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The Best Budget BBQ Party Ideas

The days are getting longer, the temperatures are rising and the kids are days away from the end of the school year — that’s right — BBQ season is here! The tradition of BBQ parties is a summer staple for a reason — everyone loves an opportunity to get together with friends […]

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The Hidden and Upfront Costs of RV Ownership

The beautiful summer months can inspire families to get outside and explore their local woods and campgrounds. Summer can even inspire some to buy an RV of their own. Although your family may get a lot of enjoyment from a camper or motorhome, it’s not a purchase that should be […]

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Will Student Loans Hurt Your Ability to Buy a Home?

A house, 2.5 kids and a white picket fence: It’s the classic American dream. But with the cost of a four-year degree rivaling (if not surpassing) the cost of a modest home, some fear that young America’s ability to attain those decades-old aspirations could be threatened.

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13 Tips for the Perfect Phone Interview

Job interviews can be an intimidating experience. When the interview takes place over the phone, it can be even trickier. Awkward silences seem to be magnified, and you can’t rely on the interviewer’s body language to judge the atmosphere. How can you ace that interview when you have no visual […]

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Comparing the Great Recession of 2008 with the Great Depression

We all felt it. In fact, many of us are all still feeling the effects of it even now almost a decade later. The impact of what is now called the Great Recession of 2008 still reverberates today. Home values fell off a cliff, waves of foreclosures hit the market and the unemployment rate topped 10 percent for the first time in nearly 25 years. 2008 initiated a very bad period for the U.S. economy. How bad was it?

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Are Your Loan Payments Tax Deductible?

Credit, used responsibly, is a good thing. It helps prime the economic pump by helping consumers buy things now and pay them off over time. When that is done successfully, it also has a positive effect on your credit score, which can benefit many aspects of your life. Certain types […]

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