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How to Avoid Student Loans

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You can’t put a price on a great education, but you also don’t want to be bogged down by debt for your entire life. In today’s society, student loan debt is a common and seemingly unavoidable burden that 71% of college-age kids – that’s 1.3 million young people all over the country – take on every year. College is expensive, $10,000-$35,000 a year on average, but there are ways you can reduce or even eliminate the amount of student loan debt you accrue.

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Spring Clean Your Credit Report

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Spring always inspires us to clean up our wardrobes and homes. Something about the season makes us want to start fresh and get the year off to a good start. While you can’t start fresh with your credit report, spring is a great time to clean it up and move into the rest of the year with your best foot forward. Once your credit has gone bad, it can be hard to improve, but with the simple steps in this article, you can start increasing your credit score today.

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Budget Travel: Go on an Inexpensive Summer Weekend Getaway

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With sunny days, high temperatures, and long weekends ahead, it’s a good time to start thinking about summer weekend getaways. Going away for the weekend can be cheaper than taking a big vacation, and if you save money with the tips below, you’ll be able to afford lots of weekends away.
 

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Celebrating Money Smart Week

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Money Smart Week takes place April 22-29, 2017. It’s a collaborative effort by thousands of organizations around the United States to provide resources and educational courses to any and all demographics to help every person manage their personal finances more effectively.

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Car Title Loans: What You Should Know

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Many Americans who need fast cash for a financial emergency turn to car title loans. However, The Federal Trade Commission warns consumers to be wary of car title loans and their repercussions.

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Kids and Money: Passing On Good Financial Habits

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Becoming financially literate is just like learning a new language; It requires education, practice, and repetition to fully grasp and apply financial literacy in the world. Just as with foreign language, the sooner children are exposed to financial lingo, the better. However, as money-spending, saving, investing, donating adults, it can be easy to pass along bad money habits from the get-go. Here are several ways you can ensure your child is creating positive financial habits at an early age that will carry on through their teenage years and into adulthood.

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April Fools’ Pranks: Harmless, But Funny

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April Fools’ Day is a great excuse to have a little fun with your friends, family, and coworkers. There are plenty of pranks you can pull that are harmless but still very funny.  -We’ve got a list of a few pranks that you can pull at home or in in the office.

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The Ultimate Guide to Tax Preparation

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Tax season is already here again. With more rules, regulations, scams, and possible mistakes than ever, filling your taxes is a scary endeavor. We’ve got your ultimate guide to tax preparation that’ll help you every step of the way.

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A Guide to March Madness 2017

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Are you ready for March Madness? College basketball fever is about to sweep the nation, and AmeriCash Loans has your guide to top rated Men’s NCAA teams and important dates for 2017 March Madness.

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How to: Avoid the IRS “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams

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Just like that, tax season is already here again. For some, it’s a time of joy – a chance for a big refund check that’ll buy a new electronic device or pay off a bill. For others, tax season can be a scary time, full of unknowns and unexpected fees. No matter your feelings on the season, watch out for these twelve tax scams, often referred to as the IRS “Dirty Dozen.” They’re fraudulent schemes laid out to hurt taxpayers and make away with their money.

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