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Tips for Keeping Your Monthly Food Bills within Budget

The prices of food products are on a continuous rise. According to recent studies, families of four can have an approximate monthly charge of $1,200 on food bills alone! However, whether you are feeding a family or just yourself, food bills can add up. Find ways to reduce this and you can put less... 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


For Richer Or Poorer

Every spousal financial relationship is unique. Through the years, couples develop their own systems for handling financial matters. Sometimes it is one partner's responsibility to manage all finances, sometimes the other's and sometimes a combination. Whatever the situation, certain information... 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


Can You Afford Your Lifestyle?

Most consumers have no idea how much installment debt may be too much installment debt on items such as houses, car loans, 0% interest furniture or carpet deals and credit card revolving balances. It can be too easy to just say ?Where do I sign?? and take the items home on impulse, and increase... more

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