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New vs Used Cars - Pros and Cons

New cars can be a real source of joy and pride, and that new car smell can be irresistable. But is buying a new car the smartest thing you can do with your hard-earned dollars? Buying a new car comes with many hidden costs. Also, the value of the car depreciates the moment you drive it home, and it... more

Financial Planning and Strategies

Are You 18 to 35? Read This Before You Spend Another Dollar

By Paula Pant. Do you think that just because you're young, you don't need to worry about money? Guess again. Whether you're a high school graduate, college student or you've recently entered the working world, getting a good handle on your finances is key to living a happy life. It doesn't... more

Managing Family Finances

Teaching Children About Money

Interestingly, the subject of how to handle money is something that many parents put off discussing with their children, says Karen DeRose, a Certified Financial PlannerTM practitioner with Lincoln Financial Advisors in Chicago. ?Typically, our parents weren't forthcoming about money, so it's not... more

Understanding Your Credit

10 Steps to Fixing a Credit Report Error

Did you spot a mistake on your credit report? Take action immediately. This isn't the sort of thing you should overlook. A single blemish on your credit report can negatively affect your ability to get a loan, apply for a job, and may even be a symptom of potential identity theft. Don't let an... more

Budget Planning and Tips

7 Tips to Keep You On-Budget This Holiday Season

It's that time of year again. Stores are running festive commercials, your local coffee shop is offering gingerbread lattes, and you're beginning to worry about how you're going to afford another round of "the most wonderful time of the year." There's no doubt about it; the holidays are expensive.... more

Managing Debt

Student Loans: A Bubble in The Making?

By?James O'Brien January 7, 2014 If more and more students are leaving U.S. colleges and universities with five figures of student loan debt, and an increasing number of them end up delinquent in repaying those loans, are we looking at a financial bubble? And will that bubble... more

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