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  • Coupon Myths Debunked

    Published Friday, October 1, 2010

    The average coupon user in America is college educated and at least 24 years of age.  With more people turning to coupons to help lower their grocery bill, there still remains a certain stigma when it comes to coupons.  Let’s bust the top six myths about coupons.

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  • "How Much Should I Pay the Babysitter?" & Other Kid-Related Money Questions

    Published Tuesday, September 7, 2010

    Kids. As soon as they make their grand entrance into our lives, we’re hit with a tsunami wave of money-related questions and issues that we’ve likely never faced before. Such as: How much should I pay the babysitter? When do I start giving my kid an allowance? How much do I pay a kid to mow my lawn? Should I save in a 529 Plan?

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  • Four FICO Myths, Busted

    Published Thursday, September 2, 2010

    FICO scores have been around since 1989, but they weren’t thrust into the public’s eye until the mid 1990’s when Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac endorsed their use in the mortgage environment.  And by “endorsed” we mean, “forced.” 

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  • A Banker Reveals How Banks Try to Take Your Money

    Published Friday, July 30, 2010

    Greetings. I'm Dan and I'm a banker. Don't worry, though: I quit my job at a big bank years ago.  I know how the financial system works - the details, the tricks and traps - and I'm going to let you in on some industry secrets. By the time you're finished reading, you'll know a lot more about the games banks play and how to beat the system - or change it.  Powerful stuff.

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  • Are You a Credit Score Wannabe?

    Published Friday, July 30, 2010

    These days, it's not about who has the flashier designer clothes or the faster car - it's about who has the higher credit score! That's because the better your score, the better position you're in to manage your financial future.

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  • Credit Score Urban Legends

    Published Friday, March 5, 2010

    When Jeannine Pesce, a 37-year-old mom from Manahawkin, New Jersey, decided to quit her job and go back to school to become a nurse, she was sure it was a smart move toward a more secure future. But she's planning to buy a home in 2010 and is worried her lack of income will drag down her credit score.

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  • Costly Car Buying Mistakes

    Published Friday, March 5, 2010

    Whether you're a first-timer or you're a seasoned pro, you should never buy a car on impulse. The buying process takes time, research, careful thought and even some strategy.

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