My husband and I paid off $10,000 of credit card debt in 3 months by making 2 changes to our lifestyle

Ashley Abramson •
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My husband and I paid off $10,000 of credit card debt in 3 months by making 2 changes to our lifestyle

Accumulating credit card debt has a snowball effect: It’s easy to keep swiping and not realize how much you’re charging on credit cards, and how quickly little purchases can result in major interest charges. In my family’s case, mindless purchases and frequent minor emergencies resulted in $30,000 in debt over the course of three years.

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How to maximize your FDIC insurance coverage

Wintrust
Happy African American insurance agent and couple going through savings plans.

This story and image was originally published in the September 2019 issue of Highland Park Neighbors. It has been republished with permission. If you’ve ever heard a TV or radio commercial promoting a bank, chances are it ended with a phrase about the bank being FDIC insured. Since this message comes at the end of

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The 5 money lessons I taught my teenage daughter that helped her save $10,000

Gina Zakaria •
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The 5 money lessons I taught my teenage daughter that helped her save $10,000

Teens and money seem to be mutually exclusive—if our kids don’t learn the right lessons early, they’re likely to make big financial mistakes. It doesn’t help that they’ve got to learn most of these important lessons before they enter college. But, as parents, we often don’t give our teens enough credit. They are quick learners,

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