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    Tips to Help Recover Financially After the Coronavirus

    Let the COVID-19 pandemic, commonly known as the coronavirus, serve as a lesson -- a difficult but important one. After hunkering down at home during this pandemic, COVID-19 has taken more than just a physical toll on the country and each one of us individually; it may have taken a financial toll as well. Let’s look at tools to help recover financially after the coronavirus.

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    8 Practical Ways to Control and Reduce Spending

    Overspending: it's easy to do if you're living paycheck to paycheck where one extra emergency expense may send your financial situation over the edge. All solid financial plans involve methods for controlling and reducing spending. These less obvious, yet practical ideas may help reduce your monthly expenses.

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    How to Recover from a Rejected Loan Application

    If you've applied for a loan and it has been turned down, not only can this put a stop to the money you needed, it might also be an indication that your credit score isn’t as good as you thought. This might preclude you from getting a loan now or in the future.

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    7 Financial Tips for Newlyweds

    Marriage is an investment in each other. You will make many decisions together throughout your marriage. The toughest decisions typically revolve around money. Are you a saver? A spender? How and where should you spend it? You might be surprised to learn your beloved has very different ideas about money than you. Unfortunately, financial issues are among the top reasons why marriages fail. According to a 2017 survey by Ramsey Solutions, couples who declare they have a “great” marriage are almost twice as likely to talk about money on a regular basis compared to those who say their marriage is only “okay” or “in crisis.”

    There are a few things about money and financial goals you and your loved one should discuss to make sure you’re both on the same page before taking the plunge.

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    9 Easy Financial Spring Cleaning Tips

    As the weather starts getting warmer it’s a reminder that spring is right around the corner.  It’s time to start focusing on spring cleaning around your house and tossing out the old and unused, keeping what’s important and cleaning items you’ve avoided all winter.  It’s also a great time to start thinking about your financial spring cleaning and dusting off your financial documents too. 

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    What Does Annual Percentage Rate (APR) Mean On Your Installment Loan?

    You may have seen something called APR listed on your loan documents when you borrow money.  This could be a credit card statement, a mortgage statement, or even a personal loan statement.  You may have often asked yourself, “What does ‘APR’ really mean?”.  You should understand the math behind calculating an APR to help make informed decisions on which type of loan is best for you.

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    Beware of Fraudulent Imposter Websites


    Counterfeit online lending websites claiming to be legitimate installment loan providers will collect your personal information via what seems like a valid application process.

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    What Is Revolving Credit?

    There are many different types of credit available to consumers today. Making sure you are informed about what is available and how different account types can impact your credit rating is crucial to making right decisions.

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    Avoid These 8 Common Tax Return Mistakes

    Tax Season is upon us again and millions of Americans may put off filing until just before the April 15 deadline. Government cutbacks over the past few years have resulted in a number of layoffs of IRS agents, and subsequently, the number of tax audits has been falling, but don’t be fooled into thinking “I’ll never get audited.” Roughly one million Americans will be audited this coming year[1].  These audits do not include filers whose returns were sent back for mistakes. 

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    Ready, Set, File! Prepare for Tax Season

    Plan for Your Taxes Ahead of Time

    The IRS does not accept tax returns until mid to late January, but there is no time like the present to start planning for your taxes and be that much closer to a possible tax refund.

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