Debit Card Versus Credit Card – Which Is Better?

by Ryan Guina January 25, 2016

There is an age-old debate in the financial community – whether debit cards are better than credit cards. There are some people who love credit cards, and some who hate them. And of course, there are even those who believe you shouldn’t use either, and you should only spend cash. But cash isn’t practical for […]

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Robo Advisors – 5 Advantages to Automated Investing

by Kevin Mercadante January 19, 2016

There are many advantages to investing with robo advisors. They can be the perfect middle ground for investors who aren’t interested in managing their own portfolios, but lack the portfolio size to engage the services of a human investment manager. Why might robo advisors be the perfect place for you invest your money? 1. Hands […]

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When Will I Get My Tax Refund? 2015 Tax Year Refund Schedule

by Ryan Guina January 14, 2016

If you file your taxes with the IRS EFile, or with an tax software program that files your taxes online for you, then you are in luck – you will generally receive your tax refund much more quickly than if you file your taxes by mail. The reason is that electronic tax returns are easier […]

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Why I Still Have Debt — And I Don’t Plan to Retire It Early

by Miranda Marquit December 16, 2015

I have long flouted the “rules” of personal finance blogging, since I’ve been a staunch believer that it’s not always necessary to pay off debt as quickly as possible. This is a stance that has earned my sideways glances over the years. However, it’s one that I’m comfortable with, and it’s an approach that I […]

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Why You Might Want to Buy Your Next Car From a Car Rental Company

by Kevin Mercadante December 14, 2015

If you want to buy a used car, you generally have two choices: either buy from an individual, or subject yourself to the pressure tactics of a used car dealership. Either way, it can be tough to know if the car you’re buying will be reliable, or even if you’ll get a good deal on […]

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Does Financial Fitness = Physical Fitness?

by Miranda Marquit December 9, 2015

No matter the time of year, it’s never a bad time to set new goals and work toward a better you. Two of the areas that most of us like to improve are finances and health. If you are considering setting goals to help you improve your health, though, it might make sense to start with […]

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Five Reasons to NOT Pay off Your Mortgage

by Kevin Mercadante November 30, 2015

The conventional wisdom is that you should pay off your mortgage as soon as you are able. In most cases, that makes abundant sense. But not everyone’s situation – or preference – is conventional. If that describes you, then here are five reasons to not pay off your mortgage. Staying Liquid One of the downsides of […]

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