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7 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

Written by Guest Blogger · 24 February 2011

This post is by Silicon Valley Blogger, who writes for The Digerati Life, a personal finance site that covers a wide range of topics in the areas of money management, finance and business.

From getting a mortgage to securing a good job, your credit score matters. You want to boost your credit score to qualify for low interest loans and topnotch jobs, so consider these tips to help you raise your credit score.

Savings Mistakes You’ll Make in Your 20’s – and How to Avoid Them

Written by Guest Blogger · 23 February 2011

By Dave Clarke

Dave Clarke is the Communications Strategist at Churnless, a company that helps entrepreneurs. He originally wrote this article for EndangeredSavers.com. Follow Dave on Twitter: @thedaveclarke.

Be Prepared: Have a Graduation Emergency Fund

Written by Guest Blogger · 21 February 2011

This article is by guest blogger Ashley Jacobs, the author of the College Cents column on Wise Bread. Wise Bread is a community of bloggers that aims to help you live large on a small budget.

Why Women Need to Save More for Retirement

Written by Guest Blogger · 16 January 2011

This month's guest author is Cindy Hounsell, President of WISER, the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement, a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve opportunities for women to secure retirement income.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 23, 2013

    Tip to #Save: Pay off Credit Cards as Soon as Possible. http://ow.ly/FJyDM via @Bankrate

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The Gift of Homeownership

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | August 5, 2015

Quaneka Willis, a single mother of three children, was receiving rental assistance through the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee when she decided to take control of her finances. So, in September of 2013 she attended the Make Your Money Talk program and pledged as a Wisconsin Saver. In less than 12 months, she had maximized her savings and was beginning the process of purchasing her first home.

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Taking Back Control Over Finances

Written by Virginia Saves | August 5, 2015

After becoming a Virginia Saver and getting help from BankOn classes and coaching, Nadine Bialo took back control over her financial affairs.

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Jump-Starting a Financial Makeover

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Nichelle Johnson, a single mom with two teenage children, knows what it’s like to stretch a dollar. When she moved back to Virginia Beach in 2008, she provided for her family with just a part-time library position.

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