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Do you have an emergency fund?

In weather and in life, rainy days are inevitable. From natural disasters and economic hardship to car repairs and medical bills, the unexpected happens, and it can be expensive. Insurance coverage, support networks and government aid are important safety nets, but they aren’t always enough. That’s why experts recommend having an emergency fund to prepare ...

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How to make your home a stress-free sanctuary

Your home should be one of the places where you are most relaxed. It should be a refuge from many of life’s stresses and a haven that provides comfort, privacy and amenities. How you arrange and maintain your living space, however, may determine whether your home relieves stress or contributes to it. Here are some ...

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Who to notify when you move

When moving to a new home, an important step is to provide your new address to everyone who needs it. However, remembering every person, company and institution that needs to know your address can be a challenge – especially when you’re in the middle of a move. While your exact list of necessary contacts may ...

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How long to keep your tax, financial and other documents

With the start of tax season, you’ll probably find yourself digging through paperwork in the months ahead. Depending on how many documents you have on hand and how well you organize them, this can be quite the task. To make your tax preparation easier, reduce the clutter in your home and keep your important information ...

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5 bad credit habits to break in 2019

Are your credit habits ready for a new year resolution? If you’re like many Americans, you may be able to improve your credit health and your finances by changing a few of your credit practices. Here are five bad credit behaviors that should be broken in 2019.

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