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

8 Fast Financial Tips for Military Recruits

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If you're a new recruit or junior enlisted service member, the military can throw a lot your way in a short time. While you're getting a handle on your new life, make time to check your finances, too. A few simple steps now can set you up on solid footing. Here are eight easy ways you can manage your money as a new member of the U.S. military. ... more

Active Duty? Learn How to Lower Debt Costs

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Content provided courtesy of USAA.  Military service need not come with heavy financial or legal burdens. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act offers military professionals a variety of protections. Taking full advantage of your SCRA rights begins with knowing what they are and how they work. If you enter active duty and have an existing credi... more

10 Ways to Get Financially Fit in Your Youth

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When you're young, you may have few obligations and the freedom to change jobs, move across the country and start life anew. While you might be repaying student loans, this may be the optimal time to start retirement planning and set your sights on buying your first home. Take these steps to help keep your financial life on track: Start ... more

Debt Settling Not Always Answer to Credit Repair

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Most of us need credit to get by. Unless you are born into a family with immense wealth, you probably can't buy a house or a car without credit. But it's also quite easy to get into credit trouble and find yourself deeper in debt than you ever imagined. A debt settlement company may sound like a good way to help clear credit problems. Ideally,... more

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