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When Does It Make Sense to Take on Debt?

Published May 2021
Some types of debt can rob you of your freedom, future, and financial options. However, under some circumstances, some types of debt may actually end up helping you in the long run.  It pays to know the difference...
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Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Published May 2021

Do you want to remember Mom on Mother’s Day, but your budget can’t support a pricey gift? Here are some thoughtful and inexpensive ideas for letting mom know how much you care.

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5 Ways to Vacation Debt-Free

Published April 2021

Vacations should be about relaxation and the stress-free enjoyment of the moment. But how can you relax and live in the moment if you charge your trip to a credit card and have to worry about how you’re going to pay for it as soon as you get back?

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10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Financial Health

Published April 2021
When you think about improving your financial health, you probably think of major financial goals requiring years to accomplish. The truth is, however, that small everyday decisions and actions are the primary drivers of your financial health.

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Will Consumer Credit Trends from 2020 Hold Steady in 2021?

Published April 2021
The consumer credit market responded to the various pandemic-triggered crises of 2020 in ways that you may find surprising. Instead of imploding, it saw dropping credit utilization ratios and balances, improved payment histories, and skyrocketing credit scores. All these developments happened against the backdrop of slowing lending and dropping originations during the second quarter of the year.

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Understanding Your Debt-to-Income Ratio

Published April 2021

Understanding how creditors evaluate your creditworthiness is one step in the right direction toward achieving your financial freedom. After all, knowledge is power, and knowledge of how financial matters work can help you make your way out of debt into financial stability.

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Better Money Management Through Automation

Published April 2021

Automate your savings, recurring payments, and investments to streamline your money management and avoid self-sabotage.

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Debt Settlement: 6 Myths to Ditch Today

Published April 2021

 

Debt is a highly emotional problem for many people, and seeking a resolution to it can be fraught with emotion as well. That’s likely why every type of debt relief comes with its own set of myths and misconceptions. Debt settlement is no exception.

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How to Stick to a Budget

Published March 2021

Making a budget is one thing; sticking to it is what’s going to help you achieve your financial goals. Here are some tips on how to stick to a budget.

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Creating a Budget: Step-By-Step

Published March 2021

Creating a budget can be a difficult and tiresome task but learning how to budget for your personal expenses is key to financial health.

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