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6 smart ways to pay for assisted living

Laura Dixon

As my parents get older, I’ve been thinking more about what will happen if they one day need senior care. If an assisted living community turns out to be the right choice for them, one of the first questions that…
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To save money, think of your ‘future self’

Kelly Dilworth

The next time you feel an urge to splurge, do what I’ve started doing: Take a deep breath and visualize what could happen if you max out your credit card or fall behind on your bills. Vividly imagining how you…
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VantageScore rolls out ‘trendy’ new scoring model

Brady Porche

VantageScore will soon begin using “trended data” in its credit scores — a first among the major scoring models. The credit scoring firm this month rolled out VantageScore 4.0, a new update to its formula that will be released in…
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Subway’s footlong credit card settlement

Jay MacDonald

You know how your favorite burger joint inevitably asks, “You want fries with that?” Given its latest string of consumer blunders, perhaps Subway should consider a similar tack, but instead inquire, “You want a class-action settlement with that?” In March,…
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