Financial Survival Skills For Your College Bound Kid

Every summer, a new crop of students graduate from high school, and their parents get ready to release them into the wild. Many of these students are planning to continue their schooling, so their parents dutifully teach them a number of useful survival skills—completing financial aid applications, choosing a school, doing their own laundry, and…
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Credit Myth Of The Day

Closing the credit cards that you don’t use will help boost your score…False! It is a common myth that closing unused credit card accounts will be good for your credit score. In fact, it will actually hurt your credit score. It can negatively affect your credit score in two ways. 1. A large chunk of…
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Credit Myth Of The Day

  Bad Credit is Better than No Credit…False! This is a common myth. If you have bad credit, you may have a lot of work to do cleaning up past due accounts and collections before you can start to rebuild. Depending on just how bad your credit is, you will likely be turned down for loans and…
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How Do You Save Money?

I heard a story the other day about a family that managed to save $12,000 in 3 years by saving $5 dollar bills every time they received one as change. If you think about it, that’s pretty impressive. It got me thinking about other creative ways people have of saving money. There is the old…
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6 Common-sense Ways To Deal With Money Problems

By Joshua Huffman The Village Financial Resource Center There are a lot of people out there that are under the impression that there is a top secret super solution to solving money problems. Some think that if they could just discover this secret, it would solve all money problems and put them on the road…
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