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Residual income: What it is & how to earn it

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No matter how much money you’re earning, chances are good you sometimes wish you had a bit more. Even if you’re not thinking of making a …

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Can you really pay off a mortgage in just 5 years?

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  Paying off your mortgage ahead of time might sound like an incredibly savvy thing to do, and in some cases, it is. But it’s not …

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Thinking about getting a reverse mortgage? Read this first

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If you’re at or nearing retirement age and looking for a way to generate cash flow, a reverse mortgage can seem like a great idea, especially …

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Have family in the military? Don’t miss this student aid option

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Military members, veterans, and their families have some special options when it comes to funding higher education, and given the cost of attending college, they’re well …

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Buying a home? You’ll want to buy this, too

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Buying a house, for most of us, is the single largest purchase we’ll ever make — which is exactly why having the right amount of homeowners …

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You may want to raise your homeowner insurance deductible. Here’s why

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Homeowners insurance is not quite as simple as paying each month and then, if something bad happens, the insurance company will automatically cover it all. Generally …

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How to get car insurance in 3 easy steps

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  Congrats, new driver: Hitting the road goes a long way when it comes to freedom, autonomy and just plain fun. But when it comes to …

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Vacations & weddings: Surprising ways people are using personal loans

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Here are some common reasons people take out personal loans and whether or not they’re advisable. Image Credit: Julia_Sudnitskaya / iStock. 1. Using a personal loan …

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32 ways to boost your retirement savings

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Saving for retirement is one of the most important financial goals there is, but it isn’t always easy. Even with the best intentions, it can be …

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25 ways to make money outside your day job

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Whether you’re caught in a tight spot or saving up for something big, like a vacation or a new home, you may be looking for ways …

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Here’s what cozy, charming & other real estate terms really mean

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As you read real estate listings, you may come across industry jargon and certain catchphrases again and again. Paying attention to and understanding these terms can …

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How to deposit cash at an ATM

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  Can you deposit cash at an ATM? The answer depends on your bank, the ATM you’re using and a variety of other factors — but …

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What happens when your student loans go to collections?

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When a borrower stops making payments on student loans for a period of time, they could end up in default. And in some cases, lenders may …

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Colleges that offer free tuition

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  Tuition-free college sounds like a fantasy. But at some colleges and universities, it is possible for students to qualify to attend without paying tuition costs. Not …

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Everything you need to know about hypothecation

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  Hypothecation may be a word you’ve never heard, but it describes a transaction you’ve probably participated in.   Hypothecation is what happens when a piece …

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Would you take a personal loan for these expenses?

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Summer may be drawing to a close, but we’ve still got some time before fall and winter peek around — and in the meantime, many of …

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The expenses Americans are borrowing for the most

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Ah, July — the height of summer, America’s birthday, and a month in which it’s very possible to spend lots and lots of money. July boasts, …

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Vacations & weddings: Surprising ways people are using personal loans

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Summertime is finally here — and all those bright, blue days can leave us hankering to spend money in a variety of ways. But which of …

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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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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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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 …