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Is Your Significant Other Causing You to Break the Bank?

In most cases, the word "savings" and the word "dating" do not go hand-in-hand. Although you will certainly be responsible for spending more money on your significant other and yourself than you would on yourself alone, your significant other does not have to completely rob you of all of your financial freedom. Here are just a few of the top ways to tell if your significant other is breaking your bank.
 

The Millennial's Quandary: Rent, Buy, or Just Stay Home?

The intersection of the so-called American Dream and the Millennial Generation - those people born between 1990 and 2000, plus or minus a few years - is a very interesting phenomenon to look at and study. By all accounts, Millennials are the most politically active, technologically savvy, socially conscious generation since, well, ever maybe, yet they routinely fail to find purpose on the path of daily life. 

Are You Making These Stupid Shopping Mistakes?

Shopping isn’t always a bad thing. It can help you improve your credit, but many people aren't aware of the best ways to do this. There are a lot of insider tips that can make a big difference to your final bill and help you rack up a lot of points on your card. Unfortunately, many people make these simple shopping mistakes that end up costing a lot.

Is This the End of ATM Cards?

Despite the popularity of ATM cards to consumers, it seems that they will soon become extinct. There are actually two primary forces moving against the ATM card — one being customer convenience and security, and the other being cost efficiency for banks. 

Daylight Savings: Saving You Money and Time

With the days growing longer and warmer and the clock set forward an hour, many people are adjusting to the time change and getting ready for summer. However, what most people don't realize is that Daylight Savings Time can actually help bolster their financial and credit health and save them money as well. Here are ten ways Daylight Savings Time can help a money-savvy person save money and use time more efficiently!
 
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Top Things to Know About Your Taxes

The 2015 tax season brings about a variety of changes for every consumer. From the new healthcare law and required payments for penalties to adjusted calculations for different tax brackets, you might be surprised at how much of a refund you get or how much you have to pay. 
 

Should You Tap Social Security Benefits Early?

Social Security (SS) benefits belong to the workers who paid into the system. The United States government has given the citizens the ability to choose when they retire. Should you tap your Social Security benefits early?
 
In many ways, it seems like everyone would want to tap their government benefits as early as possible. So why don't they? Choosing when to retire is a very complex decision.
 

How Expensive is Your City?

Many individuals today are struggling with high expenses and may be having trouble making ends meet. For some, it is a regular battle each month to find funds available to pay all of the bills that pile up in a mailbox. Others may be falling farther behind each month because their spending exceeds their take-home income. If you can relate to these financial challenges, it may have crossed your mind that your city may simply be too expensive for you to live in. 

They Know What You’ve Been Buying: How Insurance Gets Your Spending Data

As news reports started coming out last year that insurers and healthcare providers were tracking and analyzing individual's spending data, a lot of people were immensely shocked. This personal data is accumulated from various sources, oftentimes without prior knowledge or permission. Knowing that our personal spending behaviors are used to assess health concerns, risks, and more seems invasive and intrusive in our freedom and rights to privacy. The truth is that some privacy laws will protect us, but our information is out there.
 

Financial Advice in the Dating World: Who Pays?

Throughout human history, men have provided for the women. This trend is evident in all records of ancient hunting-gathering societies, so it is not likely to be circumvented any time soon. In evolutionary terms, the top indicator of being an alpha male has always been an ability to support and shelter women. And in more recent times, men have earned higher wages so as to “provide” for the family. In general, this is why men are expected to cover first date expenses.
 

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