Things That Can And Can’t Be Controlled During Financial Troubles

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Financial troubles are common, even when there is no global coronavirus emergency to contend with. There are plenty of things that can and can’t be controlled during financial troubles. While that is the most obvious statement in the history of writing about such things, some of your options in each of these areas may not be so obvious. Do you know how to take advantage of the things you can control...
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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?

How much debt repels daters?
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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