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Consumers Don't Know Personal Finances

When we were in school, an average or failing grade would have meant big trouble for us at home, often resulting in our parents putting us into "time-out" -- and that may be just what some fiscally irresponsible adults need. An NFCC survey allowed consumers to grade themselves on their knowledge of personal finance, and 34 percent -- more than 7... more

Mastering the Art of Saying "No" for the Sake of Your Budget

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Hello readers! Before we set off on the regularly scheduled post, I wanted to extend an invitation to a party I'm throwing in a few months. It's called Donutpalooza and it's going to be great. A live rendition of Game of Thrones. All the cookies you could ever hope for. Puppies… so many puppies. And, of course, Stephen King will be grilling kabo... more

Feeling Spendy? Do One of These 10 Things Instead

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Alright readers, are you ready to get a little warm and fuzzy? Because I'm about to lay out a list of things that feel better than spending money – and it's going to get a little sentimental. Why's that? Because when you talk about appreciating the little things in life, you run the risk of sounding a tad cheesy. But these small details can help... more

5 Money Mistakes To Avoid In Your Twenties


When you're a twentysomething, long-term financial planning is often not a high priority. Fresh out of college, the future can seem so remote and uninteresting. Everything is all about the moment, the here-and-now, the Friday nights with friends and the Saturday nights with your significant other. Tabs at the bar and swipes of the credit card ar... more

USA Discounters Fined, Must Stop Unfair Practices


WASHINGTON -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday ended a scam run by USA Discounters Ltd., a company that operates a chain of retail stores near military bases and offers financing for purchases, according to a news release. The CFPB said it has obtained more than $350,000 in refunds for service members harmed by this scam, an... more

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