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Quizzle Review – Check Your Equifax Score for Free

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In this day and age, no one should be without access to their credit profile.  Your credit score and report is a huge part of your financial life.  I don’t care who you are, a good credit score is more than just getting a lower loan rate.  Not only are your rates lower, saving you money, but having a good score gives you access to many different things.  It’s not just about money, it’s also about getting rentals and even a job.  Just remember that when people tell you a credit score doesn’t really matter. It does! There are a number of good places to get your credit report and score.  Remember, you can get your free credit report every year as required by the government.  This is not your credit score though.  There are  a number of services, such as Credit Karma and Credit Sesame.  Another one is Quizzle. ... Read More »

The Busy Family’s Plan for Budget Management

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Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you have a good upcoming weekend. Here is a post from Russell Matthews, who is a personal finance consultant. A busy mom and dad don’t have time to allocate toward budgeting with pen and paper.  An automated system saves time as well as helps identify ways to save money and stay alert about income and expenses. A successful family maintains a healthy budget.  Here’s how to stay aware and be smart about your family’s financial plan. It Saves Time Imagine a librarian did not have the Dewey Decimal or automated bookkeeping systems.  How would he/she acquire reference material related to a visitor’s query?  At best, they could pile related material together, but it would take hours to fulfill each request within a crowded and disordered library. Making the jump to digital money management gains the benefits of a better system.  For many professionals, time is ... Read More »

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