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What is investing? How do I start?

Trent Hamm •
The Simple Dollar

Tell me if this sounds familiar. At some point earlier in your life, you had no sense whatsoever about your finances. For whatever reason – maybe a life change or maybe just a growing sense of maturity – you “woke up” and began figuring thing out. You buckled down, got smarter about your spending, and

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Is the financial advice you’re getting a trick or treat?

Cypress Partners, Ria, Founding Partner, and Pete Woodring •
Kiplinger

Over the last decade, investors have grown savvier, more sophisticated and more self-aware. Increasingly, they are rejecting the product-centric, obscure, sales-focused approach of brokerage firms in favor of the client-centric and transparent advice model of independent financial advisers. Not willing to sit by and watch trillions of dollars of assets walk out their doors, the

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How often does your credit score change?

John Ulzheimer •
The Simple Dollar

If you routinely check your credit reports for changes, then kudos on developing a great habit. Keeping a close eye on your credit reports is a great way to ensure the information is accurate and that you haven’t become the victim of identity theft. And if you check your reports often from any of a

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8 financial decisions you’ll never regret

Wisebread.com and Dan Rafter •
Kiplinger

A new year is here. And even if you’ve already broken the resolutions you made at the end of the holiday season, it’s never too late to make new ones, especially when it comes to your finances. Here are eight financial decisions you can make now that you’ll never regret. Make the moves on this

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