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Stress from debt can trickle down to kids

Kelly Dilworth

Parents thinking about charging toys, vacations or other nonessential expenses to their cards may want to hold off if they can’t afford to repay those purchases in full. According to a new study in the journal Pediatrics, charging more than…
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Credit card debt takes toll on mental health

Kelly Dilworth

Carrying excess credit card debt isn’t just bad for your credit score; it can also take a toll on your mental health, according to a new study published in the Journal of Family and Economic Issues.
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Money can’t buy happiness, but it can reduce sadness

Kelly Dilworth

Having more money in the bank won’t make you feel happier on a day-to-day basis, according to a new study. But it might make you less unhappy — especially if you have enough cash stashed away to feel like you have some control over your circumstances.
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Tips for staving off student loan debt blues

Sienna Kossman

Carrying student loan debt can make you question your life choices, stay in more often on Friday nights and promote higher levels of ice cream consumption and now there’s data to prove it.
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3 reasons why we hate to talk about money

Sienna Kossman

Since money plays such a big role in everyone’s lives, rich or poor, it seems we should have no problem talking about it. After all, public discussions about gay marriage and legalizing marijuana are fairly commonplace and money isn’t nearly as controversial as those topics, right? Wrong. According to a survey conducted by Wells Fargo, 44 percent of Americans feel that personal finance is the most difficult topic to discuss, trumping death, politics and religion.
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