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In a Pinch, Is It Better To Overdraft or Get a Payday Loan?

The following is a guest post by Tim Chen, CEO of NerdWallet, a website that helps you find the…

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How to Create and Stick to a Shoestring Budget

While most of us know intuitively how to budget,  many people start end up staring, bug-eyed, at a blank…

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Simple Tips for Saving Money

In the current financial climate, it is no surprise that many are interested in saving money. Indeed, even as…

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Microfinance, Crowdfunding, and Peer-to-peer Lending Explained

Whenever I get the chance to speak at an event about peer-to-peer investing and personal loans, I consistently get…

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Don’t Buy Stuff You Cannot Afford

I set off to write about how our economy is primarily based on consumerism and impulse buying.   We are…

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Are You Paying Off Your Debt? or Just Merely Managing It?

The recent recession has prompted many to look at their debt situations and try to figure out what they…

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3 Ways Out of Today’s Financial Turbulence: Dividend Paying Stocks,Annuities and Consumer Notes

Jennifer Openshaw recently caused some people to stop and stare after she wrote this article for The Motley Fool:…

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Consumer Credit Interest Rates: The Cash Cow of Most Banks

Many things have changed since the early 1980’s including the fact that interest rates have dramatically dropped.  It is…

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Banks are Inefficient. Period.

When it comes to lending money, banks can be rather inefficient. In spite of the rise of technology meant…

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Is a Double Dip Recession Looming?

Today it appears that the major topic on investors’ minds is the potential implication of a double-dip recession.  While…

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