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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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Recent Blogs

How Much Should You Save for Retirement?

Anyone that has begun to consider their options for retirement has no doubt asked themselves when they can retire and how much they will need to save up. These are two tricky questions for a variety of reasons, including the fact that the future is always unpredictable. Any number of twists can take place ranging from a dramatic shift in the economy to a serious illness, but this does not mean planning is not essential.

How Will You Manage Your Money in the Future?

It doesn't take a financial analyst to see that the checkbook is virtually useless anymore. In fact, card readers are also on their way out. Consumers are not to worry if they're still afraid of using ATM machines or being charged outrageous fees associated with transferring money. It's forecasted that by 2020, these problems will be a thing of the past and the way people use and handle money will be vastly different. Some of the forecasted changes are already under way.

Do You Have an Emergency Fund?

The emergency fund is a crucial part of anyone’s financial portfolio. It exists to cushion you from a heavy financial blow from something like a hospital bill. Because of this weight, many of us want to take a large sum and invest it into something that will produce more returns than a regular savings account. However, doing so could greatly endanger your emergency savings. After all, the greater the yield, the higher the risk involved.

How to Save Money this Winter

As winter begins its inevitable descent onto the country, many homeowners brace themselves for the annual spike in utility costs. Some homeowners, however, don’t take the cold weather onslaught lying down beneath a pile of comforters. Rather than shiver through the cold or accept higher bills, they take action to save money. They use some tried and true winterization techniques on their homes to keep the cold out and the utility costs down.

What Are the Best Things to Buy this November?

Each month has its holidays and shopping opportunities. An important aspect of November is the number of important consumer goods offered at the lowest possible price points. This happens throughout the month, but especially around Black Friday. It's important to carefully budget holiday spending to take advantage of all the deals offered in November. This is a time when some of the best online coupons of the year will be made available. Here are some of the top things you can get this November.