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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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Halloween expenses shouldn’t be scary

Kimberley Carmona

Don’t let Halloween haunt your bank account. From pumpkin carving to haunted houses, there are plenty of Halloween festivities for people to enjoy, but beware the prices. For example, when I was a sophomore in college, I was searching for…
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The buying habits of high-scorers might surprise you

Brady Porche

What would you do if your credit score magically increased by 100 or 200 points overnight? Would you apply for a big-box store credit card and snag a brand new 72-inch 4K ultra HD TV, or a fridge with a…
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4 money apps every college student needs

Kimberley Carmona

As college students head to campus, it seems almost everything they might need today is on their phones. There are apps to help students exercise, find their classes and track friends’ locations. But students might not know about some essential apps that…
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