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Don’t Let Your Vacation Wreck Your Credit

Don’t Let Your Vacation Wreck Your Credit

Don’t Let Your Vacation Wreck Your Credit

Article Updated by Brian Acton May 22, 2018 Summer vacations are supposed to be carefree and enjoyable, with your biggest challenge being the choice between flip-flops and sandals. But in reality, you need to do a little proactive planning to keep your finances safe. Credit never takes a holiday, and ignoring it on vacation could... Read More

Spring Into Savings: 5 Easy Steps To Ramp Up Savings This Spring

Spring Into Savings: 5 Easy Steps To Ramp Up Savings This Spring

Spring Into Savings: 5 Easy Steps To Ramp Up Savings This Spring

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be reserved for chores around the house – the months following tax season serve as the perfect time to give your finances a cleanup as well. Because you have recently sorted through your financial documents, you are likely to have a good feel for your financial situation, making now as... Read More

Should You Buy a House if You’re Already in Debt

Should You Buy a House if You’re Already in Debt

Should You Buy a House if You’re Already in Debt

Many people consider buying a house to be the finish line after conquering the hurdles of debt. But that doesn’t always have to be the case. Yes, buying a house is one of the more difficult achievements, especially when you’re sitting on a mound of debt, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. You can buy... Read More

Billshark – Taking a Bite Out of Bills

Billshark – Taking a Bite Out of Bills

Billshark – Taking a Bite Out of Bills

Does this sound familiar? You sign up for cable to get that special promo deal, only to find out your bill is going to go up after two years. And premium channels like HBO aren’t included. Yeah, those are going to cost you extra. Oh, and don’t forget the equipment rental fee – that’s separate... Read More

15 Things to Know About 529 Plans

15 Things to Know About 529 Plans

15 Things to Know About 529 Plans

If you’re a parent old or new, you may have heard of, or even already contribute to, a 529 savings plan. For those who have never heard of this, the 529 savings plan was started in the 1990s to help parents begin to save for an increasingly expensive higher education for their children. Currently, not... Read More

10 Things To Do If Your Debt Goes to Collections

10 Things To Do If Your Debt Goes to Collections

10 Things To Do If Your Debt Goes to Collections

For one reason or another, life has given you lemons, and you’re in serious debt. Now, it’s time to make lemonade. The best thing to do with facing collections is to do a little proactive, focused legwork. Collections can be scary, but don’t panic. Follow these 10 tips to prevent serious credit or financial damage... Read More

10 Ways to Throw an Epic Backyard BBQ on a Budget

10 Ways to Throw an Epic Backyard BBQ on a Budget

10 Ways to Throw an Epic Backyard BBQ on a Budget

The weather is finally warming up, and its time to start planning your first backyard party of the season. But hosting epic BBQs can get pricey, especially when you frequently entertain. Luckily, it’s easy to slash the costs of your spring and summer shindigs. Here are ten ways to throw an epic BBQ on a... Read More

7 Ways to Turn a Profit from Your Spring Cleaning Project

7 Ways to Turn a Profit from Your Spring Cleaning Project

7 Ways to Turn a Profit from Your Spring Cleaning Project

Clearing out clutter from your home is a great way to start spring cleaning. But before you start throwing stuff away, you should consider the potential value of unwanted items. With a few extra steps, you can give your clutter a second life and earn some money doing it. Here are seven ways to turn... Read More

15 Things You Should Know About Alternative Doctors

15 Things You Should Know About Alternative Doctors

15 Things You Should Know About Alternative Doctors

The term “alternative medicine” is very broad, encompassing a range of practices, products, and passions. And, therein lies the problem. Some have been in use for centuries — yoga, acupuncture, meditation, herbal remedies — while others involve concepts and technology only recently developed. National and international laws regarding what qualifies as “healthcare” and who is... Read More

8 Affordable Ways to Pet-Proof Your Home

8 Affordable Ways to Pet-Proof Your Home

8 Affordable Ways to Pet-Proof Your Home

National Pet Day is April 11, which is the perfect time to give your furry friends some extra love. But the lovable, inquisitive nature of dogs and cats can also get them into a heap of trouble. There are many budget friendly ways to pet-proof your home, keeping your pets and possessions safe. Pet-proofing can... Read More

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