Money Lessons

This category is dedicated to articles that provide money lessons. Topics range from lessons learned from individuals to general money knowledge.

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What is Career Counseling and Why You Should Consider It?

Your career takes up approximately a third of your life. Not having a clear career path or being dissatisfied with the one you’ve chosen can make life much more stressful and unfulfilling. Career counseling can help you overcome these challenges by finding a job that aligns with your interests, values, goals, and financial needs. What …

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The Worst Financial Advice From (Past and Present) Presidential Candidates

We recently had one of the worst, if not the worst, presidential debate in history. What is meant to be a chess-match discussion concerning past and future policy quickly deteriorated into name-calling, posturing shouting match more akin to a WWE special. While the childish nature of the first presidential debate was tough to watch, it …

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Bankruptcy During the Pandemic: Factors to Consider

Our economy is at a standstill. Many have been laid off or have had work hours reduced due to the coronavirus and social distancing mandates. At the same time, states struggled to implement the expanded unemployment benefits offered by the recently passed federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act). Similarly, while …

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Credit Builder Loan: What They Are and How They Work

Credit is one of the key elements of personal finance. Being able to secure and leverage credit is a major component to most major financial acts, and thus being able to establish yourself as a reliable user of credit will be especially important to your finances. Despite the importance of credit, building credit if you …

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5 Years in and I’ve Already Saved Time and Money off My Mortgage

It’s hard for me to believe, but this month marks the 5-year anniversary of my first home purchase. These 5 years have gone incredibly fast, and a lot has happened in the meantime, but one constant is my dedication to making extra payments in order to pay off my mortgage early. Yes, a good argument …

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