U.S. Credit Card Balances Increase By $32 Billion

Somewhere deep in the headquarters of your credit card issuer, is there a plaque with your smiling picture labeled “Big Spender of the Month?” Perhaps not, but if you are consistently carrying a balance on your credit card, your spending is too big for your income. You are likely to be racking up interest charges…
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5 Costly 529 Plan Mistakes To Avoid

Congratulations! You have saved for your child’s education using a state 529 plan and built up a decent nest egg to send him or her off to college with minimal financial worries. Once a choice of college is made, you can apply the 529 funds toward the educational costs — but beware of these mistakes…
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5 Financial Things To Do Before You Hit 30

Are you a millennial approaching the next milestone birthday? Your 30th birthday is a great time to reflect on what you have achieved so far in your life, and to set goals for the next decade and beyond. Financially, it is also an important time to lay the groundwork for the future. Millennials can save…
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Things To Consider If You Are Buying A New Construction Home

The housing market is still suffering from an inventory problem. Available houses are not sufficient to meet demand, either because of a mismatch between the type of home and homebuyers or a pure lack of supply. In such a tight housing market, potential homebuyers may turn to buying a house that is in the construction…
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“The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift” – Bail Money

Bail Bondsmen Try to Cash in on Mom’s Holiday While many outlets are publishing Mother’s Day gift lists, none of them mention “bail money”. But enterprising bail bondsmen are trying to cash in on the holiday to promote their services. A bail bond is a promise by an insurance company to pay the entire amount…
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