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You Just Need to Increase Your Savings By 1% a Year

One of the most common questions people have about getting their finances in order is how to possibly save enough for retirement when the numbers are so overwhelming. Life is expensive, and putting away 10 percent of your salary per year seems painful at best and impossible at worst.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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You’ll Need a $22/Hour Wage to Afford a Two-Bedroom Rental in the U.S.

There is nowhere in the U.S. where a full-time worker earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 could afford a two-bedroom rental apartment working 40 hours per week, according to a study released Wednesday from the National Low Income Housing Coalition. In fact, workers need to make on average of $22.10 per hour to…Read more… […]

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The Fundamentals of Different Frequent Flyer Programs 

Keeping track of different airlines’ frequent flyer programs to get the best deal can be a full time job (and is, in fact, for a handful of travel bloggers). Rules are constantly changing, points expire and racking up miles just doesn’t go as far as it used to. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Why You Should Make Student Loan Payments During Your Grace Period

When you graduate college (or drop to less than half-time status), you’re given a six-month grace period before you have to start repaying your loans. For many, it’s a godsend: You can hopefully find your financial footing before your first payment is due, lessening your money anxiety. But there’s a big reason you…Read more… Continue […]

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