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4 Ways to Stop Student Loan Debt from Ruining Your Financial Life

Your college education impacts every corner of your financial life. And sometimes it can really put a damper on things. Freedom Debt Relief recently conducted a survey in partnership with Atomik Research to get a pulse on how student loans impact people’s lives. More than 1,500 U.S. adults were surveyed and many survey respondents said
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6 Tips to Get the Best Out of Black Friday

After feasting on Thanksgiving turkey and pumpkin pie, millions of shoppers hit the stores to take advantage of the year’s biggest and best deals for another year of Black Friday savings. Black Friday is arguably the busiest shopping day of the year. In fact, 61 percent of shoppers say they’ll participate in Black Friday this
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9 Easy Ways to Start Saving for Christmas

There is a chill in the air, silver bells, and—is that the smell of cinnamon? That’s right, Christmas is coming. And with the holidays around the corner, you might be tempted to go into financial stress mode. According to the National Retail Federation, holiday sales are expected to increase by 3.8-4.2% this year. The holidays
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15 Tips to Save Money on a Thanksgiving Feast

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, you don’t need to bust your budget to create a memorable family feast. A little planning can go a long way towards a satisfying Thanksgiving meal on a budget.  1. Create a Budget in Advance If you want to save money this Thanksgiving, start by setting a realistic budget.
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3 Convenient Alternatives to Credit Cards

When you’re working on getting out of debt, it’s often necessary to stop using credit cards so you can avoid taking on new debt while you work to pay down your existing debt. Thankfully, living without credit cards is easier than you might think. There are other convenient options for making everyday purchases, regardless of
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3 Ways to Cope with Financial Stress

Debt is a highly pervasive issue in our current culture. According to Northwestern Mutual’s 2019 Planning and Progress Study, US adults have an average of $29,800 in personal debt, exclusive of mortgages. While this has decreased from previous years, which should be good news, 15% of Americans believe they’ll be in debt for the rest
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