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Millennials and Credit: An Inside Look at How Millennials Use Credit [infographic]

Did you know that Millennials outnumber baby boomers by 15 million and earn around $20,000 less than the U.S. average.  Below is an infographic that takes an inside look at the complicated relationship between Millennials and Credit.    

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How 10 Minutes of Credit Score Reading Could Save You Thousands

According to a recent icount survey, about 25% of UK adults do not understand the concept of a credit score. Other nations like the U.S. have found similar, or even higher, levels of credit ignorance among their citizenry. This isn’t good, folks. And it’s not good for the people who are the least informed. Those […]

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When Should You Take Out a Loan to Pay Down Other Debts?

It’s practically a commandment of sound financial management that you should never throw good money after bad. And that means never taking out a loan to pay down debts, because in so doing you just create a cycle of more debt, more stress, and less control over your own finances. Like all rules, though, this […]

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5 Tips to Avoid Debt after Graduation

Graduating students who have taken out student loans are in for a bit of surprise soon after graduation. Once you receive your first student loan bill, you may be taken aback, especially after you see how much you owe to the government. The average amount of student loan debt is in the $30,000 range and […]

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How to Save Money by Buying a Used Car

I have a 2001 Ford F150 Super Crew pickup sitting in my driveway and I plan on having it for a while longer. While a 14-year old car isn’t for everyone, there are many benefits to buying a used or second-hand car. After reading this, you’ll want to find a cheap car now.   Depreciation New […]

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3 Simple Steps to Stop Overspending

If you admit to being an over-spender you’re not alone. Total debt in the U.S. has reached $11.9 Trillion dollars while the average american household has over $7900 in credit card debt, $10,000 in auto loans, and over $100,000 in mortgage loans. While robust consumer spending is an important driving factor for the U.S. economy, […]

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