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Even if you don't plan on taking out a loan, your credit score affects other parts of your financial life.
There’s no escaping the fact that building and maintaining good credit is a fundamental part of your financial success. Not only is having good credit a requirement for getting loans and credit cards, especially at competitive interest rates, but it affects other parts of your financial life&m
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Want to rent out your house & buy another? Here's how to do it:
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What you need to know about myRA retirement accounts:
Let me take you back to January 28, 2014. If you saw or heard the State of the Union Address that evening, you might remember that President Obama announced a new type of retirement account called a myRA. Now, almost two years later, the program is up and running. In this post, I’ll explain
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Planning to sell your home but worried about getting blindsided by taxes? Here's what you need to know:
Valerie H. says, “My mother has started thinking about selling her house and moving into a senior apartment. She purchased her California home over 20 years ago for $180,000 and now believes she could sell it for $550,000. Is there a legal way to cut the huge tax bill she would receive?”
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Sick of dealing with reams of financial documents you don't know whether to keep?
When my husband and I moved an overstuffed, four-drawer filing cabinet from Florida to California a couple of years ago, I knew it was time to downsize my paper records. I had already done a huge purge before the move, but I was still holding on to way too much paper. Now, I keep a fraction of the
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After creating a will, don't just forget about it. When you should change your will:
I received this question as a follow up to a Money Girl newsletter about creating a Last Will: How often should you edit or rewrite your Will? And if you make changes, how do you ensure that the old version won’t be used if you pass away? Not getting the free Money Girl Newsletter? Sign u
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How to decide between buying & leasing a car:
Unless you live in a big city that offers public transportation or car sharing services, you probably rely on your own vehicle to get to work, run errands, or have fun. For many people, paying for a vehicle is one of the biggest expenses the have. But knowing whether you should buy or lease a car ca
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You can do more than cut down your expenses to pay off your debt faster.
David Carlson is the founder of the blog Young Adult Money and the author of Hustle Away Debt: Eliminate Your Debt by Making More Money. David is a millennial who was drowning in more than $100,000 of student loan debt until he found creative solutions to earn more instead of just cutting back his e
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How to prioritize your money goals & build a blueprint for your personal finances:
A Money Girl Podcast listener named Jacob says: "I’m in my mid-30s with two kids and making a good salary. I have an emergency fund and some retirement savings. But I’m struggling to finish my budget because I have so many competing needs and goals. For instance, if I pay off $75,
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Tired of renting? How to save up the down payment & where to stash it:
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What you need to know about taxes when selling your home:
Valerie H. says, “My mother has started thinking about selling her house and moving into a senior apartment. She purchased her California home over 20 years ago for $180,000 and now believes she could sell it for $550,000. Is there a legal way to cut the huge tax bill she would receive?”
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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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