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The Busy Budgeter

Rosemarie Groner knows what it’s like when your financial aspirations are in conflict with your personality. After all, she’s been there herself. When Groner left her job as a state trooper to be a full-time mom, her family had spent its way into $30,000 of debt. By her own admission, most of her financial mess […]

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Tarra Jackson: Madam Money

If you’re looking for a financial influencer who brands herself differently than the typical modern-day motivational speaker, you may be looking for Tarra Jackson. Jackson, also known as Madam Money, shares her innovative ideas and money management expertise on her popular blog and online platforms. While playing multiple public roles in the world of personal […]

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Your Complete Guide to Using Your Credit Cards

Q: I’d love to improve my credit score, but I can’t get ahead of my monthly payments. I also find that my spending gets out of control when I’m paying with plastic. How do I use my credit cards responsibly? A: Using your credit cards responsibly is a great way to boost your credit score and your […]

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Beware Back-to-School Tuition Scams

Back-to-school season means a flurry of shopping — and a flurry of scams. Scammers know that students and their parents are caught up in a frenzy of preparations and errands and are, therefore, more likely to fall victim to schemes. As you get ready for school, look out for these scams targeting college students and […]

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Understanding The Credit Card Trap

Did you know the average American household carries $6,358 in credit card debt? If that doesn’t sound too alarming, consider this: A debt of $5,000 with an interest rate of 24.99% (which is the current rate of a typical Capital One or Citibank card), where only the minimum payment is made each month and no […]

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Watch Out for These Scams as the Country Moves Toward Reopening

  As the coronavirus continues spreading across the country in waves and peaks, every state is making bold moves toward reopening under a strange new set of circumstances dubbed the “New Normal.” Face coverings are de rigueur. Floor markings have been slapped down exactly 6 feet apart near checkout counters in retail stores. Shoppers are […]

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Snowball vs. Avalanche Debt

Debt is the ultimate killjoy. It can destroy a budget, make long-term financial planning impossible, and shadow every purchase you make with guilt. No one wants to live with that debt burden. But how do you kiss your debt goodbye? Crawling out from under this mountain won’t be easy, but if you’re ready to realign […]

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Elder abuse awareness day June 15, 2020

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, 2020, recognizes the risks of elder abuse and neglect of older people. It’s a day for family and caregivers around the world to learn how to take proactive steps to protect loved ones and for older people to learn how they can protect themselves.. What is elder abuse […]

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6 Rules to Follow for Safe Curbside Pickup During a Lockdown

1. Review your order carefully. Triple-check your order before placing it to minimize the number of trips you take to the store. 2. Wear a face covering and gloves. The CDC recommends wearing a cloth covering over your mouth and nose, or a face mask, when out in public.  This is now mandatory in many […]

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