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Habits That Give You Good Credit Can Still Be Bad For Your Finances

You know credit matters, and you’ve even learned some tricks for boosting your score. One final lesson everyone should learn about credit, though, is that what’s good for your credit score isn’t always good for your financial health. Credit can sometimes be counterintuitive to good money habits.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Habits That Give You Good Credit Can Still Be Bad For Your Finances

You know credit matters, and you’ve even learned some tricks for boosting your score. One final lesson everyone should learn about credit, though, is that what’s good for your credit score isn’t always good for your financial health. Credit can sometimes be counterintuitive to good money habits.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Problem With “Get Out of Debt Quick” Stories

You’ve seen them. Those sensational online profiles of people who accomplished massive goals that most of us can only dream of in a ridiculous amount of time. How This 30-Year Old Quit His Job and Became a Millionaire or How This Millennial Bought a Home in NYC on a $30k salary or How This Couple […]

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What You Should Know About Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrencies are having a moment. You’ve probably heard a thing or two about Bitcoin and Ethereum. Namely, their prices seem to be skyrocketing (or plummeting, depending on the day). There’s more to the story, and as the investing cliche goes: don’t buy what you don’t know. So let’s find out more.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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August’s Money Challenge: Find a Cheaper Phone Plan

We’ve thrown all kinds money challenges at you this year, from haggling to saving for retirement, and all year long, you’ve been acing them. This month, we want to help you save on a specific expense: your cellphone bill.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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This Is the Best iOS App for Simple Expense Tracking

iOS: I have never been great at managing my money. But now that I’m about to become a dad, I’ve suddenly found it imperative to know where it’s all going. Yes, there are plenty of well-regarded budgeting and expense tracking apps out there, such as Mint and You Need a Budget (YNAB). My wife and […]

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The 5 Factors Behind Your Credit Score

Don’t believe the myth of the single credit score. You actually have hundreds of scores! Don’t panic, though; when most people talk credit scores, they’re talking about your General FICO score, the one that lenders are most likely to use.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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July’s Money Challenge: Save Your Spare Change

It’s summertime, it’s hot, and I’m pretty sure that means the holidays are the last thing on your mind. However, now is the time to start saving up for all your inevitable holiday spending, and this month’s challenge encourages you to do just that. Let’s keep our change.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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