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How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Feb 1st, 2021 • Gayle E.
I finally broke down and created a budget. The problem I have is I run out of money before the end of the month and have to use credit cards for necessary items like food or gas. What am I doing wrong?  First, congratulations on taking the time to create a budget. That’s a giant … more »
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Are Stimulus Checks and Unemployment Relief Taxed?

Jan 26th, 2021 • Gayle E.
Hello, I received unemployment with the extra $600 and I got both stimulus checks. I’m confused about what gets taxed and what doesn’t. My friend told me that the $600 and the stimulus checks aren’t going to be taxed. Is this true? And how do these payments affect my tax return? Thanks, Unemployed Dear Unemployed, … more »
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Should I get a debt consolidation loan?

Jan 20th, 2021 • Lisa W.
As is too-often said, there are no free lunches. Nowhere is this more true than in the arena of debt. While there are strategies for paying off debt more effectively, at the end of the day it still must be paid. Enter debt consolidation loans. While debt consolidation loans can be a very useful tool … more »
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Exactly How Much You Should Save for College

Jan 14th, 2021 • Lisa W.
After your home, for many the next largest purchase many families will make is a college education. And like other large purchases, you may be inspired to save for this over a number of years. But how do you know how much to put aside? This is where the road diverges from the usual practice … more »
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