New Scoring Could Help Credit-Shy Millennials

New Scoring Could Help Credit-Shy Millennials

February 18, 2019 • 0 comments

Millennials’ aversion to credit cards can make it hard for them to build good credit scores. A recently announced scoring system, the UltraFICO, may someday help them and other consumers get loans and credit based on how they use their bank accounts.

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How to Manage Student Loan Debt Without Making It Worse

How to Manage Student Loan Debt Without Making It Worse

February 13, 2019 • 0 comments

When you’re struggling financially, keeping up with your student loan payments might feel like you’re stuck on a runaway train--

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4 Tech Tasks to Keep Your Parents Safer Online

4 Tech Tasks to Keep Your Parents Safer Online

February 11, 2019 • 0 comments

All of us are vulnerable to fraud. But the ways some older people use technology can put them at higher risk.That’s where you come in. When you’re home for the holidays, or the next time you visit your folks, offer to help with a few tasks that can keep your parents safer online.

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How to Make Cheap Fast Food Healthier for You

How to Make Cheap Fast Food Healthier for You

February 6, 2019 • 0 comments

Maybe you know to plan and prep healthy meals for the upcoming week to save time and money. And maybe you usually have a slow cooker of heart-healthy stew simmering by the time you get home or a freezer full of homemade meals ready to thaw. Here’s how to take advantage of the affordability of fast food while making it a little healthier:

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A College Education Isn’t Priceless

A College Education Isn’t Priceless

February 4, 2019 • 0 comments

College-bound high school seniors of America: You are about to embark on one of the most formative periods of your life, full of new friendships, personal growth and overcaffeinated conversations on the nature of humanity. Keep “ruinous student debt” off the list.

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How to Stop Scammers Who Sound Just Like Your Bank

How to Stop Scammers Who Sound Just Like Your Bank

January 30, 2019 • 0 comments

If you ever get a call from someone claiming to be a customer service agent at your bank, pump the brakes before answering any questions — even if they have the right caller ID. Using “caller ID spoofing,” scammers can make it look like they’re calling from your bank’s phone number. Here’s the tipoff that it might be a scam: Banks typically don’t call you asking for personal information.

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You Don’t Have to Live By These Money Myths

You Don’t Have to Live By These Money Myths

January 28, 2019 • 0 comments

We’re told experiences are supposed to make us happier than stuff — turns out that may apply mostly to the affluent.

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Budgeting No Fun? Try Gamifying Your Financial Goals

Budgeting No Fun? Try Gamifying Your Financial Goals

January 23, 2019 • 0 comments

In a way, most financial advice can be boiled down to this: Spend less, save more. But where’s the fun in that? One trick financial advisors recommend is to make a game of achieving your short-term and midterm financial goals. Here are ways to put some fun into financial planning.

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Scrub These Expenses From Your Budget in 2019

Scrub These Expenses From Your Budget in 2019

January 21, 2019 • 0 comments

You don’t have to cancel your Amazon Prime or turn your vacation into a staycation in order to save money. Here are some less painful things you can cut from your budget in 2019.

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Exercise Options Besides an Annual Gym Membership

Exercise Options Besides an Annual Gym Membership

January 16, 2019 • 0 comments

Resolving to get healthier in 2019 is admirable. Elbowing through the mosh-pit gym crowds in January is impressive, if not pretty. Not using the gym at all by June, even after paying for a yearlong contract, is, well, disappointing. And it’s a waste of money, even if your intentions were good.

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