7 financial things you can do in the time it takes to cook Christmas dinner

Here are money moves you can make in the time it takes to cook Christmas dinner.

A basic monthly budget is an important tool no matter your income.  Simple budgets help you plan for monthly expenses, set spending limits  and reach savings goals.

Create a basic budget

Federal student loan payments can sometimes be lowered based on your income or other factors.

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Lower a monthly bill

Everyone should have an emergency savings fund to bail themselves out when things go wrong.

Start an emergency savings fund

The information in your credit report determines your credit score and  affects your ability to qualify for financial products and lower  interest rates.

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Check your credit report


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