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Why Take a Personal Finance Class in College?

You’re in college, and you’ve got a lot going on. Why take a personal finance class in college and add one more thing to your already very full plate? Because solid foundations in personal finance early on lead to a lifetime of financial freedom. We’re going to dive into what personal finance is, what they

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Lift Credit’s Top Recommended Personal Finance Podcasts

Whether you are into true crime, daily news, or human resources, there is a podcast out there for you. Podcasts have been growing in popularity over the past few years, so anyone can find a podcast that interests them. Podcasts can be an excellent knowledge source, but keep in mind that anyone can make a

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What Is the Highest Credit Score Possible And How Do I Get It?

When a credit score can make or break you, it’s easy to wonder, “What is the highest credit score possible?” The Fair Isaac Corporation (creator of FICO credit scores) uses two types of credit-scoring models: base scores and industry-specific scores. The base scores range from 300 to 850, and the industry-specific scores range from 250

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Why People Are Asking If a 401k Is Even Worth It Anymore

It’s been projected for years that the Social Security trust funds will run out by 2034. In its 2019 annual report, the Social Security Administration’s Board of Trustees pushed that projection back a year. This means that by 2035 there won’t be funds to draw on to make up the difference between what workers pay

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Best Financial Goals on How to Pay Off Debt

Financial Freedom When you were a teenager, you probably looked at adults and saw freedom. They had money, they had their own car, they could do whatever they wanted! Now you’re an adult and you see a more real picture of what’s going on. Adult life can stress you out, especially when it comes to

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Ideas to Make Money Fast that Actually Work

It doesn’t matter who you are; a little extra cash would be pretty nice. You’re planning a shopping trip with friends this weekend, rent is due, there’s a nice new restaurant in town that you’re dying to try, you want to treat yourself for acing your economics exam. All of these are fine reasons to

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Popular Credit Cards That Fit Your Needs

There are a lot of credit cards out there, but there aren’t as many options for those having a tough time financially. Here are a few cards that will fit your needs and help you build your creditworthiness, and a few tips on how to use them. Best Credit Card for Fair Credit or Limited

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Personal Finance Software: Mint vs. Quicken

The first step to financial freedom is taking control of your money. It’s possible to do that with spreadsheets, but there are a lot of downsides. Spreadsheets are easy to mess up, hard to work with, and not secure. Fortunately, there are other options. Personal finance software allows you to keep track of your finances

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