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9 early back-to-school shopping tips

Dawn Papandrea

Somehow, in June, the back-to-school sales commercials and signage are already being pumped out (sort of like how Christmas decorations start showing up in September). With all this prompting, it’s no wonder that according to the National Retail Foundation’s research,…
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7 smart money and credit tips from millennials

Erica Sandberg

Millennials somehow got a reputation as being less financially savvy than older generations. That’s just not true, and the seven millennials who shared their smart spending and charging tips with me are proof. They’re using credit wisely, establishing credit goals,…
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Money and credit games to play with the kids

Erica Sandberg

A family vacation can be costly. If you satisfy your children’s every wish, you’ll spend more than you intend, which can turn into excess credit card debt. Instead of dragging everyone down with a long list of denials, how about…
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4 easier alternatives to the envelope budgeting system

Taylor Tompkins

Every Thursday, this young guy would come like clockwork into the north San Antonio bank branch where I used to work as a teller. Clutching a handful of labeled envelopes, he would wait patiently for me to fill them with…
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Fantastic credit advice you’re not following (but should)

Erica Sandberg

As a longtime credit expert, counselor and writer, I sometimes feel as if  I’m just wasting my breath. Do this, do that; don’t do this, don’t do that. And then what happens? Radio silence. Look, I get it. Some credit…
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