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  1. 3 Tips for Preparing Your Finances for Holiday Shopping

    3 Tips for Preparing Your Finances for Holiday Shopping

    Given that your holiday spending could very well end up being more than a mortgage payment, it’s important to get a handle on your finances well before you start swiping your way through holiday sales. With a little preparation and planning, you can ensure your finances make it through the holidays and into the new year.

  2. Should I Get a Holiday Loan

    Should I Get a Holiday Loan

    While it’s a festive and cheery time of the year, it’s also expensive. Many people don’t have the kind of money saved in their bank accounts, leaving them scrambling to pay for holiday expenses. If that’s the case for you, you might be considering using a credit card to finance your purchases. But there may be another option that’s a better choice: a holiday loan.

  3. SpecTECHular Holiday Shopping Program

    SpecTECHular Holiday Shopping Program

    Buy On Trust is an exclusive Buy Now, Pay Later program that allows approved consumers to make lease purchases through Best Buy. To get started, you enter basic information and are then considered for pre-approval. Once approved you can begin shopping on over 10,000 new brand name electronics. After you have finished up all your shopping you are given flexible leasing options to fit your budget, and you get all of this with an initial payment of just $50.

  4. 7 Places to Sell Used or Unused Stuff for Cash

    7 Places to Sell Used or Unused Stuff for Cash

    Whether you’re short on cash and need money to pay rent or just want to boost your savings, your home can be a great source of income. It's best to start comparing prices on a number of selling sites to ensure you get the best deal. Check out these top 7 places to sell your used or unused stuff online.

  5. How to Get Your First Credit Card

    How to Get Your First Credit Card

    Getting your first credit card is a huge adult milestone just like getting your first car or your first bank account. The problem is, it can be difficult to get approved for a credit card just because you want one.

  6. How to Establish (or Reestablish) Good Credit

    How to Establish (or Reestablish) Good Credit

    If you don't have a credit score or credit history, there are a variety of ways that you can build one. Some of these options may or may not be open to you depending on your age and income, but one or more of the options should be available to you. Additionally, so long as you're careful about it, there's no reason you shouldn't be able to use several of these methods to build a solid credit score.

  7. Should I Use a Personal Loan to Start My Business?

    Should I Use a Personal Loan to Start My Business?

    When you have a great idea for a business, the biggest roadblock to your success is money. Depending on how much you need to get started, a personal loan may be a good option to consider. But before you fully commit, take a look at this list of pros and cons to make sure it’s right for you.


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