Dollars & Sense

August 17, 2018
Financial Calculators For Every Occasion premium

When I was in school, nothing made my day quite like the teacher saying that we could use a calculator on the test. Not only was it easier, but it usually upped my odds of getting the right answer. When it comes to my finances, I definitely don't want to get the wrong answer. So, […]

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Andrew Swinney
July 3, 2018
Should You Pay Down Debt Before Applying For a Mortgage? premium

This blog was contributed by Tony Gilbert of RealFX.com A question many potential home buyers ask when applying for a mortgage is: Should I pay off debt before applying for a home loan? Credit card debt, auto loans and other forms of debt can all have an impact on a person's credit score, which in […]

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June 18, 2018
Common Bank Fees: How Much Are You Paying to Save? premium

No matter what financial guru you subscribe to, committing to saving is a critical step to achieving financial freedom. Bank fees can easily whittle away at your savings without you even knowing it. “It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep” - Robert Kiyosaki Saving is hard enough. There are […]

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Urban Dictionary: Tax Edition premium

Taxes, amiright? Can’t live with ‘em, can’t leave ‘em by the side of the road. Because that would be setting yourself up for identity theft. Is it even theft if you just left it there for anyone to find? Maybe more like identity gift. Anyhoo. With more complex tax regulations on the horizon, this is […]

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February 20, 2018
The Ultimate Side Hustle Idea List 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
January 12, 2018
A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding 401k premium

We all know we want to retire, but figuring out the right retirement plan to get there can seem pretty complicated. If you have questions about how a 401k works or how to make sure your retirement plan is solid enough, look no further.

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Kasasa
September 21, 2017
Federal Pell Grants 101: Are you missing out on free financial aid? premium

Despite rising higher education costs and student loan debt, there is a baffling amount of federal student aid that goes unclaimed each year. A NerdWallet analysis showed that high school graduates left $2.7 billion in free college funding on the table in 2014.   One of the key components of financial aid for students comes […]

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Jackson Wise
August 9, 2017
Nine ways to raise last-minute cash for college premium

This post was provided by Mary Walton. It's no secret that college is an expensive place to be, and prospective students are always worried about being able to afford it. If you're concerned about not having enough cash, don't fret. There are plenty of ways you can raise some money before you head to college. […]

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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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