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What kids need to know about money

April 17, 2017 | By Sarah D. Young

It's never too early to teach your kids how to save and spend money wisely, experts say. Teaching kids about money and key economic concepts can set the stage for a more financially secure adulthood.

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The Best and Worst Ways to Use a Personal Loan

February 28, 2017 | by Jessica Walrack  

Borrowing money isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it can be very helpful in some situations. You can build your credit, purchase something you need, and arrange payments you can afford.

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12 strategies for dominating student loan debt

February 09, 2017 | by Matt Krumrie

Dear Matt: I recently graduated from college and it’s almost time to start paying back my student loans. I have over $50,000 in student loan debt, and it seems almost overwhelming to have to pay all this back, especially with many other expenses.

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8 Ways to Improve Your Credit Health in 2017

December 30, 2016 | by Mike Cetera

One of the problems with New Year’s resolutions is that they don’t come with an instruction manual. I want to lose weight. I want to pay down debt. I want to live life to the fullest. OK, how? That’s the problem I hope to solve here. I asked a number of personal finance pros to weigh in on how to keep or build good credit in 2017. 

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