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How to Pay Off a Collection Account

Are you being hounded by a debt collector to pay off a collection account you owe? Read on to find out what you need to know when dealing with collections, and the steps you’ll want to take, before you agree to pay off a collection account.

Links We Love: 10 High-Paying Jobs You Can Get Without Going to Grad School

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others on the web! This week we’re highlighting high-paying jobs you can get without going to grad school, ways to make money from spring cleaning, how to tackle your debt, stories of real people who overcame debt — and a whole lot more!

Another Day, Another Breach: The Five Stages of Breach Grief

Premera Blue Cross data breach exposes 11M people. Neal O’Farrel, identity theft expert for Credit Sesame, explains how the endless litany of data breaches have evolved into a predictable pattern in the way consumers react, and breaks down the five stages of breach grief.

5 Essential Habits of Consumers with Excellent Credit Scores

An excellent credit score opens the door to the best financing offers on the market. Who wouldn’t want to take advantage of them? Read on to learn the five essential habits of consumers with excellent credit scores.

Ask the Expert: Does My Credit Score Count My Income?

After getting a new job with a much higher salary, a Credit Sesame user writes in to find out if the increase in income will help his credit scores. John Ulzheimer, credit expert for Credit Sesame, answers.

16 Simple Savings Hacks That’ll Help You Save Money All Day Long

Some days — from the moment you get up until you lay your head down on the pillow to go to sleep — it feels like you’re hemorrhaging money. Even if it’s just a few dollars here and several there, by day’s end, it adds up to a hefty chunk of change. If this sounds like your life, read on for an hourly guide of simple savings hacks that’ll help you spend less and save more from dusk ’til dawn.

Links We Love: 10 Best Outdoor Adventure Vacation Destinations on a Budget

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others around the web! This week we’re highlighting the ten best outdoor adventure destinations on a budget, six money habits that are illegal, the biggest financial mistakes made by each generation, how much debt can end up costing you over your lifetime and how to stay motived while you pay off that debt —and more!

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