Eating on a Budget

Groceries can be expensive, but following a few simple steps can help lower their cost. All it takes is a little bit of planning and shopping "know-how" to get the best deals. These few tips can help you master those skills and help lower your grocery expenses week by week.  

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Personal Loan or Installment Loan. Is There a Difference?

There are many types of personal loans available to consumers, each of which comes with its own set of repayment terms, finance charges, fees, and other terms. Installment loans fall under the umbrella of personal loans and can be used for short-term financial needs including emergency expenses. Yet they differ from other fast-cash loans. Here’s how they work.

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5 Basic Elements of Financial Fitness

When it comes to being physically fit, several elements must come into play, including eating right and exercising. But what about financial fitness? 

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5 Easy Ways to Better Manage Your Finances and Credit

It is not uncommon for people to look at their checking accounts and wonder where all their money has gone. Life is full of expenses, including seemingly small ones that can really add up at the end of the month. Debt can become overwhelming if you find you need a loan to pay back other debts as payday loans or credit card bills. Without a personal finance system in place, it can be really easy to allow your monthly bills to overshadow your income.

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How to Get Out of the Payday Loan Cycle

A payday loan can be a quick and easy way to get extra money when you need it. However, if you can’t pay back your loan in full (plus interest/fees) by the time you get your next paycheck, you can find yourself in a bigger financial bind than you were before. 

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4 Ways to Improve Credit

It’s simple: The better credit you have, the better your financial life can be.*  

On the other hand, if you have poor credit, you could have trouble getting a loan. If you do get one, it may have hidden fees or high interest rates. Having poor credit could make it more difficult to rent an apartment or get a cell phone contract. You may pay higher insurance premiums, too. While you can’t completely fix your credit score overnight, there are some things you can do today to start improving it.

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