A Guide to Budgeting With Roommates

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A Guide to Budgeting With Roommates

A Guide to Budgeting With Roommates

Deciding how much rent you can afford can be tricky – and a great way to cut back on costs can be splitting the rent with another person. But when sharing a home with someone, you are inevitably sharing even more (food, utilities, living space, etc.). It’s a good idea to discuss all expectations of personal… Read More

10 Insanely Expensive Flights

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10 Insanely Expensive Flights

10 Insanely Expensive Flights

Anytime you want to fly somewhere, you can expect to pay a couple hundred dollars for the plane tickets. Sure, you can save money by traveling at less popular times or using airline or credit card rewards to cover your airfare, but generally, flying isn’t cheap. Even some domestic airfares exceed $1,000 per round-trip ticket,… Read More

8 Signs You Need to Revise Your Budget

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8 Signs You Need to Revise Your Budget

8 Signs You Need to Revise Your Budget

About 40% of households don’t bother budgeting, according to Bankrate. However, we’re aligning with the 58% that said they do! Your budget is one of the most personal things you create; it’s completely dependent on your financial circumstances, expenses, liabilities, and goals. A good budget can help you fulfill your dreams, whether you’re planning on… Read More

Are Americans Ready for Retirement?

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Are Americans Ready for Retirement?

Are Americans Ready for Retirement?

A global report shows that people are more prepared for retirement this year than they were in 2013 and 2012, but that relative improvement doesn’t mean much when you look at the details. A survey of 16,000 employees in 15 countries puts average retirement preparedness at 5.8 on a 10-point scale — anything below 6… Read More

I’m 56 & Reinventing My Career

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I’m 56 & Reinventing My Career

I’m 56 & Reinventing My Career

America: What’s your money story? Credit.com contributor Bob Sullivan is hitting the road to ask the people he meets across the U.S. that very question. Whether it’s your struggle with student loans, what you did when you lost your job, how you dealt with a house that was underwater or the ingenious way you paid… Read More

3 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Financial Freedom

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3 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Financial Freedom

3 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Financial Freedom

Hitting big in Vegas, winning the lottery, inheriting a fortune and inventing the next billion-dollar idea can be paths to financial freedom. Unfortunately for most of us, our own path instead requires some smart decision-making, discipline, budgeting and real work. No matter the size of your paycheck, your financial moves can make a big impact… Read More

10 Terms You Need to Know If You Ever Plan to Retire

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10 Terms You Need to Know If You Ever Plan to Retire

10 Terms You Need to Know If You Ever Plan to Retire

In the modern economy, the responsibility for retirement largely falls to the individual. Being educated about this process can mean the difference between spending your retirement in vacation mode and working an additional decade. To secure the future you want, it’s important to plan. The earlier you start figuring it out (and saving!), the better…. Read More

6 Items You Should Consider Buying Used

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6 Items You Should Consider Buying Used

6 Items You Should Consider Buying Used

Tightening your budget doesn’t have to mean cutting out the things you need or even want. Thrift shops, garage or yard sales, online resources, flea markets and pawnshops are great sources of savings. Turning to these options can bring you the most value for your dollar because there are some things that most people simply… Read More

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