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How to Survive and Thrive Without a Credit Card

You can swear off credit cards and survive. The ubiquitousness of credit cards makes it difficult to fathom a life without one, but it is possible. The Boston Federal Reserve reports nearly 80% of adult Americans have...
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7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Buying My First House

After a decade of apartment living, my husband and I finally saved up enough money to buy our first home last year. We did our due diligence—checked our credit, got pre-approved, found a realtor we loved—and then...
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Getting What You Need From A Financial Advisor

When making the decision to hire a financial advisor, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the massive amount of options in front of you. The truth is, “financial advisor” is an umbrella term, but not every advisor...
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How To Pick The Health Savings Account That Is Right For You

Health savings accounts offer unrivaled triple tax advantages. Contributions to HSAs are tax-deductible, the investments and interest in the accounts grow tax-free, and distributions aren’t taxed if you use them for qualified medical expenses, such as doctor’s visits,...
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5 Creative Ways to Save for a Down Payment on a Home

The need to come up  with a down payment has long posed a roadblock for many would-be first time home buyers. That’s particularly true for Millennials, who most simultaneously pay off their student debt and fund their...
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3 Retirement Plans For Freelancers And Small Businesses

About 31% of American adults work in the gig economy, either full time or as a side hustle. For those relying entirely on gig income, not having an employer-sponsored retirement plan becomes a “license for the...
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Is Your Advisor A Real Fiduciary?

Consider that many commission brokers are not fiduciaries. They are not required to act in your best interests. They are only required to do what is suitable for you, which is certainly a lower standard. Some investors have experienced higher fees...
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Tax Deductions Often Overlooked by Taxpayers

Tax deductions allow you to subtract certain expenses from your taxable income, thus reducing the amount of tax you owe to Uncle Sam. The tax system wants you to add all the deductible expenses along with pieces of evidence and...

Why Advisory Boards Are Important For Growing Businesses

GETTY Every business needs advice to grow and thrive, from Fortune 500 companies to startups. I believe that the best way to accumulate and manage this necessary advice is to have an advisory...

How to Survive and Thrive Without a Credit Card

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How AI Can Save A Small Business

It’s a grim statistic: about half of small businesses fail within five years. The main reason is the challenge with cash flows.