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Obtaining a Better Financial Situation Involves Planning

Getting your finances in order is always easier to talk about than it is to actually do it. That is why it is a good thing to have a plan when you are ready to take financial management to the … Continue reading

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Getting Out of the Financial Rut

It can be a hassle to initially get your finances in order. If you have never been in a place where you have had to manage your money yourself it can be a rude awakening. So many millennials that have … Continue reading

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New Opportunities for Credit Unions to Expand

Forbes recently published an article about the CO-OP Financial Services’ 2018 THINK Conference, THINK18. The conference aims to promote the expansion of credit unions to serve the personal finance needs of their community members. One of the ways that credit … Continue reading

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New Ikea Credit Card encourages home shopping Opportunities.

The furniture and home accessories giant has launched a new credit card with valuable rewards and perks – enabling shoppers to earn discounts on Ikea-purchased goods and build credit at the same time. Without fees or flexible interest rates, customers … Continue reading

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The Advantages Of Credit Cards Over Debit Cards

You may want to use a credit card over your debit the next time your shopping. In fact, it may make more sense and be advantageous to replace debit card use virtually everywhere. Using a credit card for purchases and … Continue reading

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Nearly 60 Percent Of Credit Card Owners Do Not Know The Interest Rate

A recent poll has shown that only 39 percent of people who have a balance on their credit balance know what their interest rate is. This means that 59 million people in America know how much interest that they are … Continue reading

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Clayton Hutson And What He Thinks Makes A Great Show

Clayton Hutson is a stage manager who obtained his business degree from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and his degree in theatre design from Central Michigan University.   He has been a stage manager for years. However, he … Continue reading

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More Americans Optimistic about Their Money

Americans have a more positive outlook about their money than they did three years ago, according to a recent AICPA survey. Fewer people are feeling hindered by their finances. Just over one-third of adults postponed a major life decision due … Continue reading

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Credit Card Interest Rates are Unknown to Many

One of the most common forms of debt that American consumers have today are credit cards. Overall, more than 100 million adults across the country carry some form of credit card debt on a monthly basis. Of these people, the … Continue reading

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The Story Of Mr. Nick Vertucci

Real estate is one of the largest markets in most well-developed countries around the world; shelter is obviously a basic human need and when a society lives in relative wealth, its constituents often purchase things that aren’t absolutely necessary like … Continue reading

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