Monthly Archives: May 2017

05 May8 Ways Your Fridge Door Can Improve Your Life

The average American opens their refrigerator door 22 times per day. If you’re not using this premium spot to improve your life, you’re missing out. Here are eight ideas to get you started. 1. Make it a vision board Popularized by Oprah and The Secret, many of us began cutting out pictures of dream houses, […]

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05 May6 Things You Should Know About Joint Checking Accounts

Joint checking accounts offer convenient money management for many different types of relationships, including married and cohabiting couples and adult children and their parents. But the convenience of joint checking accounts potentially comes with a cost that families need to consider before signing up. Here are six issues you need to think through before you […]

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05 May5 Budget Overhaul Tricks for the Recently Unemployed

Losing your job is an overwhelming experience. Not only do you have to deal with the emotional and psychological fallout of being let go, but you also have to quickly figure out how to survive financially until you land a new job. Fortunately, there are some budgeting tricks that even the most budget-averse can use […]

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05 MayHow to Decide What to Keep When Downsizing

Having trouble downsizing? You’re not alone. Many of us are attached to our things, and that can cause anxiety when it’s time to clear out the clutter. But when you start looking at your possessions practically — do they all serve a real purpose? — you’ll have a better idea of what stays and what […]

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05 MayHow Single Parents Can Juggle Retirement Savings, Too

Being a single parent is hard work. It’s also expensive, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently reporting that the estimated cost of raising a child from birth through age 17 is $233,610. That comes out to nearly $14,000 a year. If you’re a single parent with one income, paying for your children’s clothing, food, […]

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05 MayThe Only Money Advice You’ll Actually Listen To

Financial advice is not a one-size-fits all thing. Certain money tips — even those you read on this site — just won’t apply to you. Don’t get disheartened if this is the case. The trick is finding advice that you can directly implement in your own unique life circumstances. That’s the advice you’ll listen to, […]

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05 MayWhich Credit Card Should You Use to Get Free Hotel Stays?

If your goal is earning free hotel stays, it’s hard to know which type of rewards card to get. While co-branded hotel credit cards are an obvious pick, general-purpose travel credit cards that let you redeem points for different kinds of travel rewards can work well for free hotel stays, too. Which card is best? […]

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05 MayHow to Close a Credit Card Without Dinging Your Credit Score

It might seem like common sense to think that individuals would be rewarded (or at least not penalized) for closing a credit card. Doesn’t it show good credit sense? Whether you want to close a credit card to remove the temptation of using credit you can’t pay back, or you have other credit cards that […]

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