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Credit mistakes to avoid post-graduation

Sienna Kossman

Graduation season is typically filled with last-minute celebrations with friends, job applications and final, final exams. In fact, if you’re a soon-to-be college or high school graduate, building credit may be one of the last things on your mind. But…
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We’re not financially illiterate. Far from it.

Erica Sandberg

April is Financial Literacy Month in the United States, which means that for the next few weeks countless experts will wax on about the sorry state of Americans’ money and credit proficiency. But consider the definition of financial literacy: You…
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Financial illiteracy has cost me thousands

Kelly Dilworth

Financial illiteracy is expensive. According to a new survey by the Financial Educators Council, consumers estimate that they lost an average of $9,700 because they didn’t know enough about personal finance to make better decisions with their money. The survey…
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Why schools should teach financial literacy

Kelly Dilworth

Learning about personal finance may be the most important subject you didn’t study in high school. That’s not just me speaking from personal experience. That’s the finding of a recent survey by the National Financial Educators Council, which asked more…
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5 personal finance podcasts that will make you smarter

Jeff Herman

There are dozens of personal finance podcasts – some from big names (Dave Ramsey) and well-known brands (Freakonomics) – but the ones I like best mix humor, honesty and news I can use. If I laugh a bit while I…
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