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How to Travel Safely, and How to Handle Old Debts

Air travel brings you in close contact with others, sometimes for hours. A road trip may be a better option. Also, handle old collection accounts with care. Paying old debt typically doesn’t help your credit, and may lead to lawsuit. Read more…

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Losing Your Health Insurance, and Setting Financial Goals

Losing your health insurance can expose you to medical bills that could bankrupt you. Most people can get subsidized coverage through Also, setting financial goals requires thinking about what’s most important to you and then making a plan. Read more…

COVID Impulse Spending, and Building Credit While Paying Debt

Spending more impulsively because of the pandemic? You’re not alone. Also, different debt payoff methods have their merits, but paying off small balances first can help your credit. Read more…

Taxes are due, and how to get started creating wealth

The IRS has payment plans if you can’t pay what you owe on July 15. Also, the steps to building wealth are simple, even if they’re not easy: spend less than you earn and save or invest the difference. Read more… 

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