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Who is in debt? It's not just you.

Published March 2021

If you are in debt you’re not alone. Almost half of American families carry some amount of credit card debt. Here’s a breakdown of who else is in debt.

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What If I Can’t Pay My Taxes?

Published March 2021

Disclaimer: ClearOne Advantage does not offer tax advice. Please consult with your accountant or tax professional for advice regarding your specific tax situation.

If you owe the IRS more than you can pay this year, don’t panic. Read on for possible solutions if you can’t pay your taxes.

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Tips for Filing Taxes While in Debt

Published March 2021

Disclaimer: ClearOne Advantage does not offer tax advice. Please consult with your accountant or tax professional for advice regarding your specific tax situation.

If you are in the process of paying down your debt, there are certain things to keep in mind at tax time. Here are some tips for filing taxes.

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Credit Scores Across America: How Does Yours Stack Up?

Published March 2021

Even with the economic challenges posed by the Covid-19 Pandemic, 2020 marked the sharpest improvement in US credit scores this decade. Take a look at the average credit score by state and see how yours compares.

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How to Budget While Unemployed

Published March 2021

Losing your job can hit you like a ton of bricks, especially as you think of all of the financial obligations you have. Having a budget can help you manage your finances to get you through this difficult time.

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Debt Snowball or Debt Avalanche?

Published March 2021

If you are trying to figure out the best way to pay down debt on your own, you should consider which method works best for you – the debt snowball or debt avalanche.

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Debt and Your Emotions: Exploring the Connection

Published March 2021

Emotions and impulses influence how we spend our money. To some degree, it is natural to seek emotional gratification from the fruits of our labor, but it is important to remember that emotional spending and impulse shopping are two of the archenemies of healthy personal finances.

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The Power of Delayed Spending

Published March 2021

Do you ever find yourself buying something impulsively? According to newneuromarketing.com, the average consumer spends more than $5,400 per year on impulse shopping for food, clothing, household items, and shoes.

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How Flexible Is Your Budget?

Published February 2021

A traditional budget is an exercise in basic arithmetic. Knowing your fixed income, you set spending targets and try to stick to them. This means, however, that any substantial unexpected expense can upend your budgeting. Some people find it difficult to stick to their budgets due to this inflexibility.

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How Much Is Your Debt Costing You?

Published February 2021

When you think about making purchases with credit, the question to ask is not: "How much will my monthly payment be?" The real question is: "How much is this debt going to cost me?"

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