Personal Finance

Job Search Tips for New Grads

By George Morris | November 23, 2015

To the roughly 1.6 million college graduates in the class of 2014: You have my heartiest congratulations – and my sympathies. I graduated during the early 1990s recession when finding…

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Read Contracts Carefully Before Signing

By George Morris | November 23, 2015

If you always stop to read the fine print before signing anything, congratulations – your parents trained you well. If you don’t, beware: Your signature could commit you to a…

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How to Raise Your Credit Score: Top 5 Tips

By George Morris | November 3, 2015

Poor credit could be costing you thousands of dollars a year. If you’ve suffered from a ‘so-so’ or even poor credit score for most of your life, make a commitment…

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Do I Have Too Much Credit Card Debt?

By George Morris | November 3, 2015

Using credit or charge cards to pay for purchases is a fact of life in today’s economy. Credit cards are convenient and easy to use – so much so that,…

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By George Morris | November 3, 2015

How To Manage Credit Card Debt Managing credit card debt can be difficult and complicated. Before coming up with a debt relief strategy that works for you, you should learn…

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File Your Tax Return Even If You Can’t Pay

By George Morris | November 3, 2015

I often joke that I pay my taxes because I don’t want the Internal Revenue Service to take my home. But for many people that fear is still not enough…

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How to Stop Enabling Financially Irresponsible Family Members

By Joey Johnston | November 3, 2015

Dealing with the Financially Irresponsible Giving financial help to a family member – especially if it’s yet another cash payment earmarked for an adult child – may seem like something…

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Resume Tips for Blue Collar Jobs

By George Morris | November 3, 2015

If you think you don’t need a resume for a blue collar job, think again. An organized, professional resume is a great way to stand out in today’s crowded job…

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Get Out of Debt Alternatives

By George Morris | October 29, 2015

If your monthly debt payments, excluding mortgage or rent, exceed 20% of your income, your debts are a serious problem requiring action. Here are some basic alternatives to get out…

Credit Card Convenience Checks

Just Say No To Credit Card Convenience Checks

By George Morris | October 29, 2015

Mark Boileau of Dallas recently bought a new Toyota Prius with the help of a “convenience check” issued by his credit card company. But his experience turned out to be…