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  • Veteran Upward Bound Program FAQ

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    Veterans Upward Bound is a free U.S. Department of Education program designed to help you refresh your academic skills and give you the confidence you need to successfully complete your choice of college degrees. The VUB program services include: Basic skills development to help veterans successfully complete a high school equivalency program and gain admission to college education programs. Short-term remedial or refresher cl... more

  • Money-Proof Your Marriage

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    Successfully merging your money when you marry isn't as easy as slipping rings on each other's fingers. Like marriage itself, you have to work at it. But learning to manage money as a couple can contribute mightily to your own personal tale of happily-ever-after. "Some people don't put much thought into that financial merger," says J.J. Montanaro, a certified financial planner? practitioner with USAA, "and they put no effort or communication ... more

  • How to Save Money Easily

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    Okay, it's almost never easy to save money. But if you approach it the right way there are things you can do to reduce your expenses and have more left over for the important things like getting out of debt, creating an emergency fund, switching careers, paying for college, or whatever other long-term goals you have. With that in mind, here are some tips to help you save money as easily as possible: 1. Boost your willpower Why start with th... more

  • 5 Money Mistakes Smart People Make

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    Everyone has at least one frugal friend who always crows about how much money he saves by clipping coupons or frequenting discount stores. And while this friend's behavior/bragging is a great reminder of how you should be more financially savvy - especially when the U.S. economy isn't in the best shape -- he may overlook some simple savings strategies that you've already figured out. Even the smartest saver can make mistakes, and ... more

  • Trick-or-Treating for Your Money

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    When it comes to tricking you out of your money, for scammers it's Halloween all year long. In 2011, an estimated 25.6 million adults (10.8 percent of the U.S. adult population) were victims of fraud. Consumer scams can take many different forms, from direct marketing to affinity scams and involve everything from identity theft to pension poaching. However, there are a few general tell-tale signs that you can look for if you're trying t... more

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