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Practical Advice and Support During the Federal Government Shutdown

With no immediate end in sight for the partial government shutdown, more than 800,000 federal workers nationwide are without their first  paycheck as of last  Friday. This is  the first payroll distribution affected by the shutdown. The Federal Reserve Board

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Posted in Budgeting, Emergency Savings, Unemployment

Preparing For And Surviving Unemployment

We’re flashing back to Ashley’s post about how to prepare for an unexpected bout of unemployment, as well as surviving it without going into debt. We all want to feel secure should something happen such as a layoff; however, we

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Posted in Budgeting, Emergency Savings, Job Loss, Unemployment

Overcoming Barriers to Homeownership

Homeownership is a dream for so many Americans, but a lot of people, especially younger adults, face barriers to purchasing a home. Besides increased house prices in some locations, other major barriers include: Not enough money saved for down payment

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Posted in Housing

What’s The Deal With 529 College Savings Plans?

Many parents think about saving for their children’s college tuition. We’re flashing back to this post on 529 college savings plan. Read on for great info! Let’s face it . . . raising kids today is an expensive affair. Making

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Posted in Student Loan

Can I Afford to File Bankruptcy?

Since bankruptcy has such a negative effect on credit, we encourage people to consider it as a last resort. Today, we’re flashing back to this post about determining if you should file and your options if you decide to file.

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Posted in Bankruptcy, Debt
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