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Taking your retirement savings beyond the 401(k)

Taking your retirement savings beyond the 401(k)

If you’re contributing to your employer’s 401(k), you may think your retirement planning is done—but you may want to consider doing more to build your retirement fund, depending on your circumstances and time to retirement. Here are a few reasons

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Tips for teaching teens how to budget

Tips for teaching teens how to budget

Balancing a budget can be difficult for adults—but it’s even more of a challenge for teens trying to learn to budget for the first time. Don’t wait until they’re heading off to college to talk about managing their cash.

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Don’t fall for predatory lending schemes

Don’t fall for predatory lending schemes

Whether you’re tied up in knots in a good way over pulling the trigger on that big purchase you’ve always dreamed of making—or you’re tied up in knots in a bad way over sorting out a financial emergency, choosing how

Posted in: Avoiding Scams & Fraud, Personal Finance

Home equity loan vs. home equity line of credit: Which is right for you?

Home equity loan vs. home equity line of credit: Which is right for you?

Borrowing money against the value of your house can be a smart way to finance a wedding or handle an emergency that might otherwise drain your finances. If you have significant equity in your home (subtract how much you still

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Top 5 reasons to take out a home equity line of credit

Top 5 reasons to take out a home equity line of credit

If you’re in need of cash to cover major expenses, you might consider maxing out your credit cards or taking out a high interest loan but these may not be your best options. If you’re a homeowner, you have another

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