Money Lessons

This category is dedicated to articles that provide money lessons. Topics range from lessons learned from individuals to general money knowledge.

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How To Pay for College: 7 of the Best Money Saving Tips

How to pay for college is a question on many parents’ and students’ minds. With costs rising at well above the national rate of inflation, many are looking for solutions. Suppose you’re a student about to enter college (or a parent of a soon-to-be college student). In that case, you already know that post-secondary education …

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The 25 Best Places to Live in the U.S.: Small to Mid-Sized Cities with It All

Over the past 18 months, almost half of Americans either moved or thought about it. If you look into your options, you’ll find that the most livable places in the U.S. aren’t necessarily the biggest, and sometimes they’re surprising. So if you’re one of the millions of people contemplating moving and you’re looking for a …

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Your 5 Step Guide to Getting Debt Relief Fast

Carrying balances on multiple credit cards is stressful and expensive, and paying them off quickly can be a challenge. That’s especially true if you are living paycheck-to-paycheck or dealing with other debts simultaneously, like student loans. But it is possible to get debt relief even with those challenges. This 5 Step guide can help you …

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How to Buy A Car: Follow these 6 Steps to Get the Best Deal

Buying a car should be straightforward with internet car shopping, competitive pricing, and the ability to browse cars at your fingertips. However, that isn’t always the case. With the inception of COVID-19 in 2020, car buying in 2021 and beyond has changed. For better or worse, inventory, fuel efficiency, technology packages, and how we go …

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How Many Credit Cards Should I Have? 5 Things to Consider

Credit cards are a staple of American life and finances. More than 191 million Americans have at least one credit card, and the average cardholder has 3 credit cards and 2.3 retail store cards. Plastic is king and quickly replacing cash in most daily transactions. This shift in the mode through which Americans transact begs …

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Debt Lessons You Can Learn from Football Players

The NFL and IOU: 10 Debt Lessons You Can Learn from Football Players

In the 1990s, football was my life. I was a placekicker for the New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, and Buffalo Bills. My career highlight was leading the AFC in touchbacks in 1995. If you don’t know what any of that means, let me explain it another way: I played the nation’s most popular sport, and …

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5 Simple Credit Repair Tips to Help You Fix Your Finances

One of the most powerful numbers in personal finance is your credit score. Your credit score is a number representing your creditworthiness and ability to handle credit responsibly. It is the number used by lenders, businesses, and a host of other agencies when evaluating whether or not to do business with you. In short, your …

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