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FINRA Study Says (Some) Americans’ Financial Health Improving

American consumers say they are having an easier time paying bills and are feeling much less stress over their financial situation than they were in 2009… unless they happen to be a Millennial, a woman, Hispanic, African-American, or less-than-college educated. The 2015 National Financial Capability Study (NFCS) released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) […]

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Stuck With Bad Credit Score? T-Mobile Offers Some Relief

Advertisers have teased American consumers forever with deals too good to be true and today’s boasts are more enticing than ever: Zero-percent financing on a new car and some credit cards; mortgage loans less than four percent; cell phone service whenever and wherever you need it for $50 a month. There’s just one problem: Most […]

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A Bright, Beautiful And Cheap Way To Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo celebrations are proof positive that Americans don’t look hard for reasons to party. A minor battle that took place 250 years ago in a neighboring country is enough to get us excited about the party possibilities. Officially, Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s upset win over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. […]

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Grace Period Ends During Holidays For Millions Of Students

Forgive Steve Simon if he doesn’t get swept up in the excitement of the holiday season this year. Simon already knows what he’s getting for Christmas. “Another notice from Navient telling me that my grace period is over and my first student loan payment is due,” he said. Similar notices will be competing for attention […]

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Money Saving Tip: Get Crafty with Holiday Home Decor

Tis the season to celebrate!  One of the most fun ways to celebrate  and get into the holiday spirit is to decorate your home for each upcoming season and holiday. Decorating your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune.  Save money by getting crafty and decorate your home with items found in nature (bonus – […]

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