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4 hacks to save money during the holidays

Organizing your holiday spending is a great way to increase holiday joy. Right now is a great time to plan out...

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Is it wise to take on a new loan when you have debt?

It’s always smart to approach new debt cautiously especially when you already have debt you’re working to pay ...

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From classroom to crisis: A teacher’s debt journey

From a pit of financial despair, it was almost impossible to see any light at the end of the tunnel. Shaneequa...

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How my HELOC saved me after a layoff

Protecting yourself from possible financial struggles that haven’t happened yet is nothing short of brilliant....

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5 steps to stay afloat in a government shutdown

Whenever a government shutdown looms, millions of government workers, contractors, and military servicemembers...

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4 tips one woman used to pay off her credit card debt in 2 years

Debt isn’t forever, even if it feels like you’ll never be free.

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Our debt shame became a hopeful future

Eight years ago, my wife and I received a call from our foster care case manager that our foster son’s biological...

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5 financial lessons I learned after going through a divorce

There was a time when I felt like the poster child for “We all make mistakes.” The truth is, everyone lives and...

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Smart ways to reduce your debt and STILL save money

Having debt hanging over your head can feel frustrating, and it can be tempting to simply pay off big chunks when...

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