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Put Savings on Automatic

If you think saving money is too difficult, and even have justifications to back you up, fuhgeddaboudit. We have the solutions to your saving hang-ups. The best way to start is to put savings on automatic. Common “Reasons” We Can’t Save I don’t have the money. That’s the standard cry from those who wait to […]

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You’re Not Too Young to Build Good Credit

There are all kinds of “credit”—you can take all the credit, give credit where credit is due, or earn extra credit in class. There’s also another type of credit—financial credit—that deals with borrowing money. Did you know you’re not too young to build good credit? You probably borrow money from friends and family. Pretty soon you […]

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Choosing a College That’s Right for You

College. For most teenagers, it is the biggest decision of their lives. Choosing a college to attend is a process often riddled with stress, confusion, or both. Choosing a College Can Be Fun Mitch Warren, director of the Office of Admissions at Purdue University, understands why students worry, but he believes choosing a college doesn’t […]

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Keep Financial Resolutions This Year.

Bust the Mid-Winter Blues and Keep Financial Resolutions This Year. I always spend part of the last day of the year trying to come up with a great New Year’s resolution. While I know most of them won’t be kept for a full 12 months, I like to state some kind of goal for myself. […]

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Raising Grandchildren Can Lead to Financial Challenges

Increasing numbers of grandparents are becoming primary caregivers to their grandchildren, a new role. Many have found raising grandchildren can lead to financial challenges. Don’t Take On New Debt Because many grandparents are in their 50s or older, it’s important to avoid taking on new, large debts or willingly sacrificing retirement savings plans—there’s not enough […]