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4 Financial Secrets of the Super Successful

Would you like to be more successful? Is one of the reasons because you’d like to have a lot more money in the bank? If so, you might be surprised to learn about the four traits all super-successful people have in common. The 4 Biggest Secrets of Super Successful People Until you know the following […]

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Taking Your Retirement for a Financial Test-Run

When it comes to planning and saving for your retirement, there’s loads of information already out there. This means it’s now easier than ever to put together a financial retirement strategy that’s well-informed and well-considered. Knowing exactly what will happen once retirement actually arrives, though, is trickier. Every experience is different, and you can’t be […]

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Tax Deductions for Common Charitable Contributions

This article has been updated for the 2017 Tax Year   Donating your time or treasure to help support a worthy cause is an awesome way to give back to your community. You not only benefit the organization with your charitable donation, you are providing the support necessary for the organization to continue to help […]

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How 10 Minutes of Credit Score Reading Could Save You Thousands

According to a recent survey conducted by Nerdwallet, about 25% of US adults do not understand the concept of a credit score.  This isn’t good, folks. And it’s not good for the people who are the least informed. Those who understand credit scores know that they’re easy enough to keep healthy. But for people who haven’t […]

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New Tax Law Changes: Tips for Last Minute Tax Filers

If you haven’t filed your taxes yet you are not alone.  Roughly one-fifth of all Americans who file taxes do so just days before the IRS deadline.  Recent changes to the tax laws are likely to increase the number of late filers as they scramble to make sense of the impact these changes have of […]

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Top 5 Factors That Will Lower Your Credit Score the Fastest

A good credit score can affect everything from the interest rate you pay on loans to whether you land that dream job.   On the other hand, there are lots of  things that can negatively affect your credit score and knowing what factors can impact it is important.  We’ve put together a list of the top […]

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Manage Your Money Like You Manage Your Weight

Have you ever thought about how similar money management and weight loss are? The overlap is almost uncanny because both goals require planning, self-awareness, and enough self-control to stay on task and resist temptation. These same abilities translate well to career success and many other goals, as well. If you’ve cultivated success in one area […]

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What Discounts Should You Look For In Your Car Insurance?

  Car insurance premiums can really add up over time, resulting in a financial headache at times. Thankfully, there are a lot of different ways you can save on your monthly premiums. While there are many ways you can approach reducing your car insurance premiums, one of them is taking advantage of the different discounts […]

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Tax Identity Theft Awareness- Staying Safe This Tax Season

Tax Identity Theft is when someone uses your social security number to file a tax return in your name. The thief simply makes up income and other data and submits a fraudulent tax form to the IRS in an attempt to obtain a tax refund. During just the first nine months of 2016 the IRS […]

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Repair Your Low Credit Score by Focusing on Key FICO Score Components

This article is sponsored by Lexington Law Firm   Banks and financial institutions use credit scores to make determinations regarding a consumer’s credit risk. Employers, landlords, and insurance companies use credit scores in building a picture of how responsible you are. The higher the credit risk the higher the interest rate you will be charged. […]

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