Money

Do you know how a tax refund can boost your credit score

Filed under: Credit, Credit Repair During tax season, conversations about how to use that always-anticipated tax return pop up all over the internet. Many who get a refund use it on vacations and other big ticket items. And while this isn’t always a bad idea, it may not be the wisest choice you can make for your tax refund. One ...

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Do you know how a tax refund can boost your credit score

Filed under: Credit, Credit Repair During tax season, conversations about how to use that always-anticipated tax return pop up all over the internet. Many who get a refund use it on vacations and other big ticket items. And while this isn’t always a bad idea, it may not be the wisest choice you can make for your tax refund. One ...

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The Smart Millennial’s Approach to Pay off Debt, Save Money, and Invest like a Champ

Filed under: Debt One of the most liberating feeling is knowing you have your finances in control. I know this from personal experience. We’ve all come across a point in time where we’ve either been in debt, wasn’t saving enough, or didn’t take the initiative to invest wisely. We now have access to online tools that the previous generation didn’t ...

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Tips and tricks to save at the airport — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Savings Experiment As travelers, we all know how expensive it can get on the road. So who can blame us when we feel nickel-and-dimed by the inflated prices at the airport? Here are a few ways you can keep your spending to a minimum. First, bring your own snacks and pack a water bottle. Food and water are ...

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Spend less on prescription meds — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Savings Experiment Did you know? There are ways you can save big on your prescriptions at the pharmacy! Since insurance companies negotiate different deals with each store, the price of medication can vary widely from one pharmacy to another. Larger chains tend to be the priciest. They often charge twice as much as what you can find at ...

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Save green by going green — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Savings Experiment Did you know? April 22 is Earth Day! To celebrate, try saving some green by going green. Bottled water isn’t only costly, it also creates tons of non-biodegradable plastic that gets dumped in landfills. By investing in a reusable glass water bottle, you can do the environment a favor and potentially save hundreds a year. And ...

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Save green by going green — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Savings Experiment Did you know? April 22 is Earth Day! To celebrate, try saving some green by going green. Bottled water isn’t only costly, it also creates tons of non-biodegradable plastic that gets dumped in landfills. By investing in a reusable glass water bottle, you can do the environment a favor and potentially save hundreds a year. And ...

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How Meatless Monday can save you money — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Savings Experiment You love to eat meat, and just the thought of going without the occasional hamburger terrifies you. But what if you could save money by skipping meat for just one day a week? It’s called Meatless Monday, and it’s exactly what it sounds like. If a family of four spends about $ 20 on a meat ...

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5 Instances When You Should Ignore Financial Advice

Filed under: Financial Education A lady stepped into my office concerned her financial advisor wasn’t being straight up about her financial situation. She had purchased a variable annuity from the advisor and admitted she wasn’t quite sure how it really worked. Uh oh. Red flag. She didn’t know how it worked. I looked into the situation and found out she ...

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Financially Screwed? 3 Ways to Turn Your Money Life Around

Filed under: Personal Finance, Financial Education I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the hardest part is getting started. That applies to so many things in life, whether getting in shape, quitting an addiction, starting a relationship with someone you care about, and (as is most relevant to our discussion) becoming financially stable. Sometimes it can be tough ...

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