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4 Myths About Your Credit Score and Credit Report

Having good or bad credit affects how you can spend money and what you can buy. Building your credit up opens a lot of doors like having the ability to buy a house or car or open a credit card. However, there’s a lot of confusion about which things truly affect your credit positively and negatively. Below, there are four credit myths that are commonly perceived to be true.

Your Guide to the August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a very exciting cosmic event can be viewed across the United States. A total solar eclipse will cross the U.S.A. from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. In a total solar eclipse, the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, blocking the sun and its corona, or atmosphere, completely from the Earth’s view. If you’re in the path of the total eclipse, or the Path of Totality, you’ll get to see it in its entirety. However, if you’re not directly in the path, the areas surrounding will still see a partial view of the eclipse. If you’re viewing the eclipse, make sure you wear proper eye protection and take care while traveling. Check out our guide for where to view the eclipse and how to safely view it!

Summer Travel Series: Nevada on a Budget

Nevada, known as “The Silver State,” “The Sagebrush State,” and the “Battle Born State,” entered into statehood on October 31, 1864 as the 36th state to join the Union. People tend to associate Nevada with Las Vegas, but there are many other interesting cities and attractions in the state. Whether you’re visiting to gamble a bit, see the city sights, or explore Nevada’s vast array of outdoor attractions, you can take a fun-filled vacation without breaking your budget. Check out the complete guide to Nevada budget travel below to fill your trip with free or next to free fun.

Back to School: Buying Textbooks on a Budget

College tuition and housing are expensive on their own, but going back to school has lots of costs that aren’t always apparent up front. Thinking and planning for these hidden expenses beforehand will help you stay on track with your budget and graduate with less student debt. One of the hidden expenses of going back to school is buying textbooks. Textbooks are much more expensive than regular books, and if each of your classes requires multiple books, the cost can add up before you know it. In this article, we have four tips on saving money on textbooks.