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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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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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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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14 Ways to Get Bigger Checks From Social Security

Filed under: Social Security Getty By Marilyn Lewis f you have focused all your retirement planning energy on your 401(k), you may be missing a key piece of the puzzle: Social Security. You can influence your eventual payout from this safe, dull old-age safety net to a surprising degree by making some adjustments and changes in your planning. The time ...

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8 Sly Ways to Save Money at Target

Filed under: How to Save Money AP By Melissa Neiman If you really enjoy perusing the aisles at Target, you’re not alone. In fact, Target is among America’s favorite places to shop. The discount retailer ranks third among mass merchant sellers, behind Walmart and Costco and ahead of Amazon, according to the National Retail Federation. Shoppers turn to the famous ...

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9 Ways Your Phone Can Slash Grocery Costs

Filed under: Shopping Getty By Melissa Neiman Food is among the most expensive costs in the average American family’s budget. And we don’t make it any easier on ourselves by dining out so often in restaurants. In fact, the average U.S. consumer spends nearly one-third of his or her food dollars in restaurants, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ...

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Strange Ways People Make Money Online

Filed under: Personal Finance Getty The Internet is a great place to launch entrepreneurial efforts. People have made money by creating useful products and functional websites, while others have found ways to make money in creative and interesting, yet strange, ways. Here is a sampling of some unusual online commerce. Online Eating – Mukbang, a combination of Korean words that ...

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11 Ways to Save Big on College Textbooks

Filed under: College, Deals, Saving AOL By Brandon Ballenger Most college students will return to campus later this month, and they’ll spend a lot of money on textbooks. Students at public four-year colleges spent an average of $ 1,225 on books and supplies during the 2014-15 school year, according to the College Board. The total was even higher for private ...

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