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5 Ways to Trim Your Fixed Expenses

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When most of us make our monthly budget, we list our fixed monthly expenses and move on from there; however, taking a close look at those can save you money.

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How to Create a Budget in 6 Easy Steps

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Making a budget is the most basic, but in some ways the most difficult, step toward financial security. We’ve got a simple six-step process to make it easy!

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How To Dispute An Error On Your Credit Report

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Did you know that roughly a quarter of #creditreports in a recent survey contained errors? If you find an error on yours, such as a miscredited payment, fraudulent account or other identity theft damage, it’s easy to challenge it and get it rectified!

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Financial Improvement for the New Year

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It’s time for those New Year’s #resolutions, and we’ve got four common-sense ones to suggest that will get your finances in order! A frightening percentage of Americans have no emergency savings … don’t be one of them!

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Step 12 Toward a Debt-Free Life

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Is your debt shrinking? Have you gotten rid of one of your outstanding loans or lines of credit? Well, then it’s time to celebrate!

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How to Rein In Holiday Spending

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The holidays are here, and many consumers have begun their biggest spending spree of the year. If you are worried about racking up too much debt, here are a few suggestions to help you rein in your spending.

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6 Ways To Keep Your Finances Intact This Holiday Season

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You don’t have to rack up a huge credit card bill or go into debt to cover your holiday expenses. Enjoy a financially stress-free season with these six tips.

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Step 10 Toward a Debt-Free Life

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Now that you’re maximizing your payments toward the debt you’ve prioritized, make sure it happens by automating your payments.

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7 Money Myths You Need To Stop Believing Now

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We all grow up hearing the same financial advice: Spend less, save more and invest early. While most of these words of wisdom ring true, there are lots of widespread money management tips that are actually false. Outlined here are 7 money myths that might be causing you more financial stress than benefit.

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How Much Money Should I Keep In My Checking Account?

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Most of us use our checking accounts on a daily basis. Every swipe of a debit card, every bill we pay and every personal check we write takes money out of our checking account.
But, how much money should we be keeping in these super-convenient accounts? Let’s find out.

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