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How to Keep Debt at Bay

How to Keep Debt at Bay

  • Paying off the little debts can give you confidence to tackle larger ones. It’s recommended to focus on debts with the higher interest rates, but sometimes a moral boost is worth it.
  • Don’t cosign loans. If the borrower misses a payment, your credit score plunges and the lender can charge you.
  • Every student should fill out the FAFSA; many miss out grants that don’t need to be paid back because they are not filling out the forms.
  • Choose federal student loans over private loans, they have flexible payment terms and often better interest rates.
  • Investigate repayment options for federal student loan payments. 
  • Opt for mortgage payments below 28% of your monthly income. That’s a general rule of thumb on how much you can afford.

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How to Shop Smart

How to Shop Smart

  • Evaluate purchases by cost per use. Higher cost products may last longer, but go unconsidered because of their initial price.
  • Spend on experiences, not things, as they give you more happiness for your investment.
  • Shop solo to avoid buying unnecessary thin...

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How to Save Right for Retirement

How to Save Right for Retirement

  • Start Saving ASAP. Money you put in your retirement fund now will have more time to grow through compound growth.
  • Avoid cashing out your retirement account early as it prevents your money from being invested and leads to penalties and tax bills.
  • Contribute mo...

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How to Get Money Motivated

  • Draft a Financial Vision Board, it motivates and helps you to stay on track with your financial goals.
  • Set specific financial goals stating the reason, the way, numbers and dates.
  • Adopt a spending mantra, a phrase that ser...

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Budgeting Like a Pro

  • Consider an All-Cash Diet, as limiting yourself to physical currency combats overspending.
  • Set aside 1 minute a day to check on your financial transactions, to identify problems, track goal progress and set your spending tone.
  • Allocate at least 20% of your in...

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How to Amp Up Your Earning Potential

How to Amp Up Your Earning Potential

  • When negotiating a salary, get the company to name figures first, otherwise you can’t know if you’re lowballing or highballing. 
  • Try to negotiate more than just your salary. Work hours, official title, parental leave, vacation time, and which projects you’ll work on cou...

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How To Best Build And Track Your Credit

How To Best Build And Track Your Credit

  • Reviewing your credit report and your credit score regularly can save you money
  • Keep your credit use below 30% of your total available credit, as it can ding your credit score. You calculate it by dividing the total amount on all of your credit cards by your tota...

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3 Financial Basics

  1. Create a Financial Calendar: prevent yourself from forgetting quarterly tax payments and to get credit reports.
  2. Check Your Interest Rate: Pay off loans, open saving accounts and negotiate credit debts based on interest rates.
  3. Track Your Net Worth: The dif...

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How to Prepare for Rainy (Financial) Days

How to Prepare for Rainy (Financial) Days

  • Make savings part of your monthly budget. 
  • Keep your savings out of your checking account, as it may prevent you from spending it.
  • Open a savings account at a different bank than where you have your checking account so it won’t be too easy transferring be...

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How to Approach Investing

How to Approach Investing

  • Pay attention to the fees you pay in your funds, also called expense ratios, as they can eat into your returns. It’s generally recommended to stick with low-cost index funds.
  • Rebalance your portfolio once a year. You need to take a look at your brokerage account every o...

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How to Get Properly Insured

How to Get Properly Insured

  • Get more life insurance on top of your company’s policy, as it is often far too little.
  • Get renters insurance and be covered from robberies, vandalism, natural disasters, and even things like the medical bills of people who get hurt at your place, damages you cause at s...

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"Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1." ~ Warren Buffett

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How we can reduce our debt

  • We can set up automatic payments to the debt with the highest interest without regarding how much is owed on it.
  • We can consolidate multiple debts into a single loan. If you have five different loans with different interest rates, ...

5 Ways To Get Out Of Debt

  1. Do a personal finance assessment. Ask what's coming in, what's going out, where's it going, and what's left. That is all you need to know.
  2. Proactively try to negotiate lower interest rates on your debts.
  3. Make extra payments

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