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Planning a Vacation on a Budget? Check Out These Tips …

Traveling is a popular pastime for many people and once a year vacation trips are quite common. Budgeting for a holiday is something that should be done all year long and not just in a few frantic months before the trip. One of the best things to do to ensure you have an enjoyable and […]

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The ‘3 Es’ of Credit Card Debt

  Why do people have credit card debt? There are many answers to that question. But in the 17 years I have spent studying this topic, I have noticed that the reasons fall within three primary categories, which I call “The 3 Es”: Emergencies, Ease, and Entitlement. I have also learned that while some circumstances […]

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When the Unexpected Happens, Act

BOSTON (Reuters) – When the unexpected happens it can be easy to just freeze – but instead it is wise to take a smart step toward a goal as quickly as possible, and then reflect on what has been learned by taking that step, says Harvard Business School. The Management Tip of the Day offers […]

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Best Currency Strategies for Travelers

By Mitch Lipka / REUTERS (Reuters) – Vacationers planning to go abroad this summer can save big on their foreign currency transactions if they plan ahead. The best strategy for international travelers is to use a credit card that doesn’t charge extra fees for converting currency, according to a study released today by Card Hub, […]

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Your Money: The Best Investment I Ever Made

By Chris Taylor / REUTERS New York (June 12) – In this choppiest of stock markets, it’s very easy to get discouraged. The S&P 500 just had its worst month of the year, the Facebook initial public offering was a wreck, and all those rumors out of Europe aren’t helping anything. Okay, so maybe we […]

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Credit Card Mistakes Your Issuer Wants You to Make

By: Alicia Ranch-Traille (Alicia Ranch-Traille writes about personal finance and small business concerns. She hopes to help people make smart financial choices for their future!) Here’s a little secret: if you don’t make your credit card payment on time, the fee you’ll pay doesn’t go toward saving whales or rainforests. Mostly, it just goes straight […]

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STERN ADVICE: THE CHEAP NEW TREND IN INVESTING

By Linda Stern / REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – How cheap can investing get? We’re about to find out. A new brokerage site will allow individual investors to build big research-driven stock portfolios for pennies. And a new investment advice site is providing tailored portfolio guidance for free. While Motif Investing (which sells complete portfolios of 20 or […]

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HOW MUCH WEDDING WILL $20,000 BUY?

By Heather Struck / REUTERS NEW YORK (Reuters) – When Heather Colburn and Greg Neil began planning their wedding, they had two goals: spend no more than $20,000, and invite 270 of their closest friends and relatives. They accomplished both on May 26 with careful and creative planning. “We chose what was important to us and cut back on areas […]

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Why You Should Check Your Credit Report Regularly

If the concept of checking your ‘credit report’ seems alien to you, you are not alone. This is because most people do not make this part of their annual routine. Therefore, why should you check your credit report and what is the importance of doing so? The answer has a number of dimensions, however in […]

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