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Three ways to make saving easy and painless

Wendy Connick •
The Motley Fool
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Everyone agrees that it’s important to save money, but saying and doing are two different things (especially when it comes to finances). Regularly setting aside money for various financial goals is really hard to do, given all the other things we could be spending that money on now. You can make saving money a lot


Why you need a cash cache

Donna Freedman •
The Simple Dollar
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These days you can live a pretty much cash-free life. But it’s smart to have at least some greenbacks on hand for emergencies – a collection of lucre that I call the “cash cache.” To be clear: This is not an emergency fund. It’s money you keep on hand at home, but separate from your


10 common credit score myths

Matthew Frankel •
The Motley Fool
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The FICO credit scoring model is misunderstood by many consumers. There are some popular misconceptions about what actions can boost or damage your score, what’s factored into your score, and how your credit score affects your ability to buy a home or car. With that in mind, here are 10 of the most common credit