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    Simple ways to save money on everyday expenses

    Category: Personal Finances
    Saving money doesn’t have to mean huge budget changes or big sacrifices. Sometimes, just simple changes and modifications to your spending habits can really add up over the long term. Some of the following are easy ways you can begin saving money on your daily expenses: Eliminate the little things That morning coffee at your […]
    Tags: bills, bulk purchases, monthly expenses, saving, shopping
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    Tips for getting the lowest rate for your auto loan

    Category: Cars
    Are you in the process of buying a car, and will need to finance your purchase with an auto loan? When it comes to applying for an auto loan, you’ll want to think beyond just getting approved and carefully consider the rate you’re being offered. After all, the lower the interest rate, the less you […]
    Tags: car dealerships, car loans, Credit Reports, down payments, Interest Rates
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    The different ways retailers get consumers to overspend

    Category: Shopping
    Leaving a store with far more merchandise than you ever planned on buying—perhaps you know the feeling all too well. There are so many different ways that retailers get customers to buy much more than they meant to, and it can be easy to overlook some of these subtle (yet effective) tactics. By knowing what […]
    Tags: discounts, overspending
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    Do you have student loans? You may qualify for debt forgiveness

    Category: Education
    Have you started falling behind on your student loan payments because they’ve simply become too difficult to keep up with? Although most borrowers will be required to eventually pay back what they owe in their entirety, in some situations, it’s possible to have some or all student loan debt forgiven. The following are some ways […]
    Tags: bankruptcy, debt forgiveness, Student Loans
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    Saving money on currency exchange

    Category: Travel
    Are you planning travel to a foreign country? Unless the United States Dollar is widely used in the country you’re traveling to, currency exchange is unavoidable. Currency exchange is one of those travel expenses that can easily sneak up on you and add up quickly, especially if you’re planning on extensive travel. The following tips, […]
    Tags: atm fees, Credit Cards, currency exchange
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    Lowering college expenses, continued

    Category: Education
    Affording college isn’t always easy, especially when you factor in all of the different expenses. From tuition to required course materials, the costs can add up quickly. For some students, these expenses hold them back from achieving the level of education they want to pursue. The following tips, however, can help to lower some of […]
    Tags: college expenses, living expenses, tuition
  • Lowering college expenses

    Category: Education
      Affording college isn’t always easy, especially when you factor in all of the different expenses. From tuition to required course materials, the costs can add up quickly. For some students, these expenses hold them back from achieving the level of education they want to pursue. The following tips, however, can help to lower some […]
    Tags: college expenses, living expenses, tuition
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    7 tips for buying your first home, continued

    Category: Housing
    Although the following tips can be helpful for anyone buying a home, for someone buying a home for the first time and likely unfamiliar for the process, they can be especially beneficial: Take all homeownership expenses into consideration Many first-time homebuyers underestimate just how much it costs to own property; there is much more to […]
    Tags: Buying a Home, Credit Reports, home inspection, mortgages
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    7 tips for buying your first home

    Category: Housing
      Purchasing your first home is a very exciting milestone, but in the midst of all the excitement, it’s important to remember that it’s also a decision that shouldn’t be taken likely. While you want to enjoy the house shopping process and have fun, it’s important to be practical as well, and make certain things […]
    Tags: Buying a Home, Credit Reports, home inspection, mortgages
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    Buying a home that’s part of an HOA

    Category: Housing
    If you’re purchasing a home, you’ll see that many homes these days are part of an HOA (Homeowners Association). A Homeowners Association governs various aspects of the community, and this also means an extra fee added onto your monthly mortgage payment. Homeowners Associations are especially common amongst new construction homes, townhouses, and condos. Although it […]
    Tags: Buying a Home, HOA, mortgage payments