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How to Improve Your Credit Score

How to Improve Your Credit Score

Credit

Almost no one is perfect when it comes to credit scores. The average score for Americans has been inching up over the past decade and is now close to 700.…

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Building a Credit Score From Scratch

Building a Credit Score From Scratch

Credit

Young adults starting out on their own often bump into a cold fact of financial life: Having no credit history can limit your options just as much as having…

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When to Get a Personal Loan

When to Get a Personal Loan

Debt

There are times in life when you want or need to spend more cash than you have on hand. You can borrow the money and pay it back a little at a time if…

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Consolidating Debt: When Does It Make Sense?

Consolidating Debt: When Does It Make Sense?

Debt

Debt can be hard to crawl out of, especially when payments on credit cards, consumer loans and student loans continue to pile up on top of your living…

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Managing a Loved One's Finances After Death

Managing a Loved One's Finances After Death

Life Events

Apart from the pain of a family member or close friend's passing, settling their financial matters can be time-consuming and difficult. You may have to…

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How to Get Out From Under Student Loans

How to Get Out From Under Student Loans

Repaying Student Loans

If you're a recent college graduate who took out student loans, you likely owe about $35,000. As eye-popping as that average debt figure is, you're certainly…

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