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A 60-Second Guide to Term Life Insurance

by Abby Hayes

So you’re looking for information on term life insurance? You’ve come to the right place! Here’s your quick and not-so-dirty guide to term life insurance: what it is, how it works, why you need it, how much it costs, and how to buy it. What is Term Life Insurance? Term life insurance is a little […]

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How Mint Can Revolutionize Your Budget

by Abby Hayes

When it comes to budgeting, life has never been easier. Today, you don’t have to revert to an old-fashioned spreadsheet or pen and paper. (But go for it, if that’s your jam!) Instead, budgeters have access to a huge variety of apps and websites, including one of my favorites: Mint.com. Mint has been in the […]

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How to Get Out of Credit Card Debt… For Good

by Adam Luehrs

Credit card debt doesn’t have to crush your budget. Take the proper steps and you can get out of credit card debt once and for all. Here’s how how to pay off your credit card debt. Credit card debt is a national epidemic. According to one survey, the average U.S. household with credit card debt […]

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How to Know if You Need Life Insurance

by Luke Landes

Not everybody needs life insurance. For others, it’s a critical part of financial security. Here’s how to determine if you need life insurance. It’s no secret that insurance companies make money primarily by not providing benefits to their customers. This is why insurance gets expensive if you’re risky to insure. The more likely an insurer is […]

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How to Choose Between a Fixed-Rate and Adjustable-Rate Mortgage

by Adam Luehrs
fixed-rate vs adjustable-rate mortgage

Mortgages come in two types: fixed-rate and adjustable-rate. When buying or refinancing a home, understanding the pros and cons of fixed and variable rate mortgages is critical. In this article will cover how these two types of mortgages work. We’ll also look at the pros and cons of each. The goal is to help you […]

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Authorized User vs Joint Account – How to Add a Cardholder

by Adam Luehrs
authorized user vs. joint account holder

When adding somebody to an account, a common question is whether to add them as an authorized user or joint account holder. Here’s the difference. Are you looking into the options for sharing a credit card with another person? There are actually two main options to consider when making the decision to share a credit […]

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4 Credit Cards with Free Trip Cancellation Insurance

by Adam Luehrs
credit cards with trip cancellation insurance

Paying for trip cancellation insurance is a hassle and costly. Fortunately, there are credit cards with trip cancellation insurance. Here are four of them. Frequent travelers should approach credit cards differently than the rest of us. They have to look for cards that offer travel perks and rewards. Perks like no foreign transaction fees make […]

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Best Online Savings Accounts of 2017

by Richard Barrington
Best Online Savings Accounts

The best high-yield online savings accounts offer strong interest rates and great customer service, making them a popular option for savers. In addition, studies show online savings accounts come with lower fees. Read More “High-yield” is, unfortunately, a bit of a misnomer these days. A decade ago, interest rates were 4 percent and 5 percent among select […]

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A Review of GEICO Auto Insuance

by Adam Luehrs
Geico Auto Insurance Review

Have you ever seen a GEICO commercial?  Of course, you have. In fact, I bet over the last few years, you’ve seen hundreds of them. Every month it seems this auto insurance giant is releasing a new ad to lure customers in. Originally, it was take 15 minutes and save 15 percent on your car insurance. […]

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The Best Cash Back Credit Cards of 2017

by Luke Landes

Cash back credit cards can help consumers practice responsible spending while earning a little extra for their efforts when used properly. The days of earning 5 percent cash back on all credit card purchases may be just a memory, but the smart use of credit cards can still be profitable for diligent consumers. You may […]

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