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‘Buy now, pay later’ plans come with costly catches
Buy now, pay later (BNPL) plans increasingly are being offered as a convenient credit alternative that enables purchases to be made in installments, typically four payments over six weeks. The so-called “fintech” (financial technology) companies offering these plans often advertise them as providing consumers interest-free payments with no impact to credit scores. 
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What Does it Mean to Save Effectively?
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What Does it Mean to Save Effectively?
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Focusing on financial health
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Focusing on financial health
When was the last time you looked at your bank account balance? According to a recent study, over 60 percent of Americans check their balance at least once week. This is a habit, if practiced the right way, can you put on the path to achieving your financial goals.
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Despite difficult year, consumers are financially optimistic
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Despite difficult year, consumers are financially optimistic
Nearly half of U.S. consumers think that their finances will be better off in the next year, as nearly a third saw improvements in their spending habits and savings, according to a new survey from Chase.
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Know the factors that influence your credit score
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Know the factors that influence your credit score
For many people, credit scores can be intimidating and confusing, involving complex numbers and difficult calculations. The thing is, they’re also important: credit scores can have a major impact on your finances—especially down the road, when you’re applying for a credit card, car loan, or mortgage.
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How to save enough to buy your first home
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How to save enough to buy your first home
For many people, the first step to buying a home is saving up for their down payment. It can feel like a difficult goal when you first start saving, even if you don’t plan on buying for years. But there are a few things you can do to help speed up the process. Here are a few tips to help you start saving for your new home.
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