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How Much Debt Is Too Much? Here Are The Warning Signs

How Much Debt Is Too Much? Here Are The Warning Signs

Money doesn’t buy happiness, the saying goes, but “danger debt” can buy misery. Debt balances that are too overwhelming, interest rates that are too high, and debt purchases that are for trivial things can lead to big trouble. Here are signs that you’re knee deep in danger debt.
Top Phone Scams: Thieves On the Line Are Clever, But You Can Outwit Them

Top Phone Scams: Thieves On the Line Are Clever, But You Can Outwit Them

Some phone scams are as old as crime itself, while others are cooked up fresh to take advantage of the latest news -- like COVID-19. Either way, almost all phone thieves are either after your money or your personal information so they can steal your identity. Here are some common phone scams and tips on how you can protect yourself.
What You Need to Know About Insurance Coverage Options

What You Need to Know About Insurance Coverage Options

While most of us are familiar with home or health insurance, there are tons of unique coverage options available for all kinds of things. Check out this guide to learn about the most important insurance plans and why they’re worth the cost.
Easy Tips to Help You Budget For Life’s Extras

Easy Tips to Help You Budget For Life’s Extras

One of the hardest things to budget for is unexpected and extra expenses. Follow these tips to improve your financial well-being and be ready for whatever life throws at you.
Keep Your Money in a Safe Place With These Banking Tips

Keep Your Money in a Safe Place With These Banking Tips

Protecting your savings should be a top priority when searching for a bank or lender. Check out these tips to ensure your local bank is legitimate and keep your money safe while building for your future.
Prepare for the Unexpected With These Tips for Starting an Emergency Fund

Prepare for the Unexpected With These Tips for Starting an Emergency Fund

When an emergency strikes, money is often one of the major causes of stress and uncertainty. Help secure your financial well-being with this guide to establishing an emergency fund and always be ready for the unexpected.
Evaluate Your Budget and Save Even More in the Future

Evaluate Your Budget and Save Even More in the Future

Securing your financial well-being takes solid planning with a focus on the future, but you can learn a lot from looking back at your past expenses. Here’s how to evaluate your budget, fix questionable spending habits, and save even more in the months ahead.
Get the Most Out of Your Money With These Helpful Investing Tips

Get the Most Out of Your Money With These Helpful Investing Tips

When researching stock investments, many people hit information overload. We’ll give you tips to get the most out of your money when entering the market - from choosing stocks to managing expectations, read this before buying shares of your favorite companies.
Gift Smarter With These Tips on Finding Reputable Charities and Avoiding Scams

Gift Smarter With These Tips on Finding Reputable Charities and Avoiding Scams

Donating to charities is meaningful and fulfilling, but there are pitfalls to be aware of before contributing. Read these tips to spot scammers and make sure you always donate to reputable organizations.
Tips and Tricks to Create a Monthly Budget the Right Way

Tips and Tricks to Create a Monthly Budget the Right Way

Monthly budgeting is tricky, and being disciplined with spending is even more difficult. Here are some tips to dial in your budget to help reach your financial goals.