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Will Checking Your Score More Often Actually Improve Your Credit?

Common wisdom is that if you want to improve your credit, you should first have an idea of where you stand. You need to know what your current credit score is and what you can do to improve it before you can take steps in the right direction. But one recent Discover survey revealed some […]

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3 Lessons You’ll Find in the Four Percent Rule

If you’ve spent any time on retirement planning, you’ve probably heard mention of the 4% rule. It was developed to help determine how much money retirees could safely take from retirement accounts annually, without depleting their funds. Summarizing the rule quickly, you can withdraw 4% of your portfolio on day 1 of your retirement. You […]

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When Should Millennials Take Out a Life Insurance Policy?

Life insurance is often perceived as one of those things that is decidedly “adult.”  A life insurance policy can seem like a strange thing to millennials — something to put off for years, or even decades. For most 20-somethings, a life insurance policy may be an afterthought. It’s still important to understand what it is, […]

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How to Write an Eye Catching Cover Letter and Why It Matters

If you think the cover letter died a slow death when we moved to online applications, think again. While they may not be the trendiest, cover letters are not rolling over dead just yet. It is true that some companies are thought to ignore cover letters and focus solely on the resume and any specific […]

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5 Sites that Save You Money on Your Retail Spending

As someone interested in financial freedom, you are probably pretty cognizant of where your money goes. You use cash back credit cards, put your money in high yield savings accounts, and try to save on purchases wherever you can. Sometimes it can be difficult to find the best deals, though. We are creatures of habit […]

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32 Ways to Save Money on Childcare

Full-time child care eats up a huge portion of families’ incomes. In fact, in some states, parents are paying more for child care than they pay in mortgage payments or rent. Whether you’re getting ready for your first baby or just looking for ways to trim your current costs, we’re here to help. I know […]

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Should You Invest While You Are in Debt?

So, you owe some money. Whether it’s credit cards, school loans, or a car loan (or all three), you know you need to pay off your debt. At the same time, investment opportunities seem so attractive, particularly if your employer matches 401k contributions. You only have so much money to devote to either one, so […]

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How IFTTT Can Help You Manage Your Finances

In today’s age, we have a seemingly-endless number of tech resources to help us manage our lives. This holds true in our personal finances, as well —  it’s never been easier to track our money or see where it goes. We now have hundreds of tools at our disposal, which range from investment portals and […]

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How to Build Saving Habits With These 7 Apps

Popular wisdom once said that a new habit takes 21 days to become a permanent fixture in life. But according to one newer study, it’s actually closer to 66 days. I’m on a quest to find some powerful apps that will allow me to build a positive savings habit. If you have some bad spending […]

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Want to Retire Early? You Need to Cut Expenses Now

It seems that many people under the age of 50 are planning for (or at least dreaming of) early retirement. Making that happen, though, requires a concerted effort. You’ll need to save an outsized percentage of your income, and invest it consistently. You’ll also have to cut your living expenses, and probably by a lot. […]

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We All Buy Groceries — Here are the Cards That Will Earn You the Most Cash Back

We all have to eat. When it comes to things people buy most often, food has to be at the top of the list. So, it should come as no surprise that many credit cards offer incentives for grocery purchases, most in the form of cash back rewards. We researched the offers and assembled a […]

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