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4 Ways Marriage Can Affect Your Finances (You May Not Have Thought Of)

You’ve finally found “The One” and you’re ready to make that life-long commitment “to have and to hold.” We all know that weddings are expensive. The average cost for a wedding these days is around $35,000 after all. But what

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Medical Bills and Your Credit Report

Good news for those with medical debt. If you haven’t heard, under the FICO Score 9 paid off medical bills no longer affect your credit score. In addition, medical bills paid by insurance won’t show up on credit reports either. The

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Posted in Credit, Credit Report, Medical Debt

Give yourself a raise: Complete a “Paycheck Check-up”!

It’s Financial Literacy Month! A pretty exciting month around here. What have you been doing to refresh your finances? Here’s one idea: If you’re feeling like there is ‘too much month at the end of your money’ you may be

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Posted in Financial Wellness, Taxes

The Best Ways to Spend This Year’s Tax Refund

Since we’re in the heart of tax season, I thought I’d share a flashback Friday post with tips for smart spending of your tax refund. Whether you’re expecting $500 or $5000, how you spend your tax refund can determine how

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Posted in Debt, Emergency Savings, Savings, Taxes

When Should I Use My Emergency Savings Fund?

If you have an emergency fund, you have put yourself in a more stable financial position. But have you been tempted to get some cash for future plans, like a concert or a trip? If so, I’m sorry to break

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