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7 Things Financially Successful People Refuse to Do

Filed under: Planning What are a few financial goals you’re aspiring to reach? Perhaps you want to pay off debt, save $ 2 million for retirement, or give more than you ever thought possible. One of the best ways to get where you want to go in life is to look at the lives of those who have arrived. How ...

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5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Credit Score Fast

Filed under: Credit, Credit Score The average American credit score varies by age. The 25 to 34 crowd has the lowest scores on average, likely because they’re getting established and paying off student loans. Credit scores steadily climb with age, as consumers become more stable and focus on saving rather than spending. The 55+ crowd has the highest average score ...

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5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Credit Score Fast

Filed under: Credit, Credit Score The average American credit score varies by age. The 25 to 34 crowd has the lowest scores on average, likely because they’re getting established and paying off student loans. Credit scores steadily climb with age, as consumers become more stable and focus on saving rather than spending. The 55+ crowd has the highest average score ...

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10 Guaranteed Ways to Retire Rich

Filed under: Retirement Plans Getty By Maryalene LaPonsie Retiring comfortably – never mind wealthy – may seem out of reach to many people, given current savings rates. Consider that median savings accumulated by workers ages 51 through 60 years is $ 49,000, while the number for people ages 30 through 40 is $ 30,000, according to professional services firm Towers ...

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7 Job Sectors Where Wages Are Growing

Filed under: Industry News Getty By Christa Avampato The economy’s improving, but certain industries are experiencing a greater rebound than others. And the data can be confusing, because “job growth” in reports refers to the number of jobs, not higher wages. (See also: 9 Jobs You May Not Have Considered – But Should) Here are seven job sectors exhibiting salary ...

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5 Things You Should Never Buy With Your Credit Card

Filed under: Credit Cards Getty By Dan Rafter It’s a big temptation: Your pockets are empty, and you desperately need that morning coffee to get through that commute. But don’t do it – don’t take that credit card out of your pocket. If you can’t pay for that latte with cash, skip it and drink from the free coffeepot at ...

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8 Surprising Ways Cheap Oil Impacts Your Wallet

Filed under: Oil & Gas Industry Getty By Tim Lemke When it comes to oil prices, there just doesn’t seem to be a bottom these days. Crude oil is selling for about $ 30 a barrel, and that’s having a major impact on both the global economy and Americans’ pocketbooks. How are low oil prices affecting your finances? 1. You’re ...

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Why you should book your summer vacation this winter — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Travel, Savings Experiment, Did You Know Did you know: Finding the perfect time to book your summer travel could land you big savings? Obviously, waiting until the last minute to book your plane ticket can get pretty expensive. But planning to buy too far in advance can also cost you. For the biggest savings on summer flights, try ...

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13 Surprising Ways to Wreck Your Credit Score

Filed under: Credit Score Getty By Allison Martin One day, you may decide to retrieve your FICO score, only to discover it has taken a tumble because of a seemingly small mishap on your part. This happened to me a few years back because I misplaced a bill for a whopping $ 12.70 that ended up being reported to the ...

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A Guide to Going Out Without Going Broke

Filed under: How to Save Money Getty By Maria Lalonde After a long week at work, come Friday you may be aching to unwind with a nice dinner and maybe a martini or two. But nights on the town can be an expensive indulgence. Dinner, drinks and Uber rides can add up quickly, taking a big chunk of money out ...

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