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Building money management skills
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Building money management skills
A question-and-answer session with Phil Mustone, Financial Education Manager at Cambridge Savings Bank.
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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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It’s time to address our kids’ financial literacy
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It’s time to address our kids’ financial literacy
We have to become more financially literate. Seriously, not to be dramatic, but our financial future as well as Uncle Sam’s position in the international economic pecking order really do depend on it.
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Money Talk Tip: Take control  of your personal information
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Money Talk Tip: Take control of your personal information
Understanding and managing your personal information is essential to achieving your life goals such as owning a home, financing an education, getting your next job or simply having the convenience of credit cards for everyday purchases.
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Opinion
Don’t let predatory tax loans take your refunds
Across the country, advertising — particularly on urban radio — tempts listeners with easy ways to get a loan against anticipated tax refunds. But just like other predatory lending products, what is advertised is not quite what consumers receive. Convenient tax-related loans almost always come with a price that takes a big bite out of consumers’ money.
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