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Getting Over Debt Phobia

Fear of accumulating debt is understandable. Many of us have it, especially those who have experienced first-hand how devastating and stressful paying a debt back can be. I’m not a stranger to debt myself. I put myself through the wringer working part-time in addition to holding down a full-time job when I was fresh out of college. I had student …

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Financial Goal Setting: Why You Need to Do It

In my years of working in an auditing firm, I’ve encountered people who were so good at making money. Their methods varied, but they had one thing in common: They had clear goals and worked hard at reaching them within a set period. What they were doing was financial goal setting. It is a practice I recommend to my family, …

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Investment Facts I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger

As a child, I had a vague notion that to be wealthy, I should become an investor. I’d hear this word, along with others like stocks, bonds, and funds, in television, movies, and overheard conversations between adults. I knew early on that investments are important for financial security. What I didn’t know was when, where, and how to start. Among …

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