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One of the ways that you can stay on top of your finances is to track your credit score. While a credit score isn't the be-all and end-all of your financial snapshot, it can still be rather … [Read more...] about Using Free Resources To Keep Tabs On Your Credit Score
For my first real post on this personal finance blog I thought it would be appropriate to talk about one of the people who have influenced my financial life the most, Dave Ramsey. For those of you … [Read more...] about Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps To Getting Out Of Debt
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Approximately 15 million people a year are victims of identity scams. The financial toll from these victimizations is near $50 billion. Identity theft is a growing epidemic around the world, and … [Read more...] about The Real Cost Of Identity Theft
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You probably know that if you plan to borrow money, you'll only get the best terms if you have good credit. If you want to save money on interest, and enjoy the best possible terms, you need to show … [Read more...] about Avoiding Debt? You Still Need Good Credit