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Alice Bryant is the Editor of Creditnet and a personal finance expert with over a decade of experience writing about credit cards, credit scores, debt repair, and more.

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6 Easy Money Hacks to Improve Your Finances

Looking for financial success but not sure where you should start? There are so many loopholes and hacks out there that you’ve probably never heard of - and may never will if you don’t do your research. Of course, we would never, ever suggest any type of illegal or morally unethical money tip. There are, though, plenty of tricks of the trade that are entirely within the lanes of the law. The following money hacks are useful, low-profile and, of course, legal.

It’s Time for the Talk: Discussing Finances with Your Partner

Financial difficulties are incredibly common among married and even non-married partners nowadays. While the idea of sitting down and discussing your financial problems with your partner may seem like a daunting task, not doing so could lead to even greater hardships. Having a sit-down talk with your partner will allow you both to figure out what is best for you financially, and what you can both do to recover from money problems.

Is Peer Pressure Making You Poor?

Keeping up with the Jones' now has some competition. It's keeping up with Charlie and Norm, your buddies from college. Could it be that many of your financial troubles stem from trying to keep up with the expensive tastes of your friends that go beyond your meager budget? Many of us are almost unable to decline our friends when we really shouldn't do x, y, or z, because it just isn't in the budget.

Should You Go to Credit Counseling?

Credit counseling has become a term that many people are familiar with, but they may not be sure of its meaning or the full implications of what can be accomplished when it’s utilized. Credit counseling often conjures up images of guidance to those who are under an excessive burden of debt, which can certainly be an accurate depiction. However, working with a credit counselor can also be beneficial for other reasons, such as helping consumers to improve their overall credit score, even if they’re not in a large amount of debt.

Is Tuition Reimbursement Becoming the Norm?

College. University. When people - particularly parents - hear these words mentioned, they usually imagine looming debts from paying off a child's tuition or the other expensive elements of attending any higher level educational institution. At most universities, the student or the parents are expected to chalk up 40 to 60 grand a year for their college experience. That's the equivalent of buying a sedan-class BMW every year! In the past few decades, the prices for college textbooks have jumped almost eightfold. This surpasses the regular yearly inflation rate by two magnitudes of ten.