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How to negotiate a house price: 7 tips

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Finding your dream home is a big achievement, but it’s still just one step in the homebuying process. Negotiating house prices is a common reality for …

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What to consider when taking a personal loan

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Are you considering a personal loan to cover some upcoming or unexpected expenses, like a big graduation gift or a family trip? If so, there are …

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How to pay for college as an adult learner

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These days, more and more people are joining the ranks of adult learners, those who go back to college at a later point in life. Figuring …

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Here’s what Americans are buying with borrowed money

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April Showers bring May flowers and all the rest of the beauty that longer days have to offer. As spring enters full swing and slowly makes …

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Here’s what Americans are buying with borrowed money

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April Showers bring May flowers and all the rest of the beauty that longer days have to offer. As spring enters full swing and slowly makes …

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What to consider when taking a personal loan

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Are you considering a personal loan to cover some upcoming or unexpected expenses, like a big graduation gift or a family trip? If so, there are …

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What to do if you don’t receive important tax documents

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It’s getting to be that time of year again: tax time. And although it’s (probably) no one’s favorite holiday to celebrate, Tax Day, like any other …

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Guide to government home loans

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Ah, home buying. It’s invigorating! Complex. Expensive, too. This is why the vast majority of homebuyers rely on mortgages to obtain their dream homes. Conventional loans …

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How to file for a tax extension

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Please note: This article provides general background information only and is not intended to serve as legal or tax advice or as a substitute for legal …

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Creating a one-year savings plan

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A lot can happen in a year. (Don’t believe us? Go check out your Timehop.) While many of the changes we see as we make our …

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Why is it risky to invest in commodities?

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Investors and savers are always looking for new ways to maximize their growth potential. But there’s one form of trading that’s been in existence long before …

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Investing during a recession

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Investing can be daunting even during the best of times—but when a recession hits, it can be that much more confusing. As stocks plummet in response …

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These quarantine-chic ideas can make lockdown more tolerable

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It didn’t take long after the pandemic struck for Elissa Minor Rust, a professor of English at Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon, to figure out …

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What is corporate social responsibility?

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What’s the purpose of investing? For most investors, the primary objective is to grow wealth and achieve long-term financial goals. And for the companies consumers are investing …

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How to buy life insurance

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No one likes to think about what would happen if they were to pass away. But for people who have family members and loved ones who …

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A guide to the 403(b) retirement plan

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Saving for retirement is an important financial goal — but not everyone understands all of the retirement plans available. After all, it does look a little …

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Pros & cons of the F.I.R.E movement

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Most people dream of the day they clock in for the very last time. Of course, in most cases, we imagine that’ll be when we’re a …

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Could living in a cashless society put you in debt?

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Many of us default to using credit and debit cards for the sake of convenience. But in the wild world of COVID-19, some say we’re moving …

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How to create a financial safety net in the COVID-19 era

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The coronavirus outbreak has left a lot of big question marks for all of us — and data analyst Madison Ball and his girlfriend Julia Nicholson …

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7 ways coronavirus scammers are trying to trick you

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At the time of this writing, more than 1.5 million people across the globe are infected with COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus. Chances are that …

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The complete 9-month money guide for expectant parents

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There’s a lot to expect when you’re expecting — not the least of which is a dramatic uptick in expenses. Children are a blessing, to be …

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Is buying an abandoned property a good investment?

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Around Halloween, that usually-forgotten, abandoned house down the street may draw second glances. And while the kids might be looking for a spooky spot to host …

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5 ways to defeat decision fatigue

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It happens to all of us at some point. Two (or more) roads diverge in the (metaphorical) wood, and you have no earthly idea which is …

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5 signs you need a financial therapist

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Whether you’re stressing over paying bills or spending money to make yourself feel better, anxiety and money often go hand in hand. Still, financial advice tends to emphasize …

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The 10 best apps for selling your stuff

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Who among us hasn’t squealed in delight at the adorable, impeccable figure of Marie Kondo, blithely helping borderline hoarders reorganize their lives? (Seriously, if you have …