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Financial Basics Every Teen Needs to Know

Right now, driving your son to sports practices and games, hounding him to do his homework, and reminding him that despite being in his late teens, he does have a curfew dominates your daily schedule. But even with the jam-packed schedule, it’s vital that you take the time to talk dollars and cents with your… Read More

5 Money Mistakes College Students Make

As the fall semester starts up for college students across the country, it brings a feeling of newness and possibility. Students often begin the school year with the best of financial intentions —”I’ll only use my credit card for true emergencies,” “Me? Spend my student loan money on beer? Never!” — but they sometimes veer off… Read More

Links We Love: Taking Charge of Your Retirement Fund at Any Age

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others around the web! This week we’re highlighting how to take charge of your retirement, what to do if your parents have NO retirement, practicing gratitude, unfair banking fees, three reasons why some of us suck with money, stupid beliefs even smart… Read More

How to Remove a Judgment From Your Credit Report

If you’ve ever been involved in a lawsuit that went to trial then you are probably familiar with the term ‘judgment.”  A judgment is a formal decision made by a court following a lawsuit. In the world of credit, it’s not uncommon for creditors or debt collectors to sue debtors for nonpayment of their debts… Read More

Links We Love: How to Keep Back-to-School From Breaking the Bank

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others around the web! With back-to-school season in full swing, this week we’re highlighting how to keep back-to-school from breaking the bank, leaving college with less student loan debt, a new school resource for parents and kids (from the CFPB) and how… Read More

How Do I Get Collections Removed From My Credit Reports?

When you default on a credit obligation the original creditor will try to collect it from you directly. After enough time has passed, they’ll grow tired and either consign the debt to a collection agency, or sell it to a debt buyer.  At this point you’ll likely start getting letters and phone calls from collection… Read More

Links We Love: Would Your Life Change If You Became a Millionaire Overnight?

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others on the web! This week we’re highlighting a story about winning a windfall –how would your life change if you became a millionaire overnight?–as well as advice on how to tell your kids “no” when it comes to spending money, creative… Read More