Personal Finance

Getting Your Financial House in Order in 2015

It's a new year, and now is the perfect time to start thinking about your financial security in 2015.  If you have debt, the new year is the time to reign it in.  If you are fortunate enough to have remained debt-free, where should you be putting your extra money?  This article should help guide you to be more financially free in 2015!

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Pick Up Your Tax Refund in Cash at Walmart!

Are you ready for tax season? Walmart is.

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How To Invest $100

Many people ask me what the best way to use their spare money is.  What stock should I buy? Should I invest in real estate?  Well, for those of us that don't have thousands of dollars sitting idle in a bank somewhere foreign, here's my recommendations on how to invest you $100 in the best way possible.

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5 Side Jobs That Can Supplement Your Income Today

We all like a little extra money, don't we? Whether you're struggling to get by or want to put money away for a wedding or vacation, extra cash flow never hurts.

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Hey Cardholders: Chase Freedom & Discover It Refreshed Their 5 Percent Bonus Categories! 

Each quarter, the Chase Freedom and Discover It cards refresh their 5% bonus categories. Let's see what the first quarter of 2015 has in store for cardholders of these products!

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9 Things That Don't Affect Your Credit Score

There are hundreds of things that affect your credit score every day.  From how much credit you use to how much of your balances you pay off each month, the list goes on.  However, there are a number of things that you may think affect your credit score, but in fact do not.

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What You Need to Know About the Staples Credit Card Breach

Office supply retailer Staples released a statement last week addressing the company's investigation into its recent credit card breach. Here's what we know so far. 

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3 Reasons Why Credit Cards Are Better than Cash for Holiday Shopping

You hear a lot about the evils of credit cards these days, and the conventional wisdom around holiday shopping insists that paying with cash is always the best option.

That conventional wisdom is wrong.

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9 Reasons To Get an American Express Platinum Card and Never Use It!

The American Express Platinum Card is the grand old dame of charge cards, chock full of prestige and benefits but weighed down by the hefty $450 annual fee.

The prestige should be worth nothing!  But for most people, the $450 is a deal breaker- we're asking you to reconsider.

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Essential Personal Finance Skills Everybody Should Know

Just a decade ago, I would have considered myself financially 'illiterate.'  I had no idea how  finances worked, what a credit score was.  I didn't even have a debit card.  But, after seeing how important money and personal finance was in your everyday life, I made it a goal to learn as much as I could, and started by opening my first bank account.  Here are some essential skills that you need to know to consider yourself financially literate.

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