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october 2016

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Skipping a Credit Card Payment Could Leave You Stranded & Owing More

Skipping a credit card payment can leave you stranded with problems.Being late with a credit card payment can happen to anyone. From it simply slipping your mind, to being out of town or not having the money to make your payment, skipping even one payment can negatively impact you for years to come. As we head into the shopping and holiday season, now is a great time to get on top of your credit card payments and budget, or ask for help if you need it.

Find out what the risks of making late credit card payments are and what to do instead…

4 Examples of Bad Personal Finance Advice & Why You Should Ignore It

Bad money and debt advice.Some financial advice is worth considering; other advice is just bad all around. However, most people spend more time complaining or worrying about their money than they do learning the skills to manage it more successfully.

When it comes to personal finance advice, what’s good for one person might not be great for another. This is because everyone’s situation is unique; no two people hold exactly the same values, have the same spending habits and past money experiences, or face the same circumstances.

That said, there is however, certain advice that has the guaranteed potential to turn out poorly for everyone…

Scary Good Money Ideas

How to Manage Money Better & Get Out of Debt

Halloween scene with pumpkins and a skeleton.From frightening financial facts to some of the best money management tricks ever – we’ve taken the disguise off of what you need to know. Is it your credit card bills that scare you half to death? Or maybe it’s your budget and how it’s a mere skeleton of what it needs to be. Get ready to blow the dust off your budget, add some flesh to its bones and treat yourself to a debt free future.

Check out all of the spooky details here…

How to Tell When Gambling has Gone Too Far

A pair of dice representing gambling.It can be fun once in a while to head to the casino with friends, bet on the outcome of a sporting event, join a hockey or football pool, play Keno or buy lotto tickets when the jackpot has reached a certain level. But what happens when a friend or family member seems obsessed with winning; they might not even be interested in much else, or they spend all of their free time at the casino?

Whether you're young, old or anywhere in between, gambling addictions are serious. Read on for some of the warning signs of a gambling addiction and what to do to get help...

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Ending the Financial Feud - Couples & Money

 Nov 29, 2016

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Budget Breakers

 Nov 3, 2016

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 Nov 7, 2016

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Financing Basics

 Nov 1, 2016

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Retiring Without Debt

 Nov 21, 2016

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Retirement Income

 Dec 6, 2016

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Smart Money Tip

Halloween doesn't have to be frighteningly expensive. Check out some simple Halloween savings tips anyone can use.


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