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Is Relocating for Cheaper Rent Worth It?

If there’s one thing all renters worry about, it’s how much they’re paying for rent. While most financial experts agree that the amount you pay monthly should be less than a third of your monthly income, young renters with entry-level salaries sometimes have a tough time paying less...
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10 Money Steps to Take Before Your 70th Birthday

Our money needs — and demands — are constantly shifting as we age. By the time we reach our 60s, if we’ve planned well, we have a sizable nest egg that will support us into our older years as we scale back or stop work altogether. That doesn’t...
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Steps You Must Take Before the Next Financial Crash

You’ve probably been seeing headlines about yet another financial crash on the horizon. It’s true, the International Monetary Fund has released grim projections for the immediate future of world finance. Why? Well, it’s complicated. Basically, the forces which were put in place to fix the last recession may...
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10 Infamous ‘Last Words’ of Personal Finance

Managing your finances can be confusing. You might hear all sorts of advice that seems prudent. And you might assume that you’re taking the right approach by acting on this advice. But what seems like a smart course of action might actually jeopardize your financial security. Here are...
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How to Avoid 5 Costly Credit Card Traps

When used properly, credit cards are extremely valuable personal finance tools. Credit cards can offer four big benefits: 1. Responsible usage of a credit card is the easiest way to build a good credit score. Despite widespread myths, you don’t need to go into debt to have a...
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Cyber Monday Sales Still on Top, but Losing Some Luster

NEW YORK — Shoppers traded bricks for clicks Monday, flocking online to snap up “Cyber Monday” deals on everything from cashmere sweaters to Star Wars toys. Now that shoppers are online all the time anyway, the 10-year-old shopping holiday has lost some of its luster as online sales...
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