Dollars & Sense

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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March 23, 2018
Simply Explained Tax Dictionary 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
A Guide To Understanding And Applying For Federal Pell Grants 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 in […]

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Jackson Wise
July 13, 2017
5 Things To Know About Car Loans Before Applying premium

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 you pay back over time, it’s important […]

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June 27, 2017
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