Dollars & Sense

July 13, 2017
5 things you need to know about car loans before buying premium

This post was written by Jessica Thiefels. Buying a car is one of the biggest investments you’ll make, second only to buying a home. While paying cash would be ideal, the reality is that most people need a loan to pay for their car, whether it’s new or used. As something that accrues interest as […]

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June 27, 2017
Fees, fraud, and fellowship – Important factors to look for in a bank account premium

Pop quiz: Which account do you use most often? If you answered your checking, then welcome to the masses. While consumers are writing fewer checks than ever, checking accounts are still, by and large, the most popular way to manage daily spending for consumers. From depositing paychecks, to paying bills, to keeping our money insured, […]

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4 ways you can recommit to your money goals this month premium

80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail by the second week of February. Here's how you can get motivated, dust those money goals off, and get back on track.

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May 8, 2017
Financially illiterate man nods head, smiles, and eagerly signs 95% APR loan premium

“I don’t know what APY stands for, but I do know what YOLO means, and I want my man-cave finished before football season.”

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Jackson Wise
May 1, 2017
Negotiation tactics for everyday life: 6 principles that actually work premium

  When I reflect on early financial decisions, there’s one biggie that always irks me. It isn’t about debt or misusing credit cards or even taking out too much in student loans. I’m so annoyed with how I failed to negotiate early on in my career. Like so many people, I didn’t even think to […]

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Jackson Wise
April 19, 2017
How to recover from a late student loan payment premium

While a history of late payments is bound to adversely affect your credit rating and cost you late fees, the consequences for a first-time miss aren’t all that dire.

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Amanda Reed
March 13, 2017
Say sayonara to credit card debt: 5 tips from personal finance experts premium

Credit card debt is an epidemic. It's so bad that March 21st was named, Credit Card Reduction Day. Here's how you can get a head start:

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Jackson Wise
March 6, 2017
The question we’re all asking: Why do banks charge fees? premium

A recent CNN Money article showed that in 2016 alone, the top 3 big banks charged consumers over $6.4 billion in bank fees. So what gives?

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Jackson Wise
March 1, 2017
The top 5 money misunderstandings and how to avoid them premium

Adulting can be tough, and the source of many grown-up problems is money. To steer clear of these mishaps, learn how to navigate the following situations.

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Jackson Wise
February 22, 2017
Boost your bottom line with these 10 side hustle ideas premium

If progress on your 2017 financial goals is not exactly blasting off, it's time to pump some rocket fuel into the tank with these side hustle ideas.

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Amanda Reed