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Money Scripts: Negotiate Your Internet, Cable & Phone Bills

Unhappy with your internet and cable providers? Join the club. Earlier this year, Consumer Reports surveyed more than 176,000 of its members and learned that telecom customers—paying a median of $186 per month for TV, internet and home phone…
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5 Cheap Activities Proven to Help You Avoid the Winter Blues

No matter where you live in the northern hemisphere, the onset of winter means shorter days and far away dreams of summer vacations. For those who live above the 40th parallel, ice storms and slow-to-melt springs can wear on even the most devout…
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SMART Strategies to Save Up for Something Big

Saving up for something big—or just working to pay down a debt—can feel like an overwhelming task, especially at the outset. As with most big goals, standing on the bottom of the proverbial mountain and looking up past the clouds is just…
Man looking at phone doing a financial cleanse
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Rid Yourself of Costly Toxins with a New Year’s Financial Cleanse

Ever tried a detox diet, fasting or a cleanse? Touted by celebrities and health gurus alike, reducing your dietary intake for a set amount of time is believed by some to bring big benefits that range from enhanced mental and spiritual clarity…
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America’s 17 Most In-Demand Jobs (and What They Pay)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects these 17 occupations will have the most new jobs in the next eight years. If you want to be in demand, consider one of these professions! There is no shortage of “help wanted” ads for these…
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Lifestyle Creep: When Your Wants Become Your Needs

Let’s daydream for a second: How would your life change over the next year if you suddenly had an additional $500 to spend each month? How about an extra $1,000? Would you upgrade your cellphone? Finally do those bathroom renovations and…
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Help Workers Save for Rainy Days, Not Just Golden Years

Originally published on Workforce on Dec. 10, 2018 by Dan Murray Many employees want help saving money, especially for unexpected emergencies, but few employers are offering help when it comes to rainy day savings. There is a savings crisis…
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The Unique Financial Circumstances of Unmarried Couples

Tips for Navigating This New Financial Terrain A lot has changed about marriage in America in the past few decades: millennials are marrying later in life, children are increasingly born to unwed parents and the rate of marriage itself is steadily…
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7 Things To Do Now To Avoid New Debt This Holiday Season

Originally Published on on Dec. 6, 2018 By Roshni Chowdhry, head of customer experience at SafetyNet Take Control of your Finances Easily before the New Year Last year, the average American who took on new debt during the holidays…
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Save Money to Get Free Money

Leverage Compound Interest & Invest Early Invest with Compound Interest Being paid interest means making money on your money. In other words, interest is free money! Compound interest is interest that is periodically added back into…
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Affordable Home Ownership Resources with Realtor Ann Rachein

As one of the top real estate agents in her area, Wisconsin realtor Ann Raschein volunteers her time in home ownership education. Serving on the board of both Habitat for Humanity of Dane County and the Homebuyers Roundtable of Dane County,…
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The Gift of Insurance: Financial Peace-of-Mind Wrapped in a Bow

If you’ve got loved ones out in the working world, consider forgoing the gift cards, fancy phones, and high-tech appliances this holiday season. Instead, give them something you won’t find in any store: financial peace-of-mind. SafetyNet®…
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The Pitfalls of Black Friday

Shop Smarter By Knowing the Tricks of the Trade It wasn’t so long ago that Black Friday took place on just one day and entirely within brick-and-mortar stores with local TV crews clamoring to cover the overnight spenders. It was, after all,…
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Think You Don’t Need Income Insurance? Think Again

SafetyNet® income insurance provides a lump-sum of cash—no matter what your credit score, savings status or income level is—if you lose your job unexpectedly or can't work due to illness or injury. Income insurance is a new type of insurance…