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    No More Stress When Planning A Party

    A college education is a valuable asset to everyone who has one. However, college costs have increased significantly since the 1990s. It is no longer possible for prospective students to work during the summer for minimum wage and use their earnings to completely pay tuition. Students are often faced with taking out loans to fund…

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    Stock Investing Strategies

    Investing in stocks can be done in many ways. Investors can buy individual stocks or use mutual funds with access to hundreds or thousands of different stocks. The strategy to use for stock investing will be dependent on various factors. This will include any returns and financial results that are expected. One of the most…

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    How To Analyze Your Investment Advisors Performance

    An investment advisor is helpful with one’s investment goals but the advisor should not be delegated blind authority with setting the goals of the investor. The investor should be clear in setting the course for their own investment and should not relinquish authority over investment decisions to an advisor simply because of the advisor’s title…

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    Boomer dilemma: Traditional or Roth IRA

    If you’re a baby boomer trying to save for retirement, the decision between investing in a traditional or Roth IRA isn’t easy. For most middle-income taxpayers, traditional IRAs offer a tax deduction and tax-deferred growth, while Roth IRAs are funded with after-tax dollars but offer tax-free growth and tax-free distributions in retirement.

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    Watchdog: Allstate Auto Insurance Pricing Scheme Is Unfair

    Filed under: Consumer Ally, Insurance Industry, Auto Insurance, Consumer Protection, Ripoffs & Scams Nati Harnik/AP The "Good Hands" people at Allstate have figured out a shady, possibly illegal, way to push up insurance rates, according to the Consumer Federation of America, which said Tuesday …

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    Credit score vs. credit report: What’s the diff?

    If you can’t tell the difference between a credit report and credit score, think back to your school days. But one measures your performance with one number, while the other captures it with grades for each class. "Many people use the two terms interchangeably, which is improper because they’re totally separate things," says John Ulzheimer, president of consumer education at Credit Sesame.

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    7 Hidden Perks of Credit Cards

    So if you’d like to better utilize your credit cards, you may want to sniff out any bonuses you’re unaware of. "The quickest and easiest way to locate that information is to go directly to your card issuer’s website," says Randy Hopper, vice president of credit cards for Navy Federal Credit …

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    Do I Buy a Home or Pay Down My School Loan?

    Filed under: Budgeting Shutterstock Whether or not you stop into the coffee shop several times a week probably won’t kill your finances. I recently spoke to Brian, a 29-year-old professional who has amassed $28,000 in his savings account. From a cost standpoint, this would be the best decision, as he would avoid paying a few thousand dollars in additional interest over the life of the loan.

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    US stock market inches to record ahead of holiday

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. "There seems to be a feeling that the markets are going to continue to drift higher as we get to the end of the year," said Keifer, who is based in Orange County, Calif. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 5.80 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,072.83. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 12.81 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,827.75.

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    Tax-News.com: Germany Studies Impact Of Tax Bracket Creep

    The German Government has said that so-called bracket creep – where income tax brackets are not adjusted in line with wage growth – has had little impact on the individual tax burden, despite calls for reform last year. However, in 2014 it had no impact, due to low inflation and an increase in the tax-free allowance.

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