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Ben Mulling

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How the Fiscal Cliff Could Cut Your Paycheck By $4,000

(1) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 3:42 PM

Now that the elections are over, America's focus has shifted to the two most important and soon to be overused words: fiscal cliff. I have read hundreds of articles about this issue and most are overly technical and do not describe how it will impact the average American. So let...

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Four Steps to Educate Students About Personal Finance

(4) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 11:13 AM

As I was reading an article this week on student loan debt, I began to think about all of the debt my wife and I have incurred throughout our life together. I think about the credit card I got during my freshman year in college because it was supposedly "a...

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Who's Footing the Bill?

(3) Comments | Posted August 28, 2012 | 10:05 AM

According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the average student debt has risen over 55 percent since 2005. At that time, the average student loan balance was around $15,651 compared to $24,301 in 2012. Furthermore, the number of people borrowing funds to pay for college has...

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The Budgetless Family: Formulating a Financial Plan

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2012 | 5:09 PM

Have you ever gone on vacation for a week with your entire family? I am a husband and a father of three, and my family and I recently returned from our typical summer vacation. In preparation for our trip, we had to pack, buy groceries and travel supplies, arrange for...

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