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Tips to pass your credit score with flying colors while in college

(BPT) - No one ever said that college was cheap. In fact, many of the largest expenses have nothing to do with tuition — and no, we’re not talking about pizza.

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Monday 08/13/2018
How Much Do Your Kids Know About Money?
Updated: August 17, 2018 - 3:05 am

(StatePoint) With consumer debt on the rise and many failing to adequately save for the future, experts say that financial illiteracy is a major problem for Americans -- and one that communities and parents have a joint responsibility to address, starting in childhood. And right now, most children are coming up short in this area.

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Thursday 08/09/2018
The ABCs of Finance Apps
Updated: August 17, 2018 - 3:00 am

(NewsUSA) - As back-to-school time sets in, personal finance becomes more complicated for many families. Some have students away from home for the first time, others have expenses for tuition, and of course the many purchases associated with the start of school: backpacks, lunch bags, clothes, books, dorm room furnishings, not to mention the tech gear - phones, tablets, laptops, and don't forget extra chargers.

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Tuesday 08/07/2018
Paying for college: It pays to have a cosigner when applying for student loans
Updated: August 17, 2018 - 3:05 am

(BPT) - Adding a cosigner to your student loan application can be a smart financial move, according to a new analysis from online student loan marketplace Credible.com. The research found that borrowers who added a cosigner to their private student loan applications were more than five times more likely to be approved for a loan. In addition, borrowers applying with a cosigner reduced their interest rate by 2.36 percentage points, on average, opening the door to rates that were 28 percent lower than those available to borrowers applying without a cosigner.

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Monday 08/06/2018
Twice A Victim: Finding A Path Forward After An Accident
Updated: August 17, 2018 - 3:05 am

(NAPSI)—Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are injured in serious accidents. Though the causes may be different, one thing is increasingly common: Because there are often long delays in collecting payments for legitimate insurance claims, injured parties can become “twice victims.”

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Friday 08/03/2018
Millennial women and money: 5 things that might surprise you
Updated: August 17, 2018 - 3:05 am

(BPT) - Now more than ever, women are speaking out on a variety of issues, from social inequality to inadequate representation to harassment, but there is one thing that’s still taboo: money.

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Thursday 08/02/2018
How to Afford a Pricier House in the Neighborhood You Love
Updated: August 17, 2018 - 3:00 am

(NewsUSA) - When Danielle and Jimmy returned to their home state after three years in Germany, they spent the next six months looking for their first home.

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Wednesday 08/01/2018
How to Cut Years Off of the Mortgage of Your Home, Sweet, Home
Updated: August 17, 2018 - 3:05 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’ve just moved into your dream home and are experiencing the elation of making it your own or you are a few years into paying off your mortgage, if you are like most homebuyers, chances are you have the standard 30-year mortgage and may feel daunted as you anticipate decades of payments.

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Thursday 07/26/2018
Bitcoin Gains Can Become "Tax-Free"
Updated: August 17, 2018 - 3:00 am

(NewsUSA) - The 2017 Reform Act of 2017 is starting to gain traction as former United States Congressman Mark Schauer (MI-07) suggest that the "Opportunity Zones created under the tax bill incentivize capital flow to businesses in low-income neighborhoods all over the nation. Investment of even a portion of unrealized capital gains will have an historic, transformative effect in distressed communities."

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