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When Does it Make Sense to Pay a Bill with a Credit or Debit Card?

Credit cards and debit cards offer incredible convenience; but, is it a smart idea to pay monthly bills with them?

Choosing to...


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Tags: Living Above and Beyond, Savings and Budget

5 Ways To Pay Off A Loan Early

If you’re like most Americans, you owe money on a large loan. Whether that’s credit card debt, a mortgage and/or a car loan,...


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Tags: Living Above and Beyond, Loans

What Happens If My Vehicle Breaks Down Before I Have It Paid Off?

It’s a common and difficult situation: many working families borrow money to finance a car to get to work but the vehicle...


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Tags: Loans

Q&A: How do I Finance a Home Renovation with a Home Equity Loan?

Q: I’m doing some home renovations this summer, and I’m not sure how to finance it all. Do I take out a loan? Should I just...


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Tags: Mortgage, Q&A, Loans

Snowball Method vs. Avalanche Method: What’s the Best Way to Tackle Debt?

Debt is the ultimate killjoy. It can destroy a budget, make long-term financial planning impossible and shadow every purchase...


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Tags: Living Above and Beyond, Savings and Budget