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4 Simple Steps Anyone Can Use to Reach Financial Goals

An action plan to reach financial goals isn’t something reserved for New Year’s resolutions. You can begin at any time of year. Here are four steps that anyone can use — even you! — to reach financial goals.

Want a Higher Credit Score? There’s an App for That

While there certainly are exceptions, in general, technology has made our lives easier. Cell phones make it more convenient to stay in touch with someone. GPS keeps us from getting lost in unknown areas. Streaming music services allow you to build a gigantic song library for little money. And now, digital advancements can help you build credit and earn a higher credit score, too. Here’s how.

Overwhelmed by Debt? Credit Counseling Can Help

Maybe bill collectors are calling you on a regular basis. Or perhaps you’ve maxed out your credit cards and are struggling to pay the minimum month after month after month— building a mountain of debt that’s crushing you. You could also be planning to buy a house and looking to get your credit and finances in order before applying for a mortgage. If you identify with any of these scenarios, a credit counselor could be the helping hand you’re looking for.

Ask the Expert: Should I Pay My Taxes With a Credit Card?

April 15th is tax day, and represents the Internal Revenue Service’s tax filing deadline for the year. If you owe money to the U.S Treasury or your state’s tax authority, you’ll have to either mail your payment that day or file for an extension. Filing for an extension means the interest clock will begin ticking,

Financial Abuse Against the Elderly, Protecting Aging Parents From Financial Fraud

Financial abuse against the elderly is real and costly. Some estimates put the total loss at $37 billion each year. While many abuses are instigated by strangers who prey on society’s most vulnerable, many losses are caused by people the victims trust. Here’s what you need to know to protect aging parents from financial fraud.

Lending Money to Friends and Family Without Losing Both

If you’re thinking about loaning money to a friend or family member, here are some tips to help them out—without damaging the relationship—and getting your money back.

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.

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