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Financial Planning Before Investing

Capacity for risk is not the same as tolerance for risk. Therefore financial planning before investing is very important.
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How to Choose Your Next Credit Card

A credit card can be one of the most useful tools you have in your wallet. But with so many different options in the marketplace, how do you know that the one you're using is the right one?If your current card is not getting the job…
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How Much Should I Spend on an Engagement Ring?

Deciding to propose is a huge step -- and so is buying an engagement ring! No one needs a ring to propose. But if that is part of your plan, you need to consider the practical aspects of your decision.Yes, that means understanding the…
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7 Tips for Sticking to Your Financial Goals

Tis’ the season to set some big goals! With the new year comes new potential milestones, especially those concerning your budget. Most people think about their bank account when coming up with New Year’s resolutions.Last year, the…
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5 Great Financial Resolutions for 2016

The new year is a perfect excuse to check in with whatever needs revamping in your life, and your finances are no exception. Health and finance are the two most common resolution categories, but considering only about 8% of people achieve…
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How to Afford Your Dream Wedding Without Going Into Debt

It's easy to get wrapped up in the Pinterest wedding culture. As soon as you're engaged, there are endless sources of inspiration to get you started on your planning.Before you know it, your online wedding includes a photo booth, signature…
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Unexpected Costs of Buying Your First Home

 It's no secret that buying your first home is expensive. But for many first home seekers, the new homeowner fees can feel crippling. It's not like it is on TV: potential homebuyers find a home they love, put in an offer, then magically…
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What’s the Difference Between Active Investing and Passive Investing?

Ready to navigate your way into the foreign lands of investing? Great! One of the first topics to cover is the difference between active investing and passive investing. Which one will be right for you? Let’s dig in and find out! What…
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Credit Report Versus Credit Score: What's the Difference?

Whether you're buying a house, saving for a new car or planning for your financial future, you need to be aware of your credit background. This involves your credit score and credit report, both of which are used to give information about…
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Why Fee-Only Financial Advisors Are Different

When you’re looking for a financial advisor, it can be confusing to figure exactly what kind of professional is the right fit for you. You’ve worked hard to earn your money -- and you don’t want choosing the wrong person to cost you.One…