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    Taylor Swift Sends Check to Fan to Help With Student Loans

    It pays to be a Taylor Swift fan. The music super-star recently sent a super fan a large check to help pay off her student loans.  A woman named Rebekah Bortnicker posted on social media about the burden of having to pay back her student loans. The ...

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    DIY Halloween Costumes – For Less Than $10

    Coming up with an idea for your Halloween costume got you spooked? Time is running out and you may be tempted to spend more than you would  like by purchasing a costume online or buying one at a pricey Halloween costume shop.  For less than $10 you can ...

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    Breaking Down Your FICO Score

    You may know your credit score, but understanding how you are graded can be a tool to help you raise your score in the future, and avoid repeating the mistakes you made in the past. A FICO credit score is named after the Fair Isaac Corporation, which ...

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    5 Financial Stats You Need to Know to be Successful with Money

    Not everyone enjoys managing their money. Some of us aren’t successful at it, or we just don’t have the time. Whether you’re a financial geek like me or a novice budget buster, there are some basic financial stats you need to know to be successful ...

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    When Jordan and Sharly Streiff of Atlanta exchanged vows last August, their white wedding started out in the red. Sharly lost her job a month before the couple tied the knot. They splurged $700 on his suit and $1,200 on their wedding photography. Since ...

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    Dangers of Buying a Car with a Student Loan

    Six years ago, right in the middle of my junior year at Rollins College, the engine in my 1995 Volvo went kaput. I was a full-time student at the time, working 30 hours a week as a barista at Starbucks and supporting myself. I was already pushing the ...

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    Personal Finance is Easy on Your Smartphone, Apps

    Adulthood comes with certain freedoms and financial responsibilities. Not only do you have car insurance, car payments and groceries to pay, but you may have student loans, health insurance, credit card bills, rent or mortgage and what seems like an ...

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    Lost Debit Card Leaves Me Stranded

    "Can you hold please?" the banking representative asks me over the phone. "Yes," I say. Deep breaths. Count to 10. This is the second time I've called my bank to replace my lost debit card. Three weeks without plastic is unbearable. Paying for ...

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    Frugal Man’s Golden Advice: ‘Nobody Ever Got Rich Spending Money’

    When I was growing up, I thought starting out with limited means made you an ideal candidate for becoming frugal. It turns out the exact opposite is true, at least for me. Rich people know more about being frugal than you think. In fact, a very wealthy ...

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    Introducing the Frugal Man: Why Are Hamburgers So Expensive?

    I took my wife out for dinner at a local burger joint last night and was a little annoyed on the drive home as I contemplated the bill: $10.81. I had Johnny’s Classic Burger. She had chicken wings. We split an order of curly fries. “I think they ...

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