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We’ve all been there. You’re walking through a mall, and suddenly, you see it like a mirage in the desert, shining in the store window: the perfect bag. Then you look up and realize you’re standing in front of a Louis Vuitton store, and that bag is roughly one month’s rent and security deposit for [...]

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talking cents guy

I know how hard it is to manage personal finances and how appealing credit cards can be. I’ve been in debt myself, and though I managed to get out of debt, the urge to spend and turn to plastic is still something I deal with every day. But I’m here to help you live better [...]

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teach children to save day

Talking Cents and American Consumer Credit Counseling are celebrating National Teach Children to Save Day and Financial Literacy Month, and it’s a great opportunity to teach your kids about money. But what should you teach them and how? Use this presentation as a resource to jump start money skills with your children at any age. [...]

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wallet

Losing your wallet can be stressful. Did you leave it on a bus? Is it on the coffee table at home? Maybe you were targeted by an army of adorable yet devious pickpocket children. Regardless of what happened, it’s important to know what you have lost and what to do next. The best thing to do [...]

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wood photo

Having photos printed on canvas has been wildly popular for the last several years. They look cool on the wall, make great gifts, and can be relatively inexpensive if you find a deal. Sites like Groupon and LivingSocial frequently have deals for canvas photo products. You can also get coupons and sale alerts by registering [...]

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Extreme Cheapskates TLC

Some of the best financial tips we can get are from learning from others around us. TLC has taken that to the next level with the educational and sometimes cringe-inducing “Extreme Cheapskates,” where people save insane amounts of money in equally insane ways. In this clip, a gentleman shows us the way he “treats” his [...]

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woman save money

March is Women’s History month, and though we have come a long way in terms of women’s rights and equality, there are still major inequalities, especially financially. When it comes to retirement, many women simply aren’t prepared. The U.S. Department of Labor notes that women are more likely to work jobs that don’t qualify for [...]

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phone

Saturday is World Consumer Rights Day, and the theme this year is phone rights. An estimated 6.8 billion people around the world have cell phones, and they’ve become an integral part of everyday life. The average American accesses email, the Internet, messaging, e-commerce, and games on their phones, in addition to basic functions like actual [...]

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tuesday tip

Unless you’ve won the lottery or inherited a fortune from an estranged uncle, your job is your primary source of income and the lifeblood of your financial well-being. So your goals are to A) Keep your job and B) Earn as much as you can from your job. Here are some tips to accomplish both.

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what to do after a disaster

To build awareness of Severe Weather Preparedness Week 2014, we discussed the importance of building an emergency fund and an emergency financial kit in order to protect your financial life in the event of an emergency or disaster. But, what you do in the aftermath of a disaster can also have a significant impact on [...]

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