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March 19, 2015

How to Improve Your Chances of Getting a Loan if You Have Bad Credit

While this can sometimes be difficult to achieve, one of the best ways to way to improve your chances of getting a loan, and the best terms for the loan, is to work on building up your credit.

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March 11, 2015

The Talk: Three Money Topics Partners Need to Discuss

They say love is blind. Nowhere is this truer than when a couple is getting ready to merge their financial lives. Money is still difficult to talk about in our culture, and even romantic partners often have a hard time broaching the subject.

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March 5, 2015

Determining Your Financial Priorities

What is the most important thing you could be doing with your money?

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March 4, 2015

Pitfalls of Cosigning a Loan

Getting a loan is not always easy. Some people have bruised credit that makes it difficult or impossible for them to get a lender's approval. Finding a co-signer may improve the odds of securing a loan.

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March 3, 2015

Can't Swing a Vacation? Try a Quick Trip

Americans are good at a lot of things, but taking vacation isn't one of them. Even when U.S. employees have earned paid time off, many keep up the daily grind at work. A recent survey by Glassdoor found that American workers used only half of their authorized vacation time during the past year.

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February 26, 2015

Looking Out For Financial Fraud

Financial fraud is an increasing problem for many consumers, and there are many forms financial fraud to be aware of.

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February 25, 2015

Four Ways to Have More Family Time in 2015

"Finding a work-life balance in today's culture may require more creative ways to spend time together," says Kathleen Gettelfinger, a licensed marriage and family therapist at Gettelfinger Therapy in Chicago.

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February 24, 2015

Credit Monitoring Apps

Apps for monitoring your credit can be useful tools for tracking items on your credit report, keeping an eye on your credit score over time, and reporting suspicious activity and charges on your credit card accounts.

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February 16, 2015

FICO 9: Just What the Doctor Ordered?

Injuries often happen in an instant, and illnesses can progress without much warning.

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February 16, 2015

Does Credit Monitoring Make Sense?

In an age when data breaches seem to occur frequently, credit monitoring looks increasingly appealing.

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