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Paying off Debt is Sexy and Saving Money is Safe

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This post was inspired by my blogging buddy Alicia from Financial Diffraction and her insightful observation in my End of February 2014 Debt Repayment Update where she comments “I think you’re just so used to demolishing debt that accumulating savings doesn’t have the same pay-off in your head – maybe?”


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How to Rack Up Air Miles Without Ever Stepping on a Plane.

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Rack up air miles without ever stepping on a plane. Find out the tricks and steps you can take to collect the miles from every day activities.


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5 Things To Do If You're a Victim of a Data Security Breach

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Once you understand that there is a data breach compromising your information, it’s time to take action. Here are 5 things to do if you are a victim of a data security breach.


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The Who, Why and How Behind Your Credit Health

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As a writer in the personal finance sector, I spend a lot of time reading blogs about how to improve or establish credit. The information out there is great. I’ve come across tons of articles that offer a variety of ways to improve your credit score. Reading between the lines, it’s become pretty clear to see that there is one thing that is most important above all when working on your credit.


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How Credit Scores Affect Your Mortgage

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When you apply for a mortgage, one of the first things the lender will do is check your credit score. Your credit score is essentially your financial reputation. Lenders use your credit score to gauge how likely you are to repay the loan.


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How To Cancel A Credit Card – Breaking Up With Your Credit Card Company

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If you use credit cards, you know that when you sign up for one, you’re not just signing up for a financial account. You’re signing up for a relationship between you and the lender (company) that offers your credit card. That being said, the unfortunate reality is that relationships don’t always work out. As a matter of fact, a good amount of financial relationships simply don’t work.


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Debt Confessions: Ashley’s Story

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I guess my debt story really begins about 8 years ago when I met my ex-boyfriend. I was young, in love…and worked at a video store. You can imagine my measly salary. My boyfriend, thankfully, had a great, well-paying job for someone in their early 20s, and after about a year of dating, we moved in together.


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Should Utilities Be Added to Credit Scores?

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Since credit scoring is becoming a part of everyday finances, some consumer advocates believe it makes sense to include non-loan payments, such as utility payments, in credit scores.


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An app-o-rama for hundreds of dollars?

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Back in the 2000s the rage among credit card enthusiasts, if there is such a thing, was 0% balance transfer offers. Not to pay down debt, but to get a free loan and earn interest. They would apply for 0% offers, max out the cards with a cash advance, then put that money into a savings account that earned 4, 5% or more. With a $20,000 credit limit that meant $1,000 a year in interest earned, a great deal.


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How to Choose the Best Airline Miles Credit Cards

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Airline miles credit cards have gained appeal with travelers worldwide. But how do you choose the right one for you? Learn what to look for to get the best!


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