Personal Finances

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

How to Manage Money When You Lose Your Job

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No matter how well the U.S. economy performs, downsizing, layoffs and restructuring are a part of 21st-century working life. Naturally, a job loss, whether sudden or anticipated, can be a major blow to your finances. USAA financial professionals suggest considering these tips to stay afloat as you seek new employment: Decide how to colle... more

Financial Resources and Help for Veterans

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You've served your country. Now what? Civilian life can be a challenging transition, especially financially. For veterans easing their way back into civilian life, many resources are available to help them with the financial aspects of life outside the military. From finding your next job to dealing with credit card debt (or other types of debt... more

Company That Sued Soldiers Closes Its Stores

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For the first time in its history, USA Discounters is living up to its name. For years, the company has specialized in selling marked-up appliances, electronics and furniture to service members through high-priced loans. But these days, it's just the place for a soldier to go for a steal on a bedroom set or a washer. The company's websit... more

5 Money Mistakes To Avoid In Your Twenties

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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

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