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Need to Pay for Healthcare Costs? What to Know About Medical Loans and Medical Credit Cards

Even if you have an emergency savings fund —  you can avoid dipping into it for healthcare expenses, with a couple financing options. With medical credit cards and medical loans, you have several alternatives for covering out-of-pocket medical bills, both unexpected and pre-planned. But like any credit card or loan, it’s a good idea to […]

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Can Online Subscription Services Help You Save Time and Money? Here’s Our Take

These days, make a few clicks online, and a purchase ends up on your doorstep or on your device. With just a couple more clicks, you can have repeat buys automatically delivered on a regular basis via a subscription service. Whether you’re looking for the everyday basics or something to spice up your life, there’s […]

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Save, Invest, or Pay off Debt? How to Find Balance Between Financial Priorities

Saving money, paying down debt, and investing are all smart and responsible financial moves, and doing any of these can be a great way to take control of your financial future. But sometimes, deciding which to turn up over the others can feel like a tricky balancing act. While there may not be a one-size-fits-all […]

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Be a Master Negotiator: 10 Things You Can Negotiate for and How to Do It

You might already know you can negotiate your salary, the price of a car, or the cost of a house. But did you realize you can incorporate that negotiating mindset into many other purchases? Whether you’re a natural bargainer or feel intimidated by initiating a negotiation, with a little planning and understanding, you can work […]

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Financially Smart, Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

Sometimes, the holidays have a way of sneaking up on you. Before you know it, you’re wracking your brain for last-minute gift ideas — and all you can come up with is a gift card, an envelope of cash, or the infamous IOU. This year skip the gift certificates, cards, and cash, and get creative […]

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It’s a Wrap: 5 Financial To-Dos to Check off Your Year-End List

Holiday time might be the most wonderful time of the year … but it also can be the busiest. That’s why I’ve put together this short and sweet, end-of-year checklist to kickstart your financials for the new year! Think ahead for the new year with these five financially-savvy ideas: 1. Give to charity. Americans gave […]

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Shop Smart and Save: Time Your Big Purchases Right With This Calendar

It’s no secret that certain days each year are prime for shopping — ahem, Amazon Prime day, for one. You’ve probably even held off on a purchase before so you could snag it at a discount with a Cyber Monday deal or a Labor Day blowout sale. But while specific days like those make it […]

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Smart and Stress-Free Holiday Décor Ideas

Holiday cheer is sure to be in high demand this year … but not the kind that puts lots of pressure on your wallet. When it comes to decking the halls, festive, frugal, and fun is the name of the game. Whether you’re into DIY decorations, handmade holiday décor, or creative winter ideas, a little […]

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6 Easy Ways to Find the Best Deals Online

We know it’s tough to resist a good sale. What’s even tougher? Seeing something you already bought … for a better price somewhere else. This winter shopping season, we’re going to help you stay within your holiday budget and avoid the disappointment of a missing out on a good (sale) opportunity. Instead of choosing to […]

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5 Steps to a Holiday Budget You Can Stick With

Crisp morning air, warm pumpkin spiced lattes, and ads for holiday deals playing on TV — fall is here, which means now is a great time to start planning your expenses for the upcoming months of winter festivities. By mapping out your budget ahead of time, you can keep your spending in check as spooky […]

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