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Did your credit card get a little too festive over the holidays? 
If you started the New Year with some extra credit card debt, you’re not alone. Maybe you threw a party that cost more than expected. Or you sprang for a lavish family dinner, expensive presents, or a few additional purchases for yourself while you were shopping. High credit card balances can
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Thinking about canceling a credit card? Ask these 5 questions first:
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5 ways to know if refinancing your mortgage is a good idea: 
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Thinking about mortgage refinance? Here's how to know if it's a good idea:
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Don't worry, these 9 things can't hurt your credit score: 
If you’re like most people, you want squeaky clean credit so you can borrow money at low interest rates and pay less for insurance and security deposits. While it’s important to focus on factors that raise your credit scores, it’s also important to know what has absolutely no affec
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Want to buy a home? Want a loan that costs as little as possible? Prepare your credit for a mortgage approval:
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Confused by your year-end bonus?
What you need to know about the bonus tax rate:
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Tired of not sticking with your financial goals?
Have you ever felt frustrated, overwhelmed, or confused about a big financial decision? Maybe you’ve wondered if you should empty a retirement account to pay off debt, buy a home, splurge on a vacation, or take a job in a new city. Most of us waffle about whether we should or shouldn&r
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7 ways tips to make sure your social media isn't an identity thief's best friend: 
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to reevaluate how you’re using social media and to be mindful of its potential risks. You’ve probably used social media to check in with friends at your favorite restaurant, say bon voyage before heading out
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Want to stash your cash but still have it work hard for you? 
This show is about the best places to keep your cash safe, yet still working hard for you. Build Your Financial Moat In the last episode I discussed the importance of building up an adequate emergency fund. I think about emergency funds as serving the same purpose as a moat that surrounds a f
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You don't need to be rich for a trust to be a good idea.
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Maybe investing doesn't need to be as complicated as you think. 
A common question I receive is, “Investing seems so complicated and risky. How do I get started and what are the best investments to make?” While investing can be both complicated and risky, it doesn’t have to be. In this episode, I’ll cut through the confusion that may be
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Personal Finance Expert, Award-Winning Author, Host of the top-rated Money Girl podcast, Speaker, Spokesperson, Analyst for Bankrate Insurance, yellow dog lover
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I'm the author of an award-winning book, Money Girl's Smart Moves to Grow Rich (St. Martin's Press) and host of the top-rated Money Girl podcast. I'm a speaker, financial literacy advocate, and spokesperson who's on a mission to help you live rich and love the journey!
Learn more about me at http://LauraDAdams.com
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