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Learn How To Budget With Mint

Mint.com is the leader in free personal financial management software and even more importantly a great budgeting tool. Mint gives you the ability to import all of your spending activity from your bank and credit card accounts and allows you to visualize it. On top of this feature Mint has created a budgeting element that sits [...]

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Help With Taxes

When tax season comes it can be a very stressful time. With the tax code getting more complicated every year, and the potential risk of making the wrong entries on your taxes wreaking havoc on your life, it's important to know that there is help with taxes available. Some help is in the form of [...]

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Basics of Buying Car Insurance Online

Like most other forms of insurance coverage, car insurance provides financial safety in the event an accident takes place. With so many different types of car insurance available, consumers can quickly get overwhelmed when trying to make a decision on which policy to buy. Fortunately, the internet provides all the information needed to select the [...]

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Pros and Cons of Online Bank Accounts

Thanks to the rise of technology, and the ability to bank remotely, online bank accounts are becoming increasingly popular. You don’t need to limit your banking options based on geography anymore; you can use an online bank to take care of most of your needs. Before you decide to move all your money to an [...]

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Prepaid Debit Cards vs Credit Cards

Lately, it seems as though everyone is releasing a prepaid debit card. From Justin Bieber to Suze Orman, celebrity prepaid debit cards are all the rage. These prepaid debit cards look like credit cards, and when you make purchases with them, they act like credit cards. But they aren’t credit cards. There are serious differences [...]

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Building a Better Banking Relationship

By Karlene Sinclair-Robinson When you think of a relationship, it is on a personal level. Thinking about having a relationship with a bank can seem daunting. This is due, in part, to how large a bank is. If your bank is as large as Bank of America or Capital One, you might not think to [...]

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What is a CD Ladder?

As an investment product, CD's or certificates of deposit remain a traditionally safe investment option. While safe, CD's also come with their own set of limitations that can hamper a person’s ability to explore other options in the short-term. As an investment strategy, a CD ladder offers investors a way to take advantage of the [...]

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How Much Should I Save For Retirement?

Most of us will have to face retirement one day. This being said, it is a must that we begin saving for retirement and the best time to start is now. Many people struggle to save money. Most Americans find that saving for retirement is one of the hardest things to accomplish. With present needs taking [...]

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How To Pay Off $95K In Two Years

 Homeownership has always been a dream of mine. I remember as a kid I would walk through different neighbourhoods and think that everyone who owned a home was rich. I thought wow; those people must be doctors and lawyers to be able to live in such a nice house. I promised myself that I would [...]

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Savings Accounts and CDs: Do You Have to Pay Taxes on Interest?

With tax season under way, one of the questions that often comes up is do you have to pay taxes on interest from savings accounts and CDs. The short answer to that question is yes. The IRS expects you to report all of your income, whether or not you receive a form detailing what you [...]

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