Best Mortgage Company to Shop Your Home Loan

Best Mortgage Company to Shop Your Home Loan

  When it comes to saving money, it’s critical to shop the best mortgage company for a low-rate mortgage or refinance. A home loan is typically the largest debt you’ll ever have, therefore there’s a lot at stake–especially when mortgage interest rates are at historic lows. Getting the wrong mortgage or failing to refinance when you should, can really hurt your...

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Best Tips to Improve Your Credit Score

Best Tips to Improve Your Credit Score

  No matter your financial situation, you can always improve your credit score.   I received this question from a Money Girl podcast listener named Keegan G.:   “I have 2 credit cards with a total of $2,000 in available credit. I heard your advice about how to improve your credit score by managing your credit utilization ratio, and have kept my balances below 30% for the past...

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6 Ways to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

6 Ways to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

  One of the best ways to get a fresh start on your financial life is to pay off credit card debt.   Carrying credit card balances from month to month and racking up interest charges wastes your financial resources. Instead of paying money to a card company, why not use it to build wealth for yourself?   Here are 6 tips to tackle credit card debt:   Tip #1 — Stop...

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3 Best Free Tools to Manage Money (for Home or Business)

3 Best Free Tools to Manage Money (for Home or Business)

  Looking for the best way to manage money for your home or business–for free? If you’re using an old-fashioned system, it’s time to modernize your finances (it’s easy, I promise!). Having an efficient system saves time, makes it easier to monitor expenses, and helps you achieve financial goals. Here’s a review of 3 of the best free financial tools to...

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How to Make Money Using Skills and Resources You Already Have

How to Make Money Using Skills and Resources You Already Have

This is a guest post from Kylie Ofiu, a mother, author, blogger, writer, and public speaker. She has a real passion for finding ways to make and save money, which she shares on her blog. She recently launched Blog To Book to help other bloggers become authors too. When we think about making more money, most of us think we need to get further education or training in order to get a promotion. Or...

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It’s Time to Get Your Free Credit Score (Without Hurting Your Credit)

It’s Time to Get Your Free Credit Score (Without Hurting Your Credit)

  Are you worried that getting your credit score or pulling your credit report will actually hurt your credit?   Don’t, because this is a huge misconception! Checking up on your credit file or credit score never jeopardizes your credit. That’s because it’s considered a “soft inquiry.” No matter how many soft inquiries you have, they don’t count...

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A Little-Known Way to Get Cheaper Auto Insurance (and Many Other Financial Services)

A Little-Known Way to Get Cheaper Auto Insurance (and Many Other Financial Services)

  Everyone knows veterans receive great financial benefits.   But what you may not know is that children of veterans get perks too–even if they were never in the military.   Recently, this got my attention because neither my husband nor I have been in the military, but both of our fathers are veterans. I was surprised to find out that a well-respected financial services...

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Investment Tips: How and Where to Invest (the Easy Way)

Investment Tips: How and Where to Invest (the Easy Way)

One of the reasons many people never start investing is because they don’t know how or where to invest. Typical brokerage accounts offer thousands of investment choices, but that can be far too overwhelming for the average, busy investor. Plus, many people are scared to invest because they think it requires putting money into risky stocks or having to do a bunch of mind-numbing research. None...

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How to Retire Early and in Style—Without a Fortune!

How to Retire Early and in Style—Without a Fortune!

  If you’ve ever worried about retirement—like whether you’re saving enough or how to retire early, you’re certainly not alone.   If your income is less than it used to be, you’re trying to put kids through college, you got a late start investing, or your retirement accounts have shrunk, just the thought of retirement can be stressful and depressing. But the exciting...

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The Best Checking Accounts Allow You to Bank the Benefits

The Best Checking Accounts Allow You to Bank the Benefits

  Many of the worst financial mistakes we make aren’t the result of a major slipup… They’re small opportunities that you miss day in and day out that really add up to big losses over time—like paying fees instead of switching to a completely free checking account. I’ll tell you one of the best free checking accounts on the planet, why it’s free, and how to switch in 5...

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A Checklist to Measure Your Personal Finance Success

A Checklist to Measure Your Personal Finance Success

Are you on track for success? Or are you clueless about your financial situation right now? Don’t worry. I’ll show you how to take control of your finances using some of my favorite financial tools. Answer the following checklist questions to see if your finances are healthy. If you answer “no” or “I’m not sure” to any of them, you simply need to start watching some key personal...

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4 Legal Documents You Should Have–Get Them Free!

4 Legal Documents You Should Have–Get Them Free!

Part of being responsible to your family and friends is having the right legal documents in place to protect them if something happens to you. Most people procrastinate doing this because they think it’ll be expensive or time consuming–and, of course, preparing for tragedy isn’t cheery. But now, you have no excuse–because I’m going to tell you how to get these...

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Money Management for Kids

Money Management for Kids

If you have kids–or grand kids, nieces, nephews, or young cousins—the summer is a great time to put them on the road to financial independence. Since schools are sadly lacking in personal finance education, money management for kids starts at home (and the earlier the better). Teaching children or teens simple concepts and hands-on money management skills makes a huge difference in how...

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Ways You Save Money by Getting Fit (FOX VIDEO)

Ways You Save Money by Getting Fit (FOX VIDEO)

Laura is interviewed on FOX News Live about ways you save money by getting fit.     Save Money by Getting Fit –...

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How to Create a Budget (FOX VIDEO)

How to Create a Budget (FOX VIDEO)

Laura is interviewed on FOX News about creating a budget and getting your personal finances in order.     How to Create a Budget –...

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