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Liz Weston: On Saving for Retirement, Debt and Managin...

We had a wonderful opportunity to talk with Liz Weston (@lizweston) about saving for retirement, debt, managing credit, and much more. Check out the full-interview: I know you went to the FinCon blogger conference last year, how was that? Liz Weston: Yeah, that was really a great event. There...

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Experian Shares the National Foundation For Credit Cou...

As of 2011, the Hispanic population comprised 16.7% of the United States population, the largest minority group following African-Americans. In addition, 20.3% of U.S. households speak a language other than English. Recognizing the need for expanded financial resources to the Hispanic community, Experian provided a generous grant to translate...

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Social Security Empowering Financial Planning...

Thanks to the new online tools and services found at SSA.gov, you no longer have to wait on the phone or in line at the Social Security Administration (SSA) to access your benefits. Today, vital financial information such as your recorded earnings; social security benefits (or expected benefits), and...

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Budgeting Tips: How to Reduce Your Fixed Expenses...

At the beginning of this year, I had several thousand dollars in credit card debt and I was ready to pay it off. But I knew that I needed to cut down on my spending in order to have enough money left over to start paying down my credit...

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5 Reasons to Check Your Credit Report...

When I speak to people about credit reports and credit scores one of the things I always do is ask the audience members to raise their hands if they’ve requested their free annual credit report. Sadly, on a good night only about half the people in the audience raise...

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24 Personal Finance Writers Share Their Favorite Money...

Do you love saving money? Do you ever use apps or online tools to help you cuts costs and stay on budget? In our continuing quest to promote financial literacy and help consumers live credit smart, we asked some of our favorite personal finance writers to share a favorite...

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5 Ways to Rebuild Your Credit Score...

In our busy lives, it is easy to miss paying a bill. However, your lenders won’t accept excuses for why they you didn’t pay them as you agreed to do. For example, your bankcard company cannot make excuses for being late in paying the merchants where you made your...

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Encouraging Signs of Recovery in Experian’s 2012 State...

Everyone seems to be keeping a closer eye on their finances these days and more people are becoming aware of how important it is to know what your credit report looks like. In the recently released Experian 2012 State of Credit report, we found that the national average credit...

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22 Frugal Tips from Your Favorite Personal Finance Wri...

Do you love saving money? And are you looking for even more ways to keep more money in the bank? Experian knows the importance of this in every person's financial health. So, as part of our overall commitment to financial literacy and in conjunction with our just released annual...

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