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3 Easy Ways to Cleanse Your Credit Report of Costly Errors

Kacy Reece

Kacy Reece

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When was the last time you checked your credit report? Did you notice any errors? And if so how would you fix them? Mistakes on credit reports probably happen more often than we think and if you recently found an error on yours, know you're not alone. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said more than 43,000 or 23% of complaints were about credit reporting in 2016 so it’s fairly common to find mistakes. Below we'll take you through what errors to search for and how to correct them when you find a potential blunder on your report.

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Do You Struggle with Being a Primary Caregiver?

Kacy Reece

Kacy Reece

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As a growing number of Americans begin to provide caregiving assistance to aging parents and family members, the need for caregiver support is quickly rising. In fact, 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older in the last 12 months and, at 60%, the majority of caregivers are female. Although becoming a caregiver for a loved one is not something you can necessarily predict or anticipate, it is something you can take small steps to prepare for financially.

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The Power of Healthy Stock Market Corrections

Kacy Reece

Kacy Reece

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It may come as a surprise to some, but market corrections happen fairly often. It's normal for the economy to naturally go through peaks and downfalls over time. Don't panic when a market correction happens. By the final quarter of 2018, we have become long overdue for a market correction; such a correction is inevitable. We typically experience a correction once every 55 months (4.5 years); however, we have not had a meaningful correction - defined as a 20% drop in the market - in over 115 months (9.6 years), which is the longest run in history. 

 

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How Can I Save ‘Big Money’ While Moving?

Kacy Reece

Kacy Reece

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When planning to move, it’s easy to let stress take over - sometimes so much that you miss ways you could be saving. There are a lot of factors that go into moving, such as are you changing states, what time of year will you be relocating, and how much stuff are you taking? The American Moving and Storage Association says that the average cost of an interstate household move is about $4,300 and the average cost of an intrastate move is about $2,300. With moving expenses on the rise each year, we’ve highlighted a few ways you can keep your money in your pocket and have your stress-reduced before, after, and during your move.

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Infographic: How Does Saving 10% in Your 401(k) Affect Your Paycheck?

Kacy Reece

Kacy Reece

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The use of an employer-sponsored retirement savings account (i.e. 401(k) or 403(b)) is a powerful tool in ensuring you’re saving enough and in the best way for your retirement. Depending on the plan offered by your employer, you could save in a traditional 401(k), Roth 401(k), or respective 403(b) accounts. In the infographic below, we’d like you to meet Betty. She’s thinking about how and where she should save in her organization's 401(k) retirement plan. You can see the impact her retirement savings decision- either pre-tax or Roth, has on her immediate paycheck as well as her retirement goals.

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Vacation Like a Boss (On a Budget)

Kacy Reece

Kacy Reece

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Whether there’s snow on the ground or school’s out for the summer, there always seem to be signs pointing you towards your next trip. While it would be great just to pick up and fly off to an exotic place and forget about all of your worries back home, unless you have a surplus of money sitting somewhere, you have to do what most people do: plan, save, and budget for your trip. When channeling your inner jet-setter, there are some things you need to do before you can hop on a plane, get to your vacation spot, and enjoy yourself.

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