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  • Spotting Credit Trouble

    Oct 22

    American households with credit card balances carry an average debt of $8,602.1 The wise use of credit is a critical skill in today’s world. Used unwisely, credit can rapidly turn from a useful tool to a crippling burden. There are a number of warning signs that you may be ...

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  • How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

    Oct 22

    Your credit score is simply a statistical estimation of how likely you are to pay your debts and, by extension, how much credit you should have. Everyone is different – everyone has a different history, different experiences. But have you ever wondered how you compare to other Americans? The illustration below ...

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  • Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

    Oct 21

    Every year, the government prints millions of notes a day. Here’s a quick look at what goes into creating a $20 bill and what determines when a bill’s lifespan ends.1 Paper A $20 bill starts out life as part of a large sheet of paper. While most paper ...

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  • Pay Yourself First

    Oct 21

    Each month, you settle down to pay bills. You pay your mortgage lender. You pay the electric company. You pay the trash collector. But do you pay yourself? One of the most-basic tenets of sound investing involves the simple habit of “paying yourself first” – in other words, ...

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  • Buying vs. Leasing a Car

    Oct 21

    Some people approach buying a car like they approach marriage, “‘til death do us part.” Others prefer to keep their options open, trading in every few years for the latest make and model, the most cutting-edge technology, or the highest horsepower. Whichever describes you best, we all ...

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