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Common Investing Mistakes to Avoid

Your investment style will have a lot of bearing on the type of investment account you choose. Be sure your decision is the most cost-effective one by avoiding the most common investing mistakes.

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How to Talk With Your Partner About Money

Talking about finances with your partner is widely feared, but frankly, it doesn’t need to be. If done well and regularly it can actually bring the two of you closer together. After all, if financial troubles are one of the leading predictors of marital instability, shouldn’t the opposite hold true?

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13 Smart Tips for Using Your Tax Refund

It’s that time of year again – tax time. A lot of people are gathering up their W2’s, 1099’s, receipts, etc. and seeing how they fare with the taxman. According to Business Insider, nearly 8 out of 10 tax filers in the United States receive some form of a tax refund, with the average amount being paid at around $2,895 – though it does vary by state.

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How to Improve Your Credit Score

Most consumers are familiar with the basic concept of a credit score. When you apply for new credit, such as a car loan or a new credit card account, the creditor reviews your FICO credit rating to determine if you qualify. Your score may also play a role in the interest rate and terms that you qualify for.

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Blue Cash Preferred from American Express

Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express Review

Not many credit cards can match the cash back earning potential that the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express has to offer. With cash back opportunities in popular categories: gas stations, supermarkets, and select department stores in the United States – this card has a lot of appeal.

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Best Budgeting and Personal Finance Apps – 2018

With smartphone apps, it is easier than ever to be financially healthy. No more putting pen to paper on a big spreadsheet (unless you want to), now you have the opportunity to have your budget and financial info with you at all times.

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Chase Freedom

Chase Freedom® Credit Card Review

If you are looking for a great credit card to earn cash back, the Chase Freedom® is a favorite to many. With an introductory cash bonus, multiple ways to earn cash back, and a long 0% introductory APR on both purchases and balance transfers– this cash back credit card is one to really consider adding to your wallet.

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What Does it Mean to Invest?

2017 was a great year for all three stock market indexes. The increases in these markets reflected a booming U.S. economy and excellent corporate profits.

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30 Tips to Save Big at the Grocery Store

Food is a necessary expense that is the third-largest bill in a household’s budget. While it can require a lot of will power and preparation to cut a monthly food budget in half by planning and shopping wisely, it is not an impossibility.  

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