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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!

Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund to Pay Off Debt and Raise Your Credit Score

We’re knee deep into tax season and if you’ve played your cards right you should be expecting your refund some time in the next few weeks, assuming you’ve filed your returns already. So what should you do with your newfound windfall? Take a vacation? Make a down payment on a new car? Or, perhaps something smarter? Here are several other options to help you spend your tax refund a little more wisely.

3 Big Reasons to Avoid Payday Loans

Payday loans are short-term cash loans based on expected future wage earnings. These loans are often very easy to get, but extremely difficult to pay off. Here are three big reasons to avoid payday loans, and alternatives to payday loans for you to consider first.

Credit Reporting Overhaul Agreement Will Bring Massive Changes In Credit Reporting

In one of the largest industry overhauls in more than a decade, the three credit reporting agencies — Equifax, Experian and Trans Union — will change the way they handle credit report errors and disputes, unpaid medical bills and more. John Ulzheimer, credit expert for, breaks it down and explains exactly what this overhaul entails.

When It Pays to Make a Balance Transfer

In a perfect world, you’d pay your credit card bill in full each month. But, life happens — your basement floods, your daughter needs braces, your refrigerator dies — and before you know it, you’ve got a balance that you can’t pay off. Fast forward several years later, and you’re still carrying a revolving balance.

6 Quick Tips for Boosting Your Tax Refund

While a tax refund of any amount is welcome news, landing the biggest one you’re entitled to is even better. Read on for six quick tips for boosting your tax refund.

Links We Love: 44 Ways to Make More Money

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others on the web! This week we’re highlighting ways to make more money—44 of them!, the only excuse you need for a frugal wedding, why you should consider an IRS payment plan before paying you taxes with a credit card, the seven

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