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How to Pay Down Debt with a Loan

Don’t get stuck in a revolving door of debt. Consider consolidating with a personal loan and watch my recent interview with ABC 7 NY about what you need to know before you sign up. These tips will save you big bucks on interest and fees.

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5 Signs You Need to Tidy Your Finances

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home. Clutter and chaos can build up in your budget too, causing you to feel stressed and disorganized. Read on for 5 signs that you need to tidy your finances with tips on how to polish up your budget, wipe away useless fees and much more.

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5 Steps to Set Goals that Stick

Whether you’re trying to save money, pay down debt or lose weight, reaching any goal comes down to the strategy you set in place. Follow Andrea’s step-by-step guide to learn how to set a goal that sticks and get on the path toward success!

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5 Common Money Mistakes Couples Make

When you’re regularly fighting over money matters with your partner, it’s time to identify the root cause of the issue before the tension grows thicker. Here’s a look at the common money mistakes couples make with tips on how to overcome these hurdles.

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6 Shopping Tricks to Score Deeper Discounts on Gifts

The holiday season is in full swing and that means you’re wallet is probably getting a lot of action. In fact, the National Retail Federation expects consumers to spend over $960 this year on gifts, decor and other holiday purchases. That’s why finding ways to save is more important than ever, and these online tricks and tools will help you score deeper discounts effortlessly.

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De-stigmatizing Debt: It’s Time to Start a Conversation

The stigma associated with personal debt is keeping many people from opening up about their situation and exploring options for better financial management. Whether or not you’re ready to open up about your debt, don’t let it drag you down. Use this guide to find new ways to manage your money and start sharing your experiences with others to get the conversation started.

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