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7 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

(2) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 3:18 PM

By Paula Pant, WiserAdvisor contributor

Trying to buy or rent a home? Looking for your next car? Thinking of enrolling in graduate school?

A poor credit score can hurt your chances of success, whether you're looking for private student loans or shopping for your next set...

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Are You 18 to 35? Read This Before You Spend Another Dollar

(1) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 4:49 PM

By Paula Pant, WiserAdvisor contributor

Do you think that just because you're young, you don't need to worry about money? Guess again.

Whether you're a high school graduate, college student or you've recently entered the working world, getting a good handle on your finances is key to living a happy...

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Enjoying a Staycation? 15 Tips to Keep It Frugal and Fun

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 3:01 PM

By Paula Pant, WiserAdvisor contributor

Who says you need to go to a fancy resort to have a great vacation?

Staycations are as popular as ever, with many people opting to enjoy their time off at home and skip the hassle (and cost) of a traditional vacation. And staycations can...

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I've Graduated.. But Don't Have a Job. Now What?

(1) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 1:40 PM

By Paula Pant, WiserAdvisor contributor

Congratulations! After years of hard work, you've finally accepted your diploma, crossed that stage and entered the Real World.

And you have zero job prospects lined up.

The thought of finding a job out of college can be a scary one, especially with all...

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7 Creative Ways to Pay for College (Without Taking on More Loans!)

(2) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 2:46 PM

By Paula Pant, WiserAdvisor contributor

College isn't cheap. And if you're paying your own way, you know that fact better than anyone.

It isn't just the tuition; it's also all those other things that come along with being a college student: food, lodging, textbooks, the occasional midnight pizza when you've...

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How Should You Invest Your Tax Refund?

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 3:06 PM

By Paula Pant, WiserAdvisor contributor

Hooray, you've received a tax refund!

Another "hooray!" because you're financially savvy. You've decided to invest this money. Putting your dollars to work for you is always a smart decision, so congratulations on making this choice.

But now, what should you do?

If you're new...

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6 Big Mistakes Teens Make With Their Money

(4) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 2:11 PM

By Paula Pant, WiserAdvisor contributor

It's never too early to learn how to handle your money wisely.

If you're in high school and all you've got is an allowance, a part-time job and occasional birthday checks from Grandma, you're still ready to become money-savvy. The smarter you are...

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7 Financial Tips Every College Student Should Know

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 4:03 PM

By Paula Pant, WiserAdvisor contributor

College is an exciting time, but it's also an expensive time. With the average debt for graduating seniors hovering around $29,000 (according to CNN), every incoming freshman should be taking a crash course in College Finances 101.

So before you hit the books, study up...

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Last-Minute Tax Tips to Maximize Your Savings

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 2:08 PM

By Paula Pant

April 15 is fast-approaching, and if you're like many people, chances are your tax prep is somewhere on the spectrum between mild disarray to frantic, panicked scrambling. There's just something about doing our taxes that makes many of us revert to slacker college student mode,...

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How to Teach Your Children Basic Money Management Skills

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 3:33 PM

By Paula Pant

You want to give your kid the world. You want to make sure they have the tools and opportunities they need to live the happiest, most successful life. So you teach them everything they'll need to know, from how to tie their shoes to how to play...

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Spring Cleaning Your Finances: How to Clear the Cobwebs that Muck up Your Monthly Budget

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 3:01 PM

By Paula Pant

It's that time of year again! Temperatures are getting warmer (or trying to), days are longer, and you're starting to feel that urge to open up the windows and clean out the dust bunnies for a fresh new start.

But while you're vacuuming and sweeping and polishing,...

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Stop! Before You Buy a House, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 6:40 PM

By Paula Pant, WiserAdvisor contributor

A home can be a wise purchase, but don't get in over your head. Too many people jump into buying a house without giving it enough thought, simply because it seems like the next "thing to do" on their life checklist.

Unfortunately, many...

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Should I Buy or Rent My Home? Six Crucial Factors You Should Consider

(1) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 1:54 PM

By Paula Pant, WiserAdvisor contributor

How many times have you heard this phrase:

"I'm tired of throwing money away on rent." -- or -- "If you're renting, you're throwing money away."

Our society holds a pervasive myth that rent is "throwaway" money. But the truth, however, is much more...

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8 Ways to Save on Taxes in 2014

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 11:25 AM

By Paula Pant, WiserAdvisor contributor

Nobody enjoys paying more in taxes than they should. And most people understand that the best way to optimize their taxes is by learning as much as they can stomach about the tax code.

But there's just one problem: tax law changes constantly. Old provisions...

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Should You File Your Own Taxes? Or Should You Hire a CPA?

(1) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 11:53 AM

By Paula Pant, WiserAdvisor contributor

Lots of people honor traditions. Some people eat turkey on Thanksgiving. Some people bake an apple pie on Independence Day.

Me? I abide by a longstanding tradition, as well: I yank my hair out every April, when I attempt to file my own

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