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What You Need to Know About ChexSystems and Early Warning Services

Posted 1 week ago

Can’t get a checking or savings account? You might be in the ChexSystems or Early Warning Services databases which are used by banks to determine whether to let you open a savings or checking account. These are two of the primary Bank Account Screening Consumer Reporting Agencies. What is a Bank Account Screening Consumer Reporting […]

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What You Can Learn if You’ve Been Scammed

Posted 1 month ago

Being scammed can feel like having your home invaded. Your trust level goes down, and you are determined not to let it happen again. If you’ve been a victim of a scam, there are valuable lessons that can be learned. Here are a few examples of what you can do to prevent being scammed in […]

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Getting Back on Budget After the Holidays

Posted 4 months ago

January is the month almost everyone says, “Oops.” That’s when the bills from your holiday spending arrive. This year, don’t shuffle statements and neglect some bills in order to pay others. You can manage your money – and the lack of it. Here are some tips to get your finances back on budget after the […]

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Financial Goals

Posted 10 months ago

If you’ve decided that it’s time to work on setting goals that will help you achieve more financial balance and financial security, you deserve a hearty pat on the back. It’s time to take more control of your finances and start dictating more of your future, but before you’re off to the races, take the […]

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5 Principles for Debt Management

Posted 11 months ago

All too often, people make the mistake of simply ignoring their debt. This is often due to being unable to pay off large amounts all at once and remaining in what feels like a never-ending cycle of repayment. Instead of hoping for a big windfall from the lotto or the death of a rich uncle […]

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The First Rule of Making a Personal Budget — Keep It Simple

Posted 2 years ago

As you begin to put together your personal budget and begin the journey toward better financial stability, there will be plenty of advice on where to begin and how to proceed. Sometimes too much information can be a bad thing, especially when you’re already feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of finally confronting your spending and […]

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Take Control of Your Finances and Get Out of Debt

Posted 2 years ago

Sometimes it can feel like debt sneaked up on you, and now you have to deal with what feels like an overwhelming burden. No one wants to stay in debt, but it can be difficult to know where to start so you can take that first step and start building positive momentum. Taking control of […]

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Common Debt Management Mistakes People Make and How to Avoid Them

Posted 2 years ago

If you’ve decided to improve your debt management skills and want to take the first steps to eliminating debt, there’s always some room for improvement. It’s never too late to learn from your mistakes and avoid them going forward. Better yet, you can learn from others’ mistakes and avoid making them altogether. Here are a […]

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Setting Financial Goals: A Guide to What Should be Included

Posted 3 years ago

Everyone wants to be able to enjoy financial peace of mind, but achieving that goal can be difficult, especially when it seems like there is always a new financial fire to be put out. A medical bill or unexpected car repair can be enough to put you behind and make achieving financial stability seem like […]