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How to Get an Apartment with Bad Credit

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Everyone knows you can’t get an apartment without first going through a credit check. If you are apprehensive about starting your apartment search because you have bad credit or no credit, don’t stress! With over one-third of Americans having a credit score less than 600, you are not alone. There are ways to still get that apartment you want with bad credit by using our tips below!

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How to Get Out from Under a Payday Loan

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A payday loan is money given by a loan store for those who need money until their next paycheck. The balance is generally due on your next payday and includes a high-interest rate. You can get an online loan or visit an actual storefront. Because the due date for the payday loan is so soon after you get the money you need, it is easy to fall into a debt spiral. Loan stores actually count on you to renew or extend your loans. In fact, 80% of all payday loans are taken out two weeks after the last one was paid in full.  Use our tips below to get out from under your payday loan. 

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Sneaky Expenses: Top 6 Budget-Breakers

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Do you feel like you are living paycheck to paycheck? Do you create a budget only for it to be busted by the end of the month? It could be you are spending money on things you aren’t even aware of. See below for CreditBox’s list of sneaky expenses that could be being taken out of your bank account right under your nose! Once you are aware, you can start to save money.  

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How to Spend Your Tax Refund Responsibly

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Getting your tax refund is exciting, especially if you’ve waited a long time to receive it – and you probably already have something in mind that you’d like to buy with it. However, this year, instead of spending your entire tax refund all at once on a pair of new shoes, headphones, or a new computer, consider spending it responsibly. Using your tax refund towards debt or long term goals might be hard right now, but your future self will thank you.

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Tax Prep: Start Your Tax Return Now and Save

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As of January 26, 2018, you can file your paper or electronic tax return with the IRS. The deadline isn’t until April 17, 2018, but there are many benefits to filing your tax return early, including the possibility of receiving a larger tax refund. Not convinced? Check out this list of benefits of filing early.

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So You Overspent This Holiday Season

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We’ve all done it; We’ve all gotten caught up in the excitement and magic of the holiday season and gone way over budget purchasing holiday gifts, attending holiday parties, or traveling to visit family and friends during October, November, and December. Even if you tried to be careful about spending, you may have found yourself with a mountain of holiday debt that completely broke your budget for the year. This January, you can start new and recover from your holiday overspending using the simple tips in this article.

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Happy New Year: 5 Money Saving Goals for 2018

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Happy New Year! You’ve set your New Year’s resolutions for your fitness and your career, why not make some New Year’s savings goals for the next 365 days? In this article, we’ve got 5 practical money saving goals for 2018.

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5 Must-Read Online Financial News Sources

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Staying on top of financial news may not seem like the most exciting way to spend your time, but it’s a good way to learn about finance and make sure you’re making the right financial moves for you. Reading financial news will help you become more rounded and spend smarter, especially if you read a variety of content about everything from investing to personal finance. In the article below, we’ve got 5 financial news sources that you should read every day to understand the world of money around you.

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10 Legit Ways to Earn Extra Money on the Side

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Are you having trouble making ends meet? Are you saving up for a vacation or a shopping trip? Either way, a little extra cash is nice to have, and in today’s economy, it’s easy to pick up side jobs here and there to make a little extra money. 

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9 Habits to Learn from Self-Made Millionaires

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Self-made millionaires were once regular people with regular incomes, just like you and me. They achieve success and wealth through constant dedication and hard work. We can’t guarantee the tips in this article will make you a millionaire, but they’re healthy and productive habits that can improve your way of life.

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