How to Recession-Proof Your Finances

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If you think you can’t recession-proof your finances, then think again. The signs are all there of a looming economic downturn, but you can protect yourself. The key is to start now. What is Your Starting Point? First, you need to review your financial situation. Review all of your accounts, even those you thought you closed but didn’t. Write down your payments, their due dates, and their...
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How to Pay Off Student Loans Fast

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Most people are shocked that it took five years to pay off my student loans. That timeframe was unusually short, and it took a lot of creativity and sacrifice. Here are some ways to pay off student loans fast. Tips for Students Apply your refund check to your loan instead of spending it. I was told to do this my freshman year of college, yet I didn’t listen. I could have saved thousands of dollars...
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Fact Check Finance: Wait to Invest Until You Pay Off Your Debt

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Dave Ramsey recommends that you wait to invest until after all of your consumer debt is paid off except for your mortgage. I understand the logic, but I don’t think it is a one-size-fits-all solution. Wait to Invest? Dave Ramsey has a financial freedom program that includes baby steps. Investing 15% of your income for retirement is baby step number four, after a small emergency fund, paying...
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How Much Debt Repels Daters?

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New Survey Shows Average Amounts That Turn Off Suitors Which is the worst first-date mistake – talking about an ex, eating food off your date’s plate, or mentioning that you are heavily in debt?
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Five Obstacles That Are Keeping You In Debt

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Everyone says “Get out of debt”, as though it’s a simple mechanical effort, and the only thing stopping anyone from doing it is stubbornness. If only that were true! Before you can get out of debt, you first have to identify the reasons why you are in debt. I’ve been able to identify at least five obstacles that are keeping you in debt. It’s commonly believed that irresponsibility is the...
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