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Charity Navigator- Do your Due Diligence Before Donating

– Posted in: Managing Your Finances, Money Management
Charity Navigator- Do your Due Diligence before Donating
Choosing a charity you can trust is in some ways easier today than it ever was before. The only struggle is that there are so many charities to choose from. You can get more information today than you could before because of the Internet. However, you might also find that the more information you get, the more potential charities you have to add to your list. Charity Navigator Due Diligence #1-Narrow Your Interests The very first thing you should do is narrow down the area you are interested in contributing to. There are literally millions of charities you can donate to. By narrowing your interests you at least know that you are supporting

How to Cut Down on Bank Charges?

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How to Cut Down on Bank Charges?
You use a bank because you want to keep your money secure. You also want to be able to draw interest on your money. The last thing you want to do is accrue fees from your bank. Most of the time cutting down your bank charges is pretty easy as long as you know and understand what your bank charges you for. You can use the steps below to reduce the fees you pay at your bank or cut them out altogether. Reduce your Bank Charges by Opting for Free Checking If you have a checking account, use the free checking account that most banks offer. Most of the time they offer this

Five Reasons That Hold You Back from Attaining a Good Credit Score

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Five Reasons That Hold You Back from Attaining a Good Credit Score
There are far more than five reasons to watch out for if you are on your way to achieving good credit score, but these may be the most important. Your credit score can make your life very easy or make it very difficult. Even with the worst credit rating you can sometimes get a line of credit. You just might not like the thousands of dollars in interest that your line of credit will cost you. People with low credit scores pay an extremely high rate of interest. You may find that the interest you end up paying would have been enough to pay off all of your debts to begin with.  Road

How to Achieve Good Credit Score?

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How to Achieve Good Credit Score?
If you are dealing with a poor credit situation you may be asking yourself whether you can rebuild your credit or achieve a good credit score. The short answer is that you can rebuild your credit. Just remember that your credit is like your health. You didn’t destroy it in a day and you can’t fix it in one. A lifestyle change of some kind is in order. How to Achieve Good Credit Score? Step 1-Create Credit Sometimes the problem is that you just don’t have credit. In some cases this is worse than having bad credit because you don’t even have a history to explain or work with. Some people just prefer to

Financial Tips: How to Find a Good Financial Investment Professional

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Financial Tips: How to Find a Good Financial Investment Professional
Finding a good financial investment professional is essential for your future financial health. There are several different kinds of financial investment professionals and it is imperative that you find one that can meet your specific financial needs. There are so many financial scams today that this is not an area you can afford to take lightly. A bit of research is going to be necessary but I am going to make it a bit easier for you by providing  some financial tips- in this case,  five  tips for finding a good financial investment professional. Financial Tips: How to Find a Good Financial Investment Professional Look for a fiduciary- Best Financial Tip of All!

The Basics of Estate Planning

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The definition of Estate Planning
What is Estate Planning? What is its definition? When you are young and single, questions like “what is estate planning?” don’t really occur to you. As you get older and have a family, you start to wonder about the details of that question. Essentially the answer is as simple as making sure your loved ones are taken care of to the best of your ability when you are gone. That sounds simple enough, but there are a lot of details to cover in those two words. Cover Funeral Expenses To avoid any issues with funds coming out of your estate, just pay your funeral expenses ahead of time. This will also help your

How to Deal With Unemployment

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How to Deal with Unemployment
Being Unemployed is a tough state to be in. It’s hard to survive sometimes with a job, much less without one. The key is to get creative so that you can not only survive, but possibly end up better off than you were before you lost your job. How can you deal with Unemployment? Let’s consider all options and forget about the word “can’t”. Following coping strategies could go a long way in helping you get back on track and go on with your life post-job loss. How to Deal with Unemployment File for Unemployment The very first thing to do when you lose your job is to file for unemployment. Even if you