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How to Avoid High Interest Rates on Credit Cards

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For loans and credit cards, avoid or limit interest charges. While it may sound like a bargain to pay the minimum due on your credit card so you have more money to spend on other t ...

Monetary Policy vs Fiscal Policy — What’s the Difference?

Armchair economists and expert policymakers alike often mix up the ideas of monetary policy and fiscal policy, two very different elements that both heavily inf...

Economics vs. Finance

Economics and finance are two separate disciplines that are closely intertwined and can both influence each other. This article will help with understanding the...

Mutual Funds v. 401(k) for Retirement

This article explains the differences between mutual funds and 401ks and how to determine what the best choice for your retirement plan is. Read the rest of Mut...

Ruminations on Term Insurance as an Investment

If you are relatively young and healthy and need life insurance coverage, and can afford to save in an illiquid vehicle, these products are certainly worth inve...

Introduction to Taxes and Basic Information

It pays to be aware of some basic information about taxes instead of leaving everything to professionals. Learn basic tips to minimize how much you are paying....

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