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‘President Trump’ – How does that make you feel about your finances?

Brady Porche

As Donald Trump takes the oath of office, Americans have mixed feelings about their personal financial outlook for the next four years. A new survey by Experian finds 51 percent expect their personal financial status to improve during Trump’s term. As…
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Tough times? Put credit card bills in perspective

Erica Sandberg

We are constantly making choices when it comes to our money. What should we spend on items and services, where can we cut back, when is it OK to splurge … it can get confusing! As for credit card bills,…
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How do you define wealth? For me, it’s a menu

Erica Sandberg

Like countless Americans, I struggled financially throughout young adulthood. During those lean years, I fantasized about an easier life, one that did not include trying to stretch every single cent to the maximum. Everyone has a different definition of wealth.…
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How personal tragedy changed my financial outlook

Sally Herigstad

My attitude toward personal finances has shifted dramatically since November  2015, when a life-shattering tragedy hit our family. As a personal finance writer, I’ve preached for years about living frugally and thinking long term. It’s not that I was stingy.…
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Confess your credit woes to put them behind you

Erica Sandberg

After two decades in the money and credit management world, I’ve heard more debt sins than you can possibly imagine. So much anger and self-loathing. “What have I done; what’s wrong with me?” Years ago, I was a credit counselor.…
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