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Bernadette Joy, 34, like most people, never thought she would end up in the debt trap. In a short period of time that all changed, though. She accrued $72,000 in debt thanks to student loans for an MBA degree. She and her husband accrued another $57,000 in debt buying up an investment rental property and […]

The post Here’s How One Entrepreneur Paid Off Over $300,000 In Debt In Just Three Years appeared first on The Money Manual.

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These are the must read stories in personal finance this week. Five Things To Watch Out For With Prepaid Cards If you’re carrying around a lot of debt or if you’re really trying to limit your spending, chances are you’ve thought about getting (or already have) a prepaid card to keep yourself on track. When […]

The post Must Read: Proof That Student Debt Is Actually Bad For Your Health, How Much Money Is Rich? appeared first on The Money Manual.

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People across the country are struggling with debt of all kinds and keeping their credit score up, but some people in certain geographical areas are struggling more than others according to new data from Experian in the company’s annual State of Credit report which reveals the average credit score in every state. Where are people […]

The post The Average Credit Score In Every State Mapped Out appeared first on The Money Manual.

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Ever imagine what you would do if you ended up winning the lottery? What about if you got a surprise inheritance from an estranged Great-Great Aunt? A book advance for more money than you ever imagined being able to deposit at once? You often hear stories of large cash windfalls, but what happens next? Do […]

The post These 3 Very Different People Experienced Financial Windfalls. Here’s What They Did With The Money appeared first on The Money Manual.

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People are swimming in debt. Credit card debt, student loans, personal loans — you name it. It’s easy to get into debt, but much, much harder to get out of it. We talked to 31-year-old Allison* who has the lofty goal of getting out of her credit card debt in six-months. While getting out of […]

The post How This 31-Year-Old Plans To Pay Off Her Credit Card Debt In 6 Months appeared first on The Money Manual.

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These are the must read stories in personal finance this week. Ordinary People Focus On The Outcome. Extraordinary People Focus On The Process. It’s easy to look toward what others are doing as an easy method of comparison and understanding of what to do to succeed. In truth, success lies in shifting your mindset to […]

The post Must Read: The Difference Between Ordinary And Extraordinary People, How To Worry Less appeared first on The Money Manual.

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Perhaps the most common advice we hear these days is that happiness involves striking a balance between work and play. It’s often easier said than done. That is unless money is no object and you can hire a staff to take care of all your responsibilities. While many people find budgeting a chore, it’s also […]

The post 5 Ways That Budgeting Can Help Your Work-Life Balance appeared first on The Money Manual.

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Ever wonder how much the average American family is worth? And ultimately how you stack up? Yeah, us too. Well, we are finally getting some answers thanks to data from The Federal Reserves Survey of Consumer Finances. Per that data, the average net worth of US families is $692,100 (keep in mind that net worth […]

The post This Is The Net Worth Of The Average American Family appeared first on The Money Manual.

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I am constantly on the hunt for ways to make money while doing what I do best — sitting on the couch. I’ve tried just about every online paid survey to try and make some extra cash and I’ve come to find out that some are a lot better than others. Well, I’m ready to […]

The post Why I Think This Is The Best Way To Earn Actual Cash Online appeared first on The Money Manual.

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