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Buying vs. Leasing a Vehicle: The Eternal Battle

New Vehicle

I’m going to break down leasing a car versus buying a new vehicle. Let’s use, for example, a $300/month lease at 12,000 miles/year for 36 months – over the life of three cars. (That is 108 total months or 9

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Posted in Debt, Shopping

Revenue Recapture

It is that time of year with qualifying Minnesotans getting refunds from the state for property taxes or rent paid. Or not. Some unhappy folks are not getting their tax refunds, thanks to Revenue Recapture. The Revenue Recapture Act authorizes

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Posted in Taxes

How to Get Out of Debt

Debt can be a vicious cycle for many people. Paying month after month, year after year and not making much progress. Not to mention you end up paying much more than the original price of whatever you charged because of

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Posted in Debt, Debt Management Plan

3 Reasons To Pay Attention To Your Credit Card APR

Are you clueless about your credit card interest rate? I read an article on Creditcards.com about a poll showing half of all balance-carrying credit card users are clueless about their APRs. I wish I could say I was surprised by this;

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Posted in Credit, Debt

Still Helping Your Adult Children?

Our blog on parents helping grown children continues to be our number one read blog 4 years in a row! There is a reason for this: it is a pervasive and disturbing issue for families. I know I see it

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Posted in Debt, Financial Wellness, Kids, Relationships, Retirement
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