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How to Budget During Inflation

By Michael Knisley | June 30, 2022

Overheard at Costco recently: “Wow. A bag of avocados is $10.99 now. We used to get ‘em here for $6.99. Guess we’re not buying avocados.” It was hard not to…

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Cities That Will Pay You to Move There

By Pat McManamon | November 9, 2021

Bloomington, Indiana, is home to a growing trend across the country, where some small cities and towns are so eager to have you move to their community they are offering…

How to Have the Money Talk Before Marriage

By Heather Eggers | November 2, 2021

So, things are going great in your romantic life. Your partner is awesome. Sunshine and rainbows are everywhere. Here, finally, is the one you cannot live without, who also cannot…

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Should You Be Investing While You Are In Debt?

By Joey Johnston | April 28, 2021

The stock market is setting records every week, which creates a real temptation for people in debt. Every time you turn on the TV there are ads for everything from…

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19 Side Jobs to Make More Money

By Tom Jackson | March 29, 2021

Money is tight – we get it. But thanks to the internet and technology, it’s easier than ever to make a few extra bucks from the comfort of your own…

Woman carrying shopping bags using her phone to buy items now and pay later

What Is Buy Now Pay Later & Is It a Good Idea?

By Tom Jackson | February 4, 2021

 Buy now and pay later is taking the market by storm, but will you be taken to the cleaners if you indulge in this online purchasing craze?  That’s all up…

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Beware of Debt Parking

By Tom Jackson | January 21, 2021

Dealing with debt collectors already is an unpleasant encounter, but some collectors have found a way to sour the experience even more. It’s called debt parking and if you haven’t…

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What You Should Do If You Can’t Afford Your Car Payments

By George Morris | October 15, 2020

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic sent the economy into a tailspin, millions of Americans were 90 days or more behind in their car payments. The coronavirus-inspired shuttering of businesses and…

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Beware of Forbearance and Deferred Payments

By Tom Jackson | July 2, 2020

If there’s an upside to the economic trauma brought about by the coronavirus pandemic — stipulated: we’re straining  for a silver lining here — it’s the number and variety of…

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How to Manage Debt While on Furlough

By Tom Jackson | May 7, 2020

Remember the good old days? Just a few long months ago, the economy was roaring and nobody outside Wuhan had ever heard about coronavirus. Now millions of Americans are in…


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