College Students Could Learn More About Credit Scores

    College Students Could Learn More About Credit Scores

    If you have children going off to college this year, and don’t already have an exaggerated list of study requirements mapped out for them, it’s wise to suggest they learn more about their credit score. I did for my son, who is starting his senior year ...

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    When You Can’t Afford Your Electric Bill

    Budgets take a beating during the summer and it’s not just from the money spent on vacation. Going to see Grandma or spending a week at the beach are seen as necessary budget expenses by most people. Letting the air conditioner run, leaving the lights on ...

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    Father’s Day Financial Advice … You Get What You Pay For!

    Father’s Day is just around the corner and I think it’s time to change the way we celebrate the occasion at the Frugal Man’s house. I think I will do the giving this time. I have three sons, ages 18-to-24 and they could all use some cheap financial ...

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    Should You Use Annuity Cash to Pay Off Student Loans?

    Student loan debt won't disappear on its own. Loan servicers with a court order can actually take money from your paycheck if you don’t make payments or fail to ask for hardship consideration. Garnished wages could start eating into your budget and you ...

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    Want To Reduce Credit Card Debt? Only Pay With Cash

    I’m thinking about introducing “envelope accounting” to the Frugal Man’s family. You know that system: Assign an envelope to each item on your family’s monthly budget. Put the budget item’s name on the outside of the envelope and the amount of ...

    mother's day on the cheap

    Mother’s Day on the Cheap

    Mother’s Day was not invented by greeting card companies, restaurants, florists or jewelers. It only seems that way. Julia Ward Howe, a peace activist, originated the idea in 1872 when she promoted “Mother’s Day For Peace” as a statement against ...

    woman in despair over finances

    Katy Learns the Cost of Financial Ignorance

    Katy Royal didn’t know her credit score the day she went to a dealership to buy her first car. Truth is, she didn’t even know what a credit score was or what it meant. “Totally naïve,” Katy admitted. How naïve? Katy bought a car that ...

    family vacation

    How To Raise Money For Your Family Vacation

    Want to put a smile on your face? Google images for summer vacations and take a look at what’s out there! Beaches, mountains, water parks, national parks, white-water rafting, arts and crafting, hiking trails, biking trails, historic sites … the list ...

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    Five Mobile Phone Lines for $150 per Month: It’s Possible

    In the summer of 1985, I was a sports writer in Tampa and an athlete I used to write about invited me to lunch to discuss a new professional summer basketball league. He wanted to introduce me to the team owner, about whom he bragged: “This guy is a ...

    Fan receives large check from super-star to help pay their student loans.

    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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