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Everything You Need to Know About the FICO Score 9

Did you know that credit scoring models are constantly evolving? Many consumers have an idea of what goes into a credit score–payment history, account balances, account mix, etc. But they don’t know that the way lenders look at these items is constantly fluctuating. As further evidence of this, we now have a brand new credit […]

The 10 Most and 10 Least Expensive Cars To Insure

Have you ever moved, whether it be across the country or merely to the next neighborhood, just to learn that your auto insurance rates skyrocketed as a result? What gives? It seems ridiculous that even the smallest of changes can result in a change in auto premiums, but sure enough, it happens. Fact of the […]

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Online Footprint

Job Hunting in the Social Media Age: Why Your Online Footprint Matters

It used to be that your well-crafted resume and a pithy cover letter formed the ‘window’ through which prospective employers viewed your suitability as a candidate. Then, as technology expanded, recruiters got more resourceful. They grew wise to the fact that they could quickly seek out the skeletons in candidates’ closets with a mere internet […]

Non-Cash Donations

How to Value Your Non-Cash Donations Come Tax Time

Clutter can be overwhelming. It’s easy to let outgrown and unused things pile up over the years, especially if you’re not sure what to do with them. One way to clean out your closets, give back, and save money on your taxes is to donate non-cash items to charity. Whether you’re cleaning out your kids’ […]

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How to Determine Your 401(k) Fees

You are probably already figuring out how much money to contribute to your 401(k) plan every year. More than likely, you also spend time learning how best to invest the money. One thing many people neglect, however, are 401(k) fees. Small fee changes each year can make big differences in the performance of your plan […]

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When Should You Cancel Your Credit Card?

Credit cards are a great thing, when used properly. They provide fraud protection and the ability to build your credit, and many cards come with other great benefits like cash back or purchase protection. Properly applying for, using, and paying off a credit card is a critical financial responsibility. It’s also important to know when […]

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Money In The Bank: Should You Take a Lump Sum for Your Pension?

You work hard. In fact, you have been working hard your entire career, and it is just about time to call it quits for good. Ah, retirement. You may even be one of the lucky few with an employer who offered a pension. Now it’s time to just sit back and collect monthly payments for […]

Flexible Career

How to Prepare for the Unexpected With a Flexible Career Plan

Modern careers come with many twists and turns. The idea of holding one job for life is long gone. Now, changing roles, companies, and even professional fields is par for the course. In this ever-shifting work environment, it can feel impossible to lay down a career plan. After all, who knows what might be around […]

Inbox Zero

How to Reach Inbox Zero With These Gmail Hacks

I have over 3,000 unread emails in my inbox. Admittedly, I intentionally allowed my inbox to accumulate these emails in order to write this article. Within two hours, I went from 3,000 to just close to 400 using the method I will outline below. I still have a while to go before reaching “inbox zero.” […]

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Why You Should, and Shouldn’t, Use Your Credit Card Every Day

Every time you shop, you make a decision whether to pay by card or cash. Paying cash makes it easier to stick to a budget, helps you stay out of debt, and keeps credit card costs at bay. On the other hand, credit cards come with a lot of perks that make them attractive to […]

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How to Save on Closing Costs When You Buy a Home

Many future homebuyers spend years saving and planning for a down payment. But when they get ready to actually purchase a home, they’re shocked at the amount of closing costs. On average, closing costs amount to between 2 and 5 percent of the total purchase price of a home. That can be a hefty fee, […]

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