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Laura Adams
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Laura Adams is a personal finance expert, speaker, and author of the award-winning book, Money Girl’s Smart Moves to Grow Rich. She hosts the top-rated Money Girl podcast at QuickandDirtyTips.com and on iTunes. The show has been downloaded more than 36 million times.

Millions of people benefit from Laura’s financial advice. She makes learning about money easy so her listeners, readers, and students can build wealth and thrive in their life and work.

Laura has an M.B.A. from the University of Florida and is a Certified Personal Finance Counselor. To connect with Laura please visit SmartMovesToGrowRich.com.

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How to Manage Your Healthcare Costs in Retirement

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 10:37 PM

In retirement, you may encounter expanding healthcare needs or even experience a life-changing disability. When trying to cover these health costs, you may realize that health insurance and Medicare fall short when it comes to providing ongoing, long-term care. For instance, if you don't need the care of a doctor,...

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5 Expensive Mistakes Parents of a Teen Driver Should Avoid

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 2:34 PM

Having a teenage driver is a hair-raising experience that can keep parents awake at night. And, as if that wasn't enough, parents also get hit with an enormous spike in their auto insurance premium after adding junior to their policy.

According to the 2014 Annual Teen Driver Study...

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5 Surprising Reasons Why Car Insurance Rates Rise

(2) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 8:42 PM

If life were completely predictable or safe, the insurance industry probably wouldn't exist. But you never know what's around the corner, especially when you're actually driving a car. That's why a minimum amount of car insurance is required in every state.

I don't know about you, but there are many...

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7 Final Lies About Credit Scores That Can Cost You

(1) Comments | Posted March 29, 2012 | 10:18 AM

Since there are so many misconceptions about credit reports and credit scores, I broke the topic into three parts, each with seven lies (and this is the final post).

If you missed the two previous articles, click here for Lies #1-7 and click here for

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7 More Credit Score Lies That Cost You Money

(2) Comments | Posted March 28, 2012 | 6:04 PM

If you're not sure why credit scores matter -- especially if you've sworn off credit cards forever or have no desire to borrow a penny -- be sure to read Part One of this post where I cover Credit Score Lies #1-7.

Part One...

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7 Credit Score Lies That Cost You Money

(4) Comments | Posted March 7, 2012 | 7:51 PM

Most people don't give much thought to their credit... until they desperately need a good credit score to finance a dream home, a new car, or get a credit card. After the rejection letter, they start scrambling to find the "secret" to raising their credit score within 48 hours.

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