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Quotable: Paula Nelson

“A credit card is a money tool, not a supplement to money.  The failure to make this distinction has supplemented many a poor soul right…


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23 August 2010 Military Report

From the Military.com Military Report, update financial news for the military, veterans and their families: AAFES Fixes Credit Card Billing Errors – A processing error…


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Foreign Transaction Fees

If you spend any amount of time outside the United States, you might find that using your credit card is handy.  In addition to the…


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Paying The Minimum Doesn’t Work

I found this great article and graphic at Cracked.com.  The title is Why You Will Never Pay Off Your Credit Card and it follows an…


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Is Debt Settlement a Good Idea?

We’ve all heard the advertisements:  “Pay pennies on the dollar!”  “Get out of debt fast!”  “You’d be crazy not to do this!”  I have always…


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Alert: Credit Cards Abroad

There's always a new concern when it comes to using your credit cards overseas.  Now there is another thing to worry about – the rest…


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Car Rental Tips from USAA

June Walbert of USAA offers advice on saving money and having the right insurance when you rent a car.


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One Small Step to Improve Your Finances

One place where I occasionally make a mistake with my finances is paying the credit card bills.  We have two cards that we use regularly,…



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A Financial Back-Up Plan

Most days, I am pretty financially aware:  I know how much money is in my bank accounts, I know if there is anything on our…


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Is This Balance Transfer A Good Deal?

I recently received an email with an enticing offer:  2.99% balance transfer for the life of the balance.  I usually dismiss these sort of offers…


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Ten Ways to Shop Safely Online

Shopping online can be convenient and help you find great prices on exactly the item you're hoping to buy.  However, shopping online can also allow…



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How to Opt-Out

I no longer receive stacks of credit card offers each week because I've opted out of pre-approved offers.  I'm down to three companies that I'm…


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5 Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

If you overpaid taxes last year, you’re getting a refund sometime this spring. That chunk of cash can quickly disappear out of your bank account…


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Powers of Attorney

I have had the most interesting week.  With my husband deployed, I can't easily ask him to call the financial institutions if I have a…


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Reading the Fine Print

I recently received a flyer from Navy Federal Credit Union advertising a good balance transfer deal from a organization who I trust and with whom…



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Prioritizing, Again

Like many of you, I always struggle to prioritize my saving/spending/debt repayment.  My husband has recently deployed, and I spent today figuring out the best…