Paying Emergency Medical Bills for Your Pet

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Last summer, my husband and I were hit with a large and unexpected expense that couldn’t have happened at a worse time. I had just quit my full-time job for self-employment and we were living on a pretty tight budget. So when our cat had a life-threatening accident we were unsure of how we would cover the expense. Since our cat is an important member of our family, we knew that we’d have...

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Seven Apps That Will Help You Take Control of Your Personal Finances

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These days there is an app for everything. There are apps to help you keep fit, there are apps that teach you how to read music, there are apps that teach you to drive; if you can think it, there is a good chance there is an app for it! Some of the best and most popular apps, however, show you how to save money, particularly when it comes to areas such as home loans, life insurance and running a car....

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Don’t Let Your Credit Cards Get Out Of Control

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Credit cards are incredibly useful – in fact, they are almost a necessity. Just try to buy anything online, book a hotel or buy airline tickets without one, and you’ll quickly realize just how much you depend on them. However, you need to think of a credit card as a way of managing your cash flow over the month, not as a source of credit. If you compare the interest rate on a typical credit card...

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How to Recover from a Holiday Shopping Binge

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When my husband and I were just married (and beyond broke), we only bought very small presents for each other and some presents for my mom that were within our budget.  However, when we got home for Christmas, my mom was beaming with pride as she showed us the many presents she had under the tree for us. Embarrassed by our small number of gifts for her, we went out shopping on Christmas Eve to give...

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