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Military Saves: What Is it and How to Participate

By Tom Jackson | January 14, 2019

The stress of dealing with financial problems is a huge concern in the military and one of the reasons it is so involved in promoting “Military Saves.” Military Saves is…

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Debtors Anonymous

By Robert Shaw | November 28, 2018

A friend confides that the house sale she thought would bring a free-and-clear down payment on a retirement condo in sunnier climates took a surprise turn. Before settlement, her husband…

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5 Ways to Reduce Financial Stress

By Tom Jackson | August 9, 2018

Feeling the squeeze from financial worry? Saying you’re not alone isn’t useful. Saying there’s professional help for your condition just might be the best thing this side of winning the…

Credit Card Interest Annual Price Tag: $1 Billion

By Joey Johnston | August 9, 2018

Americans are paying more than $100 billion in credit card interest annually. That means the average American household using credit cards is throwing almost $2,000 a year in the garbage…

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Will Carrying a Balance Help My Credit Score?

By George Morris | July 30, 2018

The world is full of myths, and one might be costing you a lot of money. It’s the widespread belief that you need to carry a balance to improve your…

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DIY Debt Consolidation: How to Consolidate Debt on Your Own

By Tom Jackson | July 2, 2018

Americans who carry balances month over month should be alarmed by the interest they’re paying: As the Federal Reserve persists in incremental hikes, credit card rates keep surging. But there’s…

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Destination Weddings Don’t Have to Break the Bank

By Tom Jackson | June 21, 2018

These days, for the launching of a lifetime together, the only thing better than a properly organized wedding is a properly organized destination wedding. After all, it’s not just a…

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How to Pay Off Debt by Making More Money

By Joey Johnston | June 1, 2018

One of the best ways to get out of credit card debt is the old-fashioned way – earn more money. Ugh. Making extra money requires extra effort, and a lot…

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Retired and in Debt: Help for Senior Citizens

By Joey Johnston | May 15, 2018

Debt is a growing threat to the retirement plans of Americans. In fact, the only time most retirees will be out of the hole will be when they get put…

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How to Manage Your First Paycheck

By Tom Jackson | May 2, 2018

First job? Congratulations! Welcome to the work force! First paycheck? You have some planning to do. Paychecks are your ticket to join – and enjoy – America’s economy, but there…


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