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Tired of doing the same things in the same places? Thinking about going on an adventure, taking a trip, or trying something new? You don’t always have to take an expensive and far-away vacation to get your fix. Staying local is a great way to cut down the costs of your activity. No matter what [...]

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5 financial mistakes to avoid with a new salary

A new job or salary is a time to celebrate and a time people often make a lot of financial mistakes. These mistakes can cost someone the financial freedom they thought this change would bring. Avoid these 5 money mistakes people make with a new salary to reach your financial goals and avoid consumer debt.

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10 ways to avoid credit card debt video

There are many ways to end up with credit card debt: medical bills, car repairs, education costs, overspending… Fortunately, there are also tried and true ways to avoid it. Here is a video on the 10 ways you can avoid credit card debt.

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dealing with consumer debt and illegal debt collection practices

Debt collection is a serious and unfortunate financial reality facing many Americans. Whether you were unaware of a debt owed or simply unable to pay back your consumer debt, debt collection agencies may come knocking. If this happens to you, protect yourself by knowing the rules debt collection agencies must follow.

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how much should you pay a babysitter

A lot of parents wonder what a fair rate for a babysitter is. With different factors to consider, like the amount of children and how much work is involved, what you should pay a babysitter will vary widely. It even changes from region to region. Let’s find out what you should be paying a babysitter [...]

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Each month we post a poll asking questions about a particular financial topic. For the month of June, the questions focused on the costs of attending a wedding, and how guests manage and budget the expenses that come with it. As a result, we discovered that more than half of respondents have struggled to afford the costs [...]

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EMV chipped credit cards  to avoid identity theft

In the last few years, it seems like there are more and more cases of major credit card fraud. To reduce the risk of fraud and identity theft, three major credit card companies are moving forward in the US with a chipped credit card in October. Find out how this will affect you.

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Stuck in a dead end job? Lack the skills to climb the ladder? Don’t have a job at all? Whether your education stopped at high school or you’ve earned a college degree, maybe you could use some additional training to help boost your career to the next level. Most major cities have adult education centers that [...]

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Ice cream. Every summer, as the mercury rises, so does the nation’s desire for this delicious frozen treat. As is the norm here at Talking Cents, we have to ask the question: Can we save money on this? And since we asked the question, we might as well try to answer it. I mean, why [...]

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10 tips to build a professional wardrobe without credit card debt

Congratulations! You just landed a new job in an office environment. But wait. What are you going to wear? Whether you are a young professional or switching careers, a professional wardrobe is often an expensive requirement. Here are a few ways to build a professional wardrobe on a budget without credit card debt.

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