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Saving for College

There’s no denying the benefits of a college education: the ability to compete in today’s competitive job market, increased earning power, and expanded horizons. But these advantages come at a price–college is expensive. And yet, year after year, thousands of students graduate from college. So, how do they do it? Many families finance a college […]

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This summer, the wakeup call came, I needed Health Insurance

This summer, the wakeup call came! Being 25 has its ups and downs. I moved into a new age bracket, my car insurance went down, I could actually rent a car, then I realized how much they charge you in gas. Rookie! A positive……. I was still under my mother’s health insurance; I think that […]

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So why do you need Life Insurance?

Life is great. You’re a young couple working and have good careers, just bought your first house and are expecting your first child. Wow all is good. Young, healthy, making a good salary and careers are moving along nicely. So why do you need life insurance? You just told me exacting why you need life […]

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Buying a home can be Stressful!

Buying a home can be stressful! I can remember many years ago how nervous I was purchasing my first house. Trying to accept the realization that I was about to borrow over $ 300,000 was quite the pill to swallow. The amount of anxiety increased as I lay at night wondering if I would qualify […]

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Three Tips to Reduce Your Debt

Paying off debt is easier once you stop using your credit cards.   The recession — and subsequent slow recovery — has caused millions of Americans to focus even more closely on living within their means. If you are ready to face up to your own financial realities, one crucial step is to set out […]

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Getting Smarter About Your Credit Scores

The longer an account has been open and managed successfully, the higher your score will be. Americans have become more informed about certain aspects of their credit scores during the past year, but most still don’t know enough about the risks associated with low scores and alleged “credit repair” services.1 A large majority of consumers […]

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Build your Financial Reputation Today!

This is a guest post in our Young Professionals & Money Series from Kara Passaretti, Larry Passaretti’s daughter.

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