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Best Online Investment Sites 2017
3 days ago

Best Online Investment Sites 2017

In This Article

  • What Are the Best Online Investment Sites?
  • Summary: Best Online Brokerages
  • Best Overall Online Investment Sites
    • Ally Invest
    • Wealthfront
    • Betterment
    • Personal Capital
    • TD Ameritrade
  • Best Online Brokers
    • Wealthfront
    • FutureAdvisor
    • Personal Capital
    • Motif Investing
    • OptionsHouse
    • TD Ameritrade
    • Charles Schwab
    • OptionsXpress
    • Merrill Edge
  • Best Online Trading Companies
Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards
5 days ago

Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards

BEST CREDIT CARDS BY CATEGORY

 

If you like to travel, using a travel rewards card can give you a way to earn points that you can spend on travel. …
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Best Debt Consolidation Services 2017
1 week ago

Best Debt Consolidation Services 2017

In This Article

  • What Is Debt Consolidation and Settlement?
  • Best Debt Consolidation Loans for Good Credit
    • SOFI LOANS REVIEW
    • UPSTART LOANS REVIEW
  • Best Debt Consolidation Loans for Average Credit
    • LENDING CLUB REVIEW
  • Best Debt …
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How to Get a Deal on a Cabana in Vegas
3 months ago

How to Get a Deal on a Cabana in Vegas

Have you ever been to a Vegas pool party in 100 plus degree heat? Well I have and it’s terrible, unless you are one of the lucky few to be …
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Are Credit Scores that Credit Cards Provide Legit?
5 months ago

Are Credit Scores that Credit Cards Provide Legit?

Reader Question: My credit card company just sent me a bill and my credit score was on it. Is this an accurate score? Should I trust it?

Answer: The credit …
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Top 5 Investing Resolutions for 2014
8 months ago

Top 5 Investing Resolutions for 2014

The end of the year rapidly approaches, and with it a buying frenzy for the holidays. After the frenzy comes regret and resolutions to do better next year. Holiday spending …
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Secret Ways to Save Money on Amazon
8 months ago

Secret Ways to Save Money on Amazon

Looking to save money on Amazon? We all love to buy eBooks, gadgets and many other products from Amazon. In our life most of us have definitely bought a product …
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Top 5 Money Resolutions for 2017
8 months ago

Top 5 Money Resolutions for 2017

As you consider your resolutions for 2017, make sure you include some personal finance improvements in your goals. Luckily, there are certain steps you can take to improve your financial …
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4 Money Habits of the One Percent

The richest people in the world have a few common habits. This is not coincidental. For those who want financial independence, there are certain lifestyle changes they must adopt that …
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Top 3 Mortgage Myths

There is a lot of misinformation about mortgages floating around. When people are ready to buy a home, it’s important for them to educate themselves in order to separate fact …
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How to Avoid Taking on Massive Debt While Holiday Shopping
8 months ago

How to Avoid Taking on Massive Debt While Holiday Shopping

Are you being careful this holiday shopping season? Many people will overextend themselves when shopping for gifts, but that is just what happens during the holidays, right? It doesn’t have …
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Top 5 Mistakes New Homebuyers Make
9 months ago

Top 5 Mistakes New Homebuyers Make

If you’re looking to buy a new home, you’re not alone. During the last couple of years, home sales in the U.S. have averaged just below the five million mark, …
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Hotels vs. Vacation Rentals: Which is Better?
9 months ago

Hotels vs. Vacation Rentals: Which is Better?

When I travel I often wonder what the better financial choice is, hotels or vacation rentals? With the holidays fast approaching it’s important to get the most out of your …
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401(k) vs. IRA: Which is Better for Retirement?
9 months ago

401(k) vs. IRA: Which is Better for Retirement?

Thinking of putting money aside for retirement? That’s a sign that you’re prudent with your personal finances; it’s never too early to begin planning for your future. Traditional IRAs and …
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4 Alternatives to Traditional Savings Accounts
9 months ago

4 Alternatives to Traditional Savings Accounts

Savings accounts used to be a pretty good place to stash your money; a few decades ago, it was not unusual to see double-digit interest rates offered on simple savings …
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What Homeowners Insurance Does Not Cover
9 months ago

What Homeowners Insurance Does Not Cover

Earthquakes, floods, fires – OH MY! Consumers often don’t realize that homeowners insurance doesn’t cover certain costs related to major damage. When it comes to a major catastrophe more than …
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When Is the Best Time to Refinance Your Mortgage?
9 months ago

When Is the Best Time to Refinance Your Mortgage?

Mortgage refinancing is big news these days. Hardly a day goes by when we don’t see a TV or Internet ad about the financial benefits we can gain by refinancing …
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5 Money-Saving Tips for Your Vacation in Spain
10 months ago

5 Money-Saving Tips for Your Vacation in Spain

Despite its recent economic difficulties, Spain continues to be an important destination for visitors from all over the world. The United Nations World Tourism Organization reports that more tourist dollars …
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Update Your Kitchen for Cheap
10 months ago

Update Your Kitchen for Cheap

For homeowners who are seeking to make the most out of their home renovations, being able to update their kitchen for an affordable price can be a paramount element towards …
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Best Ways to Save Before the Holidays
10 months ago

Best Ways to Save Before the Holidays

As the holiday season approaches, so too comes the many extra holiday expenses that can bust your budget.  From gifts to feasts, from shipping to travel expenses, the costs can …
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How to Save Money on Hotel Rooms in San Francisco
10 months ago

How to Save Money on Hotel Rooms in San Francisco

The great thing about San Francisco — besides the great food, beautiful scenery and countless tourist attractions — is that it has a ton of hotels to choose from. This …
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When is the Best Time to Purchase Holiday Air Travel?
10 months ago

When is the Best Time to Purchase Holiday Air Travel?

The holiday season is fast approaching and if you are like me, you have yet to book your plane tickets. I am constantly eyeing flight prices and like to wait …
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Best Investment Sites for Newbies
11 months ago

Best Investment Sites for Newbies

If you want to get into investing but aren’t sure how to start, signing up for on the top online investment sites can be a good first option. Instead of …
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5 Tips to Keeping Your Credit Score Healthy
11 months ago

5 Tips to Keeping Your Credit Score Healthy

We all know that your credit score helps loan issuers determine how reliable you are when it comes to money, but most of us don’t check our credit score until …
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Tricks to Saving Money with Credit Cards

A lot of people these days blame credit cards for the national debt crisis, but really the issues lies with our inability to control our impulses when buying. If you …
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What to Look for in a Home Insurance Policy
12 months ago

What to Look for in a Home Insurance Policy

If you are serious about buying a home, you should start thinking about homeowner’s insurance. Home insurance will protect your home if disaster strikes. Unfortunately, many first time home buyers …
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Who Can Benefit From Debt Consolidation?
12 months ago

Who Can Benefit From Debt Consolidation?

If you are struggling with debt, you might want to consider debt consolidation. Debt consolidation is the process of getting one loan to pay off all of your debt. Instead …
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What Is the Optimal Credit Score?
12 months ago

What Is the Optimal Credit Score?

Reader question: What’s the highest credit score? What score should I be aiming for?

Answer: Truthfully, the highest credit score is not the score you should be shooting for. The …
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What Are Payday Loans and How Can You Use Them?
1 year ago

What Are Payday Loans and How Can You Use Them?

Ever get into a financial bind and need a little extra cash quick? Many people don’t realize that you can get a quick loan that can cover you financially …
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Investing For Newbies: How to Start Online Investing
1 year ago

Investing For Newbies: How to Start Online Investing

In the modern world, numerous people are turning to online investment. Online investment enables many to bypass the charges and the fees levied by investment banks and traditional brokerages, manage …
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Top 5 Reasons to Refinance Your Home
1 year ago

Top 5 Reasons to Refinance Your Home

There are myriad reasons why different people refinance their homes. Refinancing your home for the right reasons has the potential of guaranteeing you significant savings. In fact, any time …
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Health Insurance Tips for Anyone Who’s Been Laid Off
1 year ago

Health Insurance Tips for Anyone Who’s Been Laid Off

Getting laid off can be a scary and daunting experience, with the economy faltering and resources the scarcest they’ve been in decades. There are lots of things to consider after …
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How to Avoid Identity Theft
1 year ago

How to Avoid Identity Theft

As our lives transition to a more online existence, we become more and more vulnerable to identity theft. With personal information like phone numbers, address, mother’s maiden name and social …
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How Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Helped Me Cut the Cable Cord
1 year ago

How Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Helped Me Cut the Cable Cord

Let me start by saying that I love TV. I watch it every night for at least a couple of hours, if not more. I get addicted to shows that …
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Getting and Paying for Exactly What You Need with Health Insurance
1 year ago

Getting and Paying for Exactly What You Need with Health Insurance

Making a major decision such as purchasing health insurance requires thorough consideration of personal requirements and financial commitment. Although many employers offer benefits meetings where the health insurance options are …
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How I Learned to Live Without Credit Cards
1 year ago

How I Learned to Live Without Credit Cards

More and more people are opting to live without credit cards, since many of us get swept up in the convenience of the buy now/pay later mentality. That could be …
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Best Credit Report Monitoring Services
1 year ago

Best Credit Report Monitoring Services

In an age ruled by credit cards, loans and borrowing, credit scores have become the gold standard of measuring your financial health. Sadly, because of that, credit report monitoring services …
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Just Graduated? Don’t Make the Same Financial Mistakes I Did
1 year ago

Just Graduated? Don’t Make the Same Financial Mistakes I Did

Congratulations, graduates! You’ve finished school and now you get to join the real world with the rest of us. It’s nice here in the real world. You get to make …
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Best Ways to Save on Summer Travel
1 year ago

Best Ways to Save on Summer Travel

You’ve got to get away this summer. There’s no question about that. Summer vacation is more than a ritual. It is a stress management tool, a productivity enhancer and an …
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Cheap Ways to Save on Working Out and Staying Fit
1 year ago

Cheap Ways to Save on Working Out and Staying Fit

If you are serious about getting in shape for the summer, you might be considering a gym membership. But let’s be honest, gym memberships can be expensive, and completely not …
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Traveling to Tulum on the Cheap
1 year ago

Traveling to Tulum on the Cheap

Looking to travel to the white sandy beaches of Tulum but not sure you can afford it? A trip to Tulum, Mexico can severely damage your wallet if you …
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How Did Credit Reports Start?
1 year ago

How Did Credit Reports Start?

By  •  Credit

Have you ever wondered how it came about that credit scores gained the power that they have? Here’s a brief outline of the evolving role of credit agencies in our …
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What Retirees Wish They Knew About Retirement Savings Earlier
1 year ago

What Retirees Wish They Knew About Retirement Savings Earlier

Retirement is supposed to be a golden time when people reap the rewards of having worked hard and spent wisely throughout their working lives. Not only do retirees have more …
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5 Tax Implications for Retirees
1 year ago

5 Tax Implications for Retirees

You thought you had learned everything you needed to know about taxes and finance, but now that you’re retiring, you find out there is a whole new set of rules …
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How to Get Upgraded in Vegas for Your Bachelorette Party
1 year ago

How to Get Upgraded in Vegas for Your Bachelorette Party

A bachelorette party in Las Vegas is always a good time, however a weekend in Sin City can be disastrous for your bank account. Between the brand-new sequin shorts and …
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Practical Ways to Get Out of Debt

Sometimes, debt can slowly grow until you suddenly feel overwhelmed and trapped by its ever-increasing numbers. Other times, debt can come all at once from instances such as hospital bills …
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Will 401(k)s be Obsolete in 30 years?
1 year ago

Will 401(k)s be Obsolete in 30 years?

401(k) retirement plans have only been around for a little more than 30 years, but will they still be around in another 30? 401(k)s were created as a way for …
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What Is the Cheapest Day to Book Flights?
1 year ago

What Is the Cheapest Day to Book Flights?

Flying is expensive. That is just the world we live in now. However, you don’t have to completely be at the mercy of the airlines. There are a few tricks …
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Simple Ways to Raise Your Credit Score
1 year ago

Simple Ways to Raise Your Credit Score

If you’re like most people, the recession took a toll on your finances, and probably your credit score. So how do you get it back to where it needs to …
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How Much Does an IRA Cost?
1 year ago

How Much Does an IRA Cost?

Individual retirement accounts, or IRAs, were established by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to help people save and invest money for their retirement years. IRAs allow people to contribute money …
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Best Ways to Pay Off Your Credit Card Debt
1 year ago

Best Ways to Pay Off Your Credit Card Debt

The country as a whole is in over $11 billion of credit card debt, so it’s safe to say that most of us are trying to find a way to …
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4 Best Family Summer Vacation Ideas on a Dime
1 year ago

4 Best Family Summer Vacation Ideas on a Dime

It’s really important to take time out and have a family vacation each year but when money is tight, having a break can be difficult. Here are four ways to …
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Top 5 Personal Finance Books
1 year ago

Top 5 Personal Finance Books

This list of the top five personal finance books offers a wide range of viewpoints, where they discuss many aspects to life but with a money focus. The books provide advice …
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Should You Save for Retirement or Your Kid’s Education First?
1 year ago

Should You Save for Retirement or Your Kid’s Education First?

Which should you save for first: your retirement, or your children’s education?

An increasing number of financial planners are advising their clients to start saving for retirement first before putting …
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Best Money-Saving Mobile Apps
1 year ago

Best Money-Saving Mobile Apps

There are several websites and apps for smart phones that simplify paying bills, saving and investing. But which ones are straightforward and easy? We break down a few of our …
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How Much Does Amazon Fire TV Cost? What Is It?
1 year ago

How Much Does Amazon Fire TV Cost? What Is It?

Amazon has just released their Amazon Fire TV, a new box that you can connect to your TV that will enable you to stream all of your Amazon content, along …
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4 Ways to Invest Your Tax Refund
1 year ago

4 Ways to Invest Your Tax Refund

When you complete your tax return, one of the things you most look forward to is getting a tax refund. You should use this money to shore up your finances. …
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Tips for Saving Money on Airfare
1 year ago

Tips for Saving Money on Airfare

Looking to find the best deals on airline tickets? The complicated web that is used to set prices can sometimes seem overwhelming. The best tool is to be informed. Airlines …
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Best Credit Cards with Free Credit Scores
1 year ago

Best Credit Cards with Free Credit Scores

Want your credit score but don’t want to have to pay for it? Luckily, several credit card companies are now including your credit score on your monthly billing statement to …
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Do You Know Your Retirement Number?
1 year ago

Do You Know Your Retirement Number?

How financially ready are you for retirement? If you don’t have a clue, you’re not alone. According to the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, only one in 10 people know …
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Best Credit Card with 0% Interest Perk
1 year ago

Best Credit Card with 0% Interest Perk

With fewer people signing up for credit cards, the credit card lenders are pulling out all the stops when it comes to offering extra bonuses and incentives with their credit …
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Is it Better to Give or Receive Taxes?
1 year ago

Is it Better to Give or Receive Taxes?

Now that it’s tax season, are you like the 75% of American workers who will receive a tax refund this year? Or did you find yourself writing a big check …
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Best Credit Cards for Spring Break
1 year ago

Best Credit Cards for Spring Break

Are you already ready to get away from the cold and head off to a tropical destination for spring break? This has been one of the worst winters ever, and …
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What Is the Cheapest Online Tax Service?
1 year ago

What Is the Cheapest Online Tax Service?

Reader Question: I want to do my taxes online but are TurboTax and H&R Block the cheapest? Is there another service that is cheap and easy to use?

Answer: First …
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Best Credit Cards to Pay Your Taxes
1 year ago

Best Credit Cards to Pay Your Taxes

If you can’t afford to pay your taxes with cash or you just want to earn some extra cash back or travel points, using a credit card to pay your …
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Mutual Funds for Dummies
1 year ago

Mutual Funds for Dummies

Mutual funds offer an excellent way to make some money in the stock market without being subject to the roller-coaster ups and downs which can result from buying stock in …
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What to Do Before Debt Collectors Call
2 years ago

What to Do Before Debt Collectors Call

Many people are in debt today due to lost jobs, high unemployment rates, or medical bills. If you’re struggling to pay your debts, there are a few things you can …
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Tips to Save on Your Wireless Bill
2 years ago

Tips to Save on Your Wireless Bill

Going over your minutes used to be the biggest expense for a wireless phone bill. If you still have a monthly minute limit, there are plenty of ways to track …
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Be Unique While Being Thrifty this Valentine’s Day
2 years ago

Be Unique While Being Thrifty this Valentine’s Day

You don’t have to drop big money to have a fun and romantic Valentine’s Day that your love will remember and cherish. Try these four simple ideas to give your …
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Smart Student Loan Options
2 years ago

Smart Student Loan Options

With the cost of education rising, student loans tend to be the only option for many students. However, a large amount of student loan debt can be debilitating post-graduation. Choosing …
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Tips for Getting the Most Money from Your Tax Return
2 years ago

Tips for Getting the Most Money from Your Tax Return

Tax time is stressful for many people, but if you don’t want to leave money on the table, you need to check your return for accuracy. By avoiding common mistakes …
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How to Get Cash in an Emergency
2 years ago

How to Get Cash in an Emergency

Emergencies arise in everyone’s lives, and they often turn out to be expensive. The very best way to prepare for future crises is to have a savings account set aside …
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How to Build Your Retirement by Trading Stocks
2 years ago

How to Build Your Retirement by Trading Stocks

Investing in the stock market can be an excellent way to build up your retirement fund. According to NASDAQ, over the last 10 years the stock market has produced an average …
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Could Facebook Hurt Your Credit?
2 years ago

Could Facebook Hurt Your Credit?

Social media is becoming more and more a part of our everyday life, but could your social media life start to impact your financial life? It is starting to look …
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What Is an Annuity? How Do I Use It?
2 years ago

What Is an Annuity? How Do I Use It?

Annuities are one of the lesser talked about investment options, which can make it a mystery to some people, but annuities are actually a great way to save for the …
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Credit Card Info Stolen at Target? Here’s What to Do.
2 years ago

Credit Card Info Stolen at Target? Here’s What to Do.

Target is now saying that up to 110 million people were victims of a security breach during one of the busiest shopping seasons. Credit card information was stolen using their …
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Stocks vs. Mutual Funds: Which Is Better for Investing?
2 years ago

Stocks vs. Mutual Funds: Which Is Better for Investing?

In order to understand the difference between stocks and mutual funds, you have to have an understanding of what each is. We will look at the definition of each and …
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4 Retirement Resolutions for 2016
2 years ago

4 Retirement Resolutions for 2016

It’s a new year, which means it is time to start thinking of ways to improve yourself. If you have not yet started to make plans for your retirement years, …
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How to Overcome the After-Holiday Debt Blues
2 years ago

How to Overcome the After-Holiday Debt Blues

Now that the holidays are over, you may find yourself drowning in debt. If that is the case, don’t panic, there are ways to easily pay down your debt without …
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Money Saving Tips for Traveling this Holiday Season
2 years ago

Money Saving Tips for Traveling this Holiday Season

It seems like holiday travel gets more expensive each year. Between the actual cost of getting to your final destination and all the extras this time of year it’s no …
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5 Tax Tips to Complete Before the End of 2015

During the holidays, your 2016 taxes are probably the furthest issue from your mind. But if you don’t put some thought into them before the year ends, you might end …
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How to Protect Your Kids from Identity Theft
2 years ago

How to Protect Your Kids from Identity Theft

Since your kids are not legal adults and don’t have credit cards, they can’t be victims of identity theft, right? Wrong. Kids are actually more likely to be victims of …
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Can Missing One Payment Affect Your Credit Score?
2 years ago

Can Missing One Payment Affect Your Credit Score?

Reader Question: I missed a payment on my credit card this month by more than a week. Will that affect my credit score?

Answer: Great question. Many people think that missing …
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9 Simple Tips for Funding Your Vacation Account
2 years ago

9 Simple Tips for Funding Your Vacation Account

Being able to take a break from work is important, but it isn’t always affordable. While you might not be able to afford a big trip right now, if you start …
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The Future of Mortgage Interest Rates
2 years ago

The Future of Mortgage Interest Rates

By Gina Pogol, Lending Tree

Nothing lasts forever, and that includes historically low mortgage rates. Interest rates have been on an upward trajectory since May 2013. The question is how …
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3 Things to Know About Renter’s Insurance
2 years ago

3 Things to Know About Renter’s Insurance

Many renters do not realize that they are not protected from loss due to theft or liability. They mistakenly believe that the landlord’s insurance policy will cover their belongs and …
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What Is Peer-to-Peer Lending?
2 years ago

What Is Peer-to-Peer Lending?

With traditional investing, the terms and payouts can be confusing to someone who is not well-versed in all the laws and rules that go along with it. Plus, big banks …
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When Is the Best Time to Buy Clothes?
2 years ago

When Is the Best Time to Buy Clothes?

The only thing I love more than clothes is getting a great deal on clothes. Whether you like to shop or not, we all need to buy clothes throughout the …
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Private Student Loans: What Are the Pros and Cons
2 years ago

Private Student Loans: What Are the Pros and Cons

Private student loans are obtained from banks or other lending institutions, and they are intended as a source of fallback funding. In many cases, a student’s full college expenses cannot …
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How To Get a Free Credit Score Without Being Scammed
2 years ago

How To Get a Free Credit Score Without Being Scammed

Reader Question: I want to get a free credit score without getting scammed with fine print and having to pay if I don’t cancel. How can I get that?

Answer:
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Tips for Best Bachelorette Pool Parties in Vegas
2 years ago

Tips for Best Bachelorette Pool Parties in Vegas

It’s the height of summer and you are headed to Vegas for a bachelorette party, AGAIN. Every bride heading to Vegas wants to hit up at least one pool party, …
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5 Tips to Get a Good Mortgage Deal
2 years ago

5 Tips to Get a Good Mortgage Deal

Whether it is for refinancing or a new home, now is the perfect time to apply for a mortgage. Some analysts claim that lenders are not making new loans. The …
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5 Money Talks You Should Have With Your Kids
2 years ago

5 Money Talks You Should Have With Your Kids

Kids learn about how to use money from their parents, but it turns out that most parents don’t like talking to their kids about money. In fact, a lot of parents …
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How to Come Back from a Financial Crisis
2 years ago

How to Come Back from a Financial Crisis

It seems we are on the other side of the recession, or at least on our way out, but that doesn’t mean we’re not still feeling the pain from it. …
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Simple Ways We Ruin Our Credit Without Even Knowing It
2 years ago

Simple Ways We Ruin Our Credit Without Even Knowing It

Everyone knows that your credit score is important for most of your financial moves, whether it be applying for a credit card or trying to score that massive mortgage. The …
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6 Financial Hurdles to Jump Before You Turn 30
2 years ago

6 Financial Hurdles to Jump Before You Turn 30

You’ve graduated college, you are in the real world and you are living it up. But at some point during all the fun, you wake up one morning and realize …
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10 Best Ways to Save For Retirement
2 years ago

10 Best Ways to Save For Retirement

Retirement is something we should all be planning for. If we live long enough, we’ll all get to a point where we’ll be ready to stop working and start settling …
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Dream Honeymoons on a Dime
2 years ago

Dream Honeymoons on a Dime

With all the excitement of planning your wedding, it’s easy to get caught up in a whirlwind of spending in order to make everything turn out just right. By the …
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Marriage and Finances: Best Ways to Talk About Money
2 years ago

Marriage and Finances: Best Ways to Talk About Money

By  •  Budgeting

Even though your spouse is the closest person in the world to you, it can still be hard to discuss money with him/her. Maybe it’s that level of intimacy that …
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5 Ways to Save on a Trip to France
2 years ago

5 Ways to Save on a Trip to France

Saving money on your vacation to France doesn’t mean you have to cut corners; the tips below will actually provide you with a more deeply enjoyable and authentic …
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Why Aren’t We Using EMV Chip Credit Cards?
2 years ago

Why Aren’t We Using EMV Chip Credit Cards?

Starting in 2015, the credit cards we use in the United States will finally catch up to the high level of security that card users in other countries have enjoyed …
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What Is Debt Consolidation?
2 years ago

What Is Debt Consolidation?

The word “consolidate” means to gather several things together into one unified whole. When a person consolidates their debts, they put them all together into one single debt, so there …
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When is a Financial Planner a Smart Idea?
2 years ago

When is a Financial Planner a Smart Idea?

If you’re considering hiring a financial planner, you’re probably balancing the cost of their professional services against the time you’ll save from not having to manage your own finances, as …
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Top 5 Bargain International Destinations
2 years ago

Top 5 Bargain International Destinations

Traveling abroad doesn’t have to require a fat savings account. Time your trip carefully so you avoid holiday airfares, and you can enjoy some of the world’s most unique and …
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How do Prepaid Credit Cards Work?
2 years ago

How do Prepaid Credit Cards Work?

If your credit has suffered because of financial difficulties and you no longer qualify for a regular credit card, or if you are new to the world of credit, you …
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Tax Return Spending that Pays off
2 years ago

Tax Return Spending that Pays off

According to the IRS, the average tax return will be around $2,755, with more than 74% of Americans receiving money back this year. As tempting as it is to blow your …
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4 Most Affordable Smartphones
2 years ago

4 Most Affordable Smartphones

If you’ve been hoping to trade in your flip phone for a smartphone, you’re in luck. There are several affordable options out there for cost conscious consumers. Most major networks …
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Best Ways to Save on Car Insurance
2 years ago

Best Ways to Save on Car Insurance

We all need car insurance, but what is the best coverage for the price? Insurance companies are constantly vying for our business with an abundance of catchy commercials. So how does one …
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Should You Refinance Your Student Loan?
2 years ago

Should You Refinance Your Student Loan?

With refinancing becoming as common as taking out a loan, lenders are constantly sending out unsolicited refinancing offers that cover everything from mortgages to car loans. Thanks to lower interest …
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Are Daily Deal Sites like Groupon and Living Social Worth it?

It’s easy to get sucked into daily deal sites, like Groupon, LivingSocial and Gilt City

 I mean, who doesn’t love 50% off their meal or massage? But do the savings really add up …
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5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Finances
2 years ago

5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Finances

Spring may be the traditional season for overhauling your housekeeping, but it’s also a great time to overhaul your personal finances. By doing a little spring cleaning on personal finance …
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Why Won’t Prepaid, Debit Cards Affect Your Credit Score?
2 years ago

Why Won’t Prepaid, Debit Cards Affect Your Credit Score?

Prepaid credit cards are advertised as a great option for people who are trying to rebuild their credit, but can prepaid cards or debit cards really affect your credit score?


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Are Subprime Home Loans Back?
2 years ago

Are Subprime Home Loans Back?

Recently, Wells Fargo Bank announced that it’s going to start allowing subprime loans again. Since Wells Fargo is the largest mortgage lender in the U.S., analysts concur that the move …
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Luxury Travel on the Cheap
2 years ago

Luxury Travel on the Cheap

By  •  Travel

Who doesn’t love five- star resorts and first class airline travel? Traveling well can cost a pretty penny, however there are some tricks that won’t break the bank. Below I share …
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Does Experian Work?
2 years ago

Does Experian Work?

Reader Question: I’ve seen commercials for Experian. Does it work? Will it protect my credit?

Answer: Let’s be clear from the beginning, Experian does not protect your credit from identity …
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The Scope of Identity Theft in 2015
3 years ago

The Scope of Identity Theft in 2015

There was a time, not long ago, that identity thieves would focus almost solely on stealing social security numbers and credit card information, such as in the recent Neiman Marcus …
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Common Financial Myths to Avoid
3 years ago

Common Financial Myths to Avoid

Money worries are common. However, financial myths abound that can cause you to make mistakes with your financial future. By learning the facts, you avoid using myths as your guideposts. …
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Creative Ways to Pad Your Savings Account
3 years ago

Creative Ways to Pad Your Savings Account

Whether you are saving for a vacation or just want to have an emergency fund put aside, adding money to your savings account is possible (even when you think it’s …
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What Kind of Loan Should a First-Time Home Buyer Get?
3 years ago

What Kind of Loan Should a First-Time Home Buyer Get?

You’ve watched the market closely, and you’ve finally decided to take advantage of the low interest rates and purchase your own home. If you have, then you’ll need to know …
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How to Save Money on Your Fitness Resolution
3 years ago

How to Save Money on Your Fitness Resolution

With 2014 underway, diet, fitness and overall health top the resolution lists. I am one of the many that attempt to partake in a healthy lifestyle but I often wonder …
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What is the Worst Kind of Debt to Carry?
3 years ago

What is the Worst Kind of Debt to Carry?

Is there a good type of debt? What most people think when they see any type of debt is a big, red X. They think that all debt is bad. …
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Scottrade vs. E*Trade: Which Online Investing Service is Better?
3 years ago

Scottrade vs. E*Trade: Which Online Investing Service is Better?

When you’re looking for an online broker, the best thing to look for is which one will benefit you the most. Finding one is not an easy task, as you …
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The Best Health Care Options
3 years ago

The Best Health Care Options

With healthcare policies shifting, it is difficult to find the right policy for you and your family. There has been a shift in what is covered, increase in price, and …
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5 Cash-Saving Tips for Your Next Nest
3 days ago

5 Cash-Saving Tips for Your Next Nest

Homeownership seems like a long-lost American dream, but you can make it a reality by putting a cash-saving plan into action. Check out these five ways to save up money …
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Best Rewards Credit Cards: Picking the Right Card for You
3 days ago

Best Rewards Credit Cards: Picking the Right Card for You

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When you have to buy something anyway, it’s always nice to feel like you’re getting something back for your trouble. Rewards credit cards let …
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How to Build Wealth From Nothing
4 days ago

How to Build Wealth From Nothing

Everybody wants the security that comes from having their finances in order and building wealth. Even if you have nothing now, you can start applying wealth-building techniques to achieve your …
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Best Credit Cards with No Annual Fee
5 days ago

Best Credit Cards with No Annual Fee

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Like other membership perks and incentives, many credit cards waive the annual fee, which can range from $29 to thousands of dollars depending on …
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Best Credit Cards with Low Interest Rates
5 days ago

Best Credit Cards with Low Interest Rates

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Reader Question: I’m looking for a credit card with a low APR, which one is the best?

Answer: It depends on what you are …
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Prosper Review
5 days ago

Prosper Review

For those who are not yet familiar with it, Prosper is one of the best peer-to-peer lending companies because it provides a variety of personal loans at competitive rates. These are unsecured …
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Lending Club Review
5 days ago

Lending Club Review

Lending Club was one of the first online companies to offer peer lending services. The company opened in 2006 to give people access to a wide range of loans, including …
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LendingTree Review
5 days ago

LendingTree Review

LendingTree Review: Lending has always been a stressful endeavor for the typical consumer, able to simultaneously fill a person with dread, confusion and fear. Still, the simple fact of the …
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How Meal Kits Can Save You Money
6 days ago

How Meal Kits Can Save You Money

The average American spends at least 37 minutes a day involved in food preparation and cleanup. That works out to more than a week each year. For cooks that …
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LifeLock vs. Identity Guard vs. IdentityForce
6 days ago

LifeLock vs. Identity Guard vs. IdentityForce

In This Article

  • Lifelock Review
    • LIFELOCK REVIEW
    • LifeLock offers the following features:
    • How much does LifeLock cost?
    • Common LifeLock Reviews
    • Common LifeLock Complaints
  • Identity Guard Review
    • IDENTITY GUARD REVIEW
    • Common Identity Guard Reviews
    • Common Identity Guard Complaints
  • IdentityForce …
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Best Credit Card for Your Credit Score
7 days ago

Best Credit Card for Your Credit Score

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Looking for a new credit card? It might be tempting to apply for the best credit card, even if you don’t have the best …
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Best Online IRAs for 2017
7 days ago

Best Online IRAs for 2017

In This Article

  • What Are the Best Online IRA Companies?
    • Here are the best IRA account options for 2017
  • Best Online IRA Overall: Wealthfront
  • Best Online IRA for Beginners: Betterment
  • Best Online …
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Best Credit Card Bonuses and Perks
1 week ago

Best Credit Card Bonuses and Perks

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If you are looking for a credit card, you should be searching for a card that will give you the best credit card bonuses …
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Sky Blue Credit Repair Review
1 week ago

Sky Blue Credit Repair Review

Sky Blue credit repair is the most affordable and reliable credit repair option that we looked at. Sky Blue has streamlined their credit repair service so that they offer strictly …
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5 Life Hacks for Under $20
1 week ago

5 Life Hacks for Under $20

You’ve likely seen lots of life hacks circulating the internet: Hold the banana by the stem, use bulldog clips to organize cords, make cat toys out of toilet paper rolls, …
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Best Credit Repair Companies Reviews 2017
1 week ago

Best Credit Repair Companies Reviews 2017

In This Article

  • What Are the Best Credit Repair Companies?
    • Best Credit Repair Company Overall: Lexington Law
    • Best Credit Repair Company for Savings: Sky Blue
    • Best Credit Repair Company for Deals: The Credit People
    • Best …
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What Do Mortgage Lenders Look For?
2 weeks ago

What Do Mortgage Lenders Look For?

The house hunting process is stressful enough on its own. You don’t want to find your dream home and have the financing fall through. By learning what mortgage lenders …
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