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Why You Need ExtraCredit in Your Life

What do you need your credit score for? In a nutshell, a lot. Credit cards, loans, mortgages, APR, even renting an apartment—whether or not you qualify is based largely on your credit score. If your credit is less-than-ideal, you know it can make your life just that much harder.    Having a bad credit score can hold… Read More

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Why You Should Stop Playing the Lottery and Open a Prize-Linked Savings Account

If you enjoy playing the lottery, you’re not alone. About half of all adults in the United States have played the lottery, and the average player throws about $600 a year on the long odds that they might hit it big. For the vast, vast majority of people who play the lottery, that’s money down… Read More

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Does Paying Taxes Late Affect Credit?

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the IRS has extended the federal tax filing and payment deadline to July 15, 2020. The recent relief package passed by Congress may have additional tax implications. Please contact a tax adviser for information you may need to complete your taxes this year. Learn more. It’s a good… Read More

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12 Jobs Working with Animals That Pay Good Money

Love the idea of working with animals, but don’t have the resources or desire to go through vet school? You can still put your love of pets or wildlife to work in your career. Here are twelve jobs working with animals that can pay the bills for any animal lover. 1. Groomer Groomers help pets… Read More

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Student Loans vs. Financial Aid

As of early 2020, student loan debt in the nation had reached more than $1.5 trillion. More than 44 million individuals have student loan debt, and the average person with student loans owes a bit over $32,000—which is more than half of the average household income in the United States. As a new school year… Read More

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3 Tax Scams You Need to Watch Out For

According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), there was a 400% increase in phishing and malware incidents during the 2016 tax season. And tax scams extend far beyond email and malware to include phone scams, identity theft and more.  While the April 15 filing deadline still feels far away, as Yogi Berra said, “It ain’t… Read More

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5 Reasons to Start a Savings Account Today

Whether you have begun working or not, opening a savings account is one of the most important steps you can take toward becoming financially independent and achieving your dreams. Here are five good reasons why you should start a savings account today. 1. To Start Building Wealth The road to financial freedom begins with a… Read More

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How to Make More Money

Late payments, rejected loan applications and dried-out bank accounts can be depressing. There are always ways to spend money, but how do you make more money when you need it? Can you earn extra money on the side? If you’re worried about money, try these easy money-making methods on the side. You don’t have to… Read More

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What to Know Before Taking Out a Subsidized Loan

Attending college or university is a dream for a ton of people. Yet higher education can be expensive, seemingly putting that dream out of reach for many students and families. Tuition at American schools has steadily increased for decades, so it can be hard for your average student to afford it. But it’s not only… Read More

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How to Save for Retirement Without Your Employer’s Help

Saving for retirement is easy to put off, but delaying ultimately can make your life harder. Even if your work does not provide any retirement savings plan, you can still make it happen. It may seem frustrating to watch your friends add up their matching 401(k) contributions, but you do not have to be any… Read More

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