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Money Related Stress Blog

Money-Related Stress: 7 Tips from Psychologists

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If you regularly worry about money, you are not alone. Every year the American Psychological Association (APA) commissions an annual nationwide survey to examine and understand the impact of stress. And every year since it began collecting data in 2007, money-related stress has been a top concern. 
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Is Debt Consolidation a Good Idea Blog

Is a Debt Consolidation Loan a Good Idea?

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Debt consolidation loans allow you to refinance by taking on a new loan to pay off multiple debts. Consolidation combines numerous debt obligations into one monthly bill that streamlines the repayment process for credit cards, loans, and other bills. Loans are typically paid in monthly installments that include interest and fees accrued. They can be an effective way to resolve debt, but only if you meet specific criteria. Find out if debt consolidation is a good idea for you and…
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Create a Portfolio Website on a Budget Blog

How to Create a Portfolio Website on a Budget

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Whether you are self-employed or looking for your next career move at a company, a well-made online portfolio is a must. A well-executed portfolio website will increase your visibility and grow your personal brand. This blog covers everything you need to know to create a portfolio website on a budget. Building a website is more accessible and more affordable than you might imagine. There are many platforms to choose from and design templates to help you create a digital space to…
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Keep Finances Healthy During a Divorce Blog

Keep Your Finances Healthy During a Divorce

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The end of a marriage is a stressful and life-changing experience. Separating from your spouse can do lasting damage to your finances. The longer it takes to finalize the divorce, the more damage is done. A study of 9,000 couples by Ohio State researcher Jay Zagorsky showed that long-term divorce wipes out 77% of a family’s wealth. The decline in wealth usually begins during a separation and gets worse in the months or years leading up to the divorce. 
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6 Reasons You're Stuck in Debt

6 Reasons You’re Stuck in Debt

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Dealing with debt can be an incredibly scary and stressful experience, but it’s also a common struggle for many Americans. CNBC recently reported that the average American has $90,460 in overall debt, including credit cards, student debt, mortgages and personal loans. You might be asking yourself, “if debt is such a big problem, then why aren’t we all pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps and fixing it?” Unfortunately, getting back on track financially is often much easier said than done,…
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Flight Booking Myths Blog

The Truth About How to Book Cheap Flights

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Booking flights is by far one of the most expensive aspects of traveling. Domestic and international flights can cost thousands of dollars per ticket. To save money, travelers are always on the hunt for tips and tricks. Unfortunately, not all the advice out there is up to date, and myths abound. I fact-checked some of the most popular claims to bring you the truth about how to book cheap flights.
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Book Cheaper Flights Blog

7 Tips to Book Cheap Flights

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Flight prices frequently change, making it difficult to feel confident you are getting the best deal. Will it go up tomorrow? Will it drop in two weeks? Should I buy now or wait? There is no crystal ball or secret sauce to guarantee you’ll always find the cheapest possible fare. However, there are plenty of things you can do to feel more confident in your decision. Use these seven tips from experienced travelers to book cheap flights. 
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Debt Payoff Worksheet Blog

Debt Payoff Worksheet: DIY ‘Get Out of Debt’ Formula

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Ending your relationship with debt is a journey that takes time, planning, and ultimately, a little bit of math. We created a debt payoff worksheet to help you gain a good understanding of your income, expenses, and how much money you can put toward your debt every month. Our worksheet enables you to crunch the numbers to choose a strategy that is right for your circumstances. 
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Buying Home Seller's Market Blog

Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market: What to Expect

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It’s homebuying season! Demand for homes started growing in 2020 during the pandemic and shows no signs of slowing down. This is excellent news for sellers, who can get top dollar for their homes in a competitive market. On the other hand, buyers are facing new challenges that stand between them and their dream houses. 
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Wedding Debt: Why It’s Not Worth It and How To Avoid It

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For many couples, weddings are the biggest celebration they’ll plan in their lifetime. Between choosing the venue, bridal party, clothes, food, decorations, food and entertainment, it’s normal to feel excited and overwhelmed at the same time. Unfortunately, many couples also find themselves stressed and uncertain as they try to figure out how to foot the bill. While it’s tempting to rely on credit to pay for your big day, the resulting debt could start your marriage on the wrong foot….
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