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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…

Buy Now Pay Later

What Is Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL)?

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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What to Do When You Get Laid Off

By Tom Jackson | March 17, 2020

Layoffs are a common experience — 40% of workers report having been laid off at least once and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 1.6 million workers were…

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How To Manage Debt For Active Duty Military, Veterans, & Their Families

By Tom Jackson | February 20, 2020

Joining the military means sacrifice. It shouldn’t mean you give up financial security and end up in debt. Unfortunately, service personnel often struggle more than civilians with paying bills. A…

Create a Special Valentine’s Day on a Budget

By Joey Johnston | February 11, 2020

Love makes people do foolish things. Nothing is more foolish than going into debt for Valentine’s Day. We’re not anti-love. We just want you to celebrate Valentine’s Day without losing…

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Dormant Bank Account Rules & Escheated Funds

By Tom Jackson | January 2, 2020

There’s an estimated $58 billion in unclaimed money out there waiting to find a home and it’s probably worth the time and aggravation to see if any of it belongs…


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