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How to Get Your Credit Score for Free

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:03:00 +0000

You can get your credit score for free if you know where to look. Here are eight ways to check your FICO score without paying a dime. Many consumers know that they can get a free annual credit report from each of the three credit reporting bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. But this report only […]

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A Survey of the Best HSA Accounts Available Today

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:28:00 +0000

A Health Spending Account is a great way to pay for healthcare or save for retirement. To help, we’ve surveyed the very best HSA accounts available today. It used to be that consumers didn’t have much choice when it came to HSAs. Many of these accounts were little more than dedicated-use high-interest savings accounts. Now […]

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50 Tips to Help Establish Your Emergency Fund

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:00:21 +0000

50 Ways to build an emergency fund. Tips, tricks and strategies on saving more for emergencies and where to keep your rainy day money. There’s a reason Dave Ramsey’s famous Baby Step #1 is to build an emergency fund. It helps people get on track for becoming financially independent. I don’t agree with everything Ramsey […]

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Which Credit Card Should Be Your First?

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:50:10 +0000

Getting a credit card as a young adult is a big step. To help, we’ve researched the best first credit card options and how to make this important choice. Getting your first credit card is a significant financial milestone. Maybe you’re a college student jumping into personal finance for the first time. Or maybe you’ve […]

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How Many Savings Accounts Do You Need?

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:51:08 +0000

Back in the day, we had just one savings account. Mine came with a passbook. Now we ask–how many savings accounts do you need? We have the answer. These days, more banks are offering low- or no-fee savings accounts. This can make it tempting to open a lot of different accounts. And, in some cases, […]

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A Review of GEICO Auto Insuance

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:41:18 +0000

Have you ever seen a GEICO commercial?  Of course, you have. In fact, I bet over the last few years, you’ve seen hundreds of them. Every month it seems this auto insurance giant is releasing a new ad to lure customers in. Originally, it was take 15 minutes and save 15% on your car insurance. […]

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The Best Cash Back Credit Cards of 2017

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:00:57 +0000

Cash back credit cards can help consumers practice responsible spending while earning a little extra for their efforts when used properly. The days of earning 5 percent cash back on all credit card purchases may be just a memory, but the smart use of credit cards can still be profitable for diligent consumers. You may […]

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