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6 smart and simple money tips for new grads

CFP®, Blue Ocean Global Wealth, Marguerita M. Cheng, and CEO •
Kiplinger

Graduating college is a huge achievement, deserving of the celebrations that typically go along with it. With a diploma in hand, you can see the world open wide for you, and the possibilities for your future can seem endless. On the other hand, adulthood comes with rent, car payments, job searches and student loan repayments–and

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Here’s how much your credit score impacts your mortgage and auto loan rates

John Ulzheimer •
The Simple Dollar

When you apply for a new loan, the most influential factor in determining your interest rate is your credit and, more specifically, your credit scores. Other factors certainly matter during your loan’s underwriting, such as your income and employment history, but the importance of your credit scores cannot be overstated when a lender decides which

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4 retirement planning pitfalls to avoid

Riverbend Financial Group, president, Andy Burdsall, and Investment Adviser •
Kiplinger

Often, prospective clients come in to my office and ask me, “Can I retire?” Unfortunately, there is no magic age or value or equation that allows everything to work perfectly and can give them a straight answer to that question. There are lots of ways to find retirement success. What I am typically more concerned

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