an immediate... Read More

10 Smart Financial Retirement Moves You Can Make Today

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10 Smart Financial Retirement Moves You Can Make Today

10 Smart Financial Retirement Moves You Can Make Today

Some employers offer financial and retirement advice to their workers, but you may not have been so lucky. And considering that 30% of workers outside of local and state government and the private sector don’t have access to retirement benefits from their employers, it’s no wonder people have anxieties about their futures. But don’t worry!... Read More

What to Buy in October

Personal Finance

What to Buy in October

What to Buy in October

Ah, October. The kids are finally getting settled into their school routines and weekends are devoted to leaf peeping and apple picking. If your busy schedule allows time for some shopping, October is also a great time to replace those ratty gym shoes, book your holiday travel, refresh your cookware in advance of all those... Read More

6 Money Issues I Wish I Had Considered When I Joined the Military

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6 Money Issues I Wish I Had Considered When I Joined the Military

6 Money Issues I Wish I Had Considered When I Joined the Military

Hindsight is 20/20. Looking back on your life, there will always be areas you wish you had handled differently. By joining the US Air Force, I had many opportunities to start my financial future off right. Unfortunately, I didn’t take the time to understand or find out about some of those opportunities. These are the... Read More

3 Common Alternative Investments: Are They Worth It?

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3 Common Alternative Investments: Are They Worth It?

3 Common Alternative Investments: Are They Worth It?

Whether you’re a novice at investing or have been day-trading your own stocks for years, you’ve probably heard about alternative investments. You might even be curious about whether or not they’re worth buying. If you want to be a savvy investor, you need to learn about alternative investments. Alternative investments are anything that doesn’t fall... Read More

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