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6 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

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Credit scores are a vital part of financial wellness, but getting and keeping a high score can be tough. Here are six ways you can start boosting your credit score today.

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Why You Need to Be Financially Fit

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Just like physical health, being financially fit is crucial to your wellbeing, your future and your quality of life.

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7 Tips for a Budget-Friendly Road Trip

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Without careful planning, a road trip can get pricey, especially with soaring gas prices and the rising costs of food.

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What to Buy and What to Skip in August

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Q: I’d love to pick up some great bargains as the summer winds down, but I’m not sure what I should be buying this season. Which products typically go on sale in August and which should be pushed off for another time?

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Have A Scam-Free Summer!

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Hello, summer! It’s the season of flip-flops and ice pops, of sun-drenched afternoons and lazy days at the beach. And, unfortunately, summertime is also prime time for scammers.

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Q&A: Why Are Prices So High Now?

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Q: I’m trying to heal financially as life returns to pre-pandemic norms, but the rising cost of many commodities, like groceries and gasoline, is making a financial rebound a challenge. Why are prices skyrocketing right now?

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Tell the Difference Between Needs & Wants

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Have you ever struggled with separating needs from wants? Read on to learn how to tell the difference between these two spending categories.

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What is Credit Card Interest and How Does it Affect Me?

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Getting your first credit card is super-exciting. Unfortunately, though, lots of first-time credit card owners don’t know enough about credit card interest. And then it’s hello, long-term debt. Don’t let this be you! Here’s all you need to know about credit card interest and how it works.

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What Will Happen to My Loved One’s Finances After they Die?

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My close relative is getting on in years, so I’m wondering: What happens to their accounts and debts after they pass away?

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Preparing Financially for a New Baby

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Congratulations! You’ve just gotten the positive pregnancy test results and you’re breathless with excitement — and nerves. Regardless, a baby means big changes, and some of those changes bring many new expenses. How will you pay for it all?

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