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Medical bills can take a big toll on credit

Brady Porche

Paying a big medical bill can have long-term financial side effects, according to a new study by Chase. In a study of 250,000 Chase checking account holders, the bank found that the average family’s revolving credit card debt was 9…
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Resolved to pay off card debts? These four steps will help

Dawn Papandrea

Tackling credit card debt – and avoiding it in the future – are common themes of four of the six top financial goals for 2017 in a survey by Experian and Edelman Intelligence. While the top financial resolution is to…
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5 ways to prepare your credit for 2016

Sienna Kossman

Before long, the hectic holiday season will be behind us and we’ll be facing a new year filled with fresh opportunities to improve our credit and learn from last year’s mistakes. Sound cheesy? Perhaps. But in all seriousness, it wouldn’t…
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5 signs I’m financially maturing

Sienna Kossman

If you’re tackling a mound of debt like I am or just learning how to stick to a budget, it’s easy to get discouraged and feel as if you are paddling backward up a fast-moving stream. However, taking a moment…
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Extroverts tend to save less, spend more

Kelly Dilworth
extroverts spend more

Extroverts tend to make more money than introverts. But according to a study published this month, they also tend to save less of what they make. “Many of the choices that people make are influenced by their personality characteristics,” explained…
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