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Debt Gone To Collections? Get It Removed In A Jiffy

When your debt is transferred to a debt collector, it typically goes on your credit report. This can stay on your credit report for up to seven years. If you want the defaulted payment removed from your report, there are a few ways to go about it. Let’s take a…

5 Budget-Friendly U.S. Vacations To Plan This Summer

With kids out of school and the sun shining more often than usual, summertime calls for a vacation. While most people want to take some time to relax and unwind, the price tag on planning a vacation can turn vacation-goers away from taking that trip that has long occupied their…

Myths About Small Business That Need To Be Busted

When you open your own business, you’re sure to get plenty of unsolicited advice. Some of that advice is so false it can be considered a myth. Don’t listen to these myths! Business Plans Are Only For Big Businesses If you don’t make a plan, you plan to fail. A business…

Classic Money Advice From Dad That You Should Actually Ignore

You hear a lot of the same financial advice growing up. Whoever it comes from — parents, teachers, etc. — those same generic money tips are repeated over and over again. While we’re sure your parents had good intentions, it’s the 21st century now, and a lot of their advice is…

Now That Net Neutrality Is Dead, Here’s Everything Different You’ll Start To Notice

As of June 11, 2018, the repeal of net neutrality was official. The Obama-era legislation protected customers and businesses from discriminating service providers. Now, the ISPs are free to charge more for faster loading times. They could even block websites altogether. We’ve listed some potential effects of this repeal so…

Why Is Bitcoin’s Price All Over The Place Lately?

Bitcoin investing is tricky. Anyone who follows financial news knows that Bitcoin’s value has been on a wild ride the past few months. With the price dropping from a brief all-time high near $19,000 to less than half that at $6,000, people are wondering how to forecast the price and…

Bad Credit? This Card Can Help You Fix It Quick

If you have poor credit history, looking for a credit card can be discouraging, but there is one credit card you qualify for- a secured card. What’s A Secured Card? To establish a secured credit card, you make a deposit with your credit card company. Your credit limit will be…

Pay Less Taxes By Maxing Out Your 401K

You may already know that 401K programs are an efficient way to save for retirement. But did you know that they’re one of the easiest ways to pay less in taxes this year? The money you contribute to your 401K doesn’t get included in this year’s taxes. Instead, it goes…

5 Stress Free Ways To Rack Up Tons Of Air Miles

Traveling by plane is one of the easiest, yet most expensive, ways to get where you need to go. We all seem to have a friend who’s always bragging about free trips they’ve taken with all the air miles they’ve accumulated. How can you do it too? Eat Your Way…

Recent Court Ruling Approves AT&T Purchase Of Time Warner

Telecom conglomerate, AT&T, was approved to purchase Time Warner for $85 billion in a recent federal court hearing. You heard right— $85 billion, with a “B.” Time Warner currently owns CNN, HBO, Warner Brothers Entertainment and a slew of other cable channels such as TNT, TBS and Cartoon Network. Why…

Small Business Owners Need To Know These Five Things About Hiring

Running your own business can be financially and personally rewarding. The right type of self-employment can add flexibility and opportunity to your life. There are potential risks, however, especially when it comes to hiring. Financial and legal responsibilities can be surprising to those who are not prepared. Here are five…

Experts Say These Financial Rules Are Meant To Be Broken

While some financial advice has remained tried and true, there are a few rules that need to be adjusted for the 21st century. This is according to the experts, of course. Here are a few tips on how to cash in big without following the classic financial rules of thumb.…

5 Awkward Yet Important Financial Conversations Every Couple Needs To Have

It’s easy to see the world through rose-colored glasses when a new love enters your life. However, you may want to get a few discussions out of the way before planning your wedding date. Although finances aren’t exactly romantic, it’s best to make sure you and your partner are on…

What Is Automatic Budgeting, And How Can It Benefit You?

Let’s be honest. No one is ever thrilled to sit down and budget their finances. Sifting through multiple bank accounts, credit card payments, and bills can be a hassle. That’s where automatic budgeting comes in. This type of financial organization takes the thought and grunt work out of budgeting. Whether…

Your Old Penny Could Be Worth a Small Fortune

When most people think of pennies, they think of copper. But copper is just one of many materials that have been used to make one-cent pieces over the years. 1943 was a wild year for penny manufacturing, and it resulted in the some of the rarest pennies ever made. In…

How Kimmie Travels The World Full-Time On A Budget

Kimmie Connor has been traveling the world for almost three and a half years. She doesn’t do it by working online. Instead, she does it the old-fashioned way— by being frugal. These are some of Kimmie’s top tips for traveling the world on a budget. The key, Kimmie says, is…

How This 26-Year-Old Travels the World Debt-Free

Ben Harris and his boyfriend, Mariano Rebattini Capurro, travel the world debt-free. They make long stops in some of the world’s most expensive and sought-after cities. The pair is college-educated, but it’s their home-keeping abilities that have opened their lives to extended travel. Ben, 26, and Mariano, 28, house-sit for…

The Most Crucial Financial Advice For Professional Women Who Want Kids

If you’re a professional woman who has always dreamed of starting a family, you may want to put a hold on the baby fever. That is until you’ve built a career for yourself. Putting off pregnancy for just a few years can really make a difference when it comes to…

The Tech Giants That Delivered a 911.92% Return To Investors Over the Last Six Years

A FAANG portfolio consists of stocks from Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google. These companies have displayed high growth over the last six years. If you had invested $500 in FAANG by May 18, 2018, your portfolio would have grown to $5,059.82. That’s an astronomical return of 911.92%! Breaking Down…

How Microinsurance Helps Impoverished Families

Microinsurance is insurance that covers specific risks like crops and livestock, life insurance, and health insurance. Customers specify what they would like to have covered and avoid paying for coverage that doesn’t apply to them. Microinsurance seeks to aid impoverished families around the globe that are unable to afford traditional,…

These Five Home-Improvement Projects Will Increase Your Home’s Value

There are lots of popular home improvements, but not all provide a return on your investment. Some of the most value-adding projects require only small investments in materials, tools and time. We’ve compiled the top home renovation projects. From simple DIY jobs to those that require a professional touch, here…

How To Plan An Affordable Weekend Getaway

Everyone gets an itch for a fun, weekend getaway every once in a while. These short, sporadic trips can be just what you need to feel refreshed after a dull week at the office. What’s more, is there are plenty of weekend getaway options that won’t break the bank. Here’s…

5 Ways To Spice Up Your Cooking On A Budget

Eating out all of the time can be expensive. Not to mention it can get old quick. On the flip side, cooking isn’t everyone’s passion. If it isn’t yours, you probably find cooking to be a chore. However, there are ways to make cooking enjoyable and not overly time-consuming. You’d…

What The Latest Social Security News Means For The Workforce

The news never seems to lack headlines predicting the doom of the Social Security program. Is there any real risk of you not getting any money when you retire? How it Works The Social Security Act of 1935 established a new government agency called the Social Security Administration. Each time…

5 Of The Best U.S. Cities For Raising A Family

When young couples are looking for a place to settle down and have a family, many factors come into play. Characteristics like affordability, quality of child care and schools, and overall safety all play a role in making an area a suitable place to raise children. If you’re trying to…
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