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How To Save Money on Back to School Supplies

Take stock, wait till you've got your shopping list, and become a master deal seeker to stretch your school supplies budget as far as it can go!

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No Credit Card? Here Are 6 Ways You Can Still Fix Your Credit Score

Strategies include becoming an authorized user on someone else's account, getting a cosigner, paying down your outstanding debts and more!

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Millennials Love Using Uber, But Seniors are the Ones Driving

According to one survey, over half of Uber drivers are ages 61 and above. Turns out that driving for a rideshare app can be a great way for retirees to earn some extra income—and fill their spare time!

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What Exactly Is A “Bad” Credit Score?

There's no single definition as to what makes a "bad" credit score—but we can provide some handy signposts to help you decide whether your credit's in trouble.  

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How to Avoid Getting Insta-Scammed on Instagram

When cruising the gram for cute dog pics and great looks, make sure you watch out for stock photos or questionable giveaways—and never give out your personal info or location data.

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Rising Bankruptcy Rates Are Threatening America’s Seniors

A new study has found that bankruptcy rates for Americans 65 and older have grown fivefold since 1991—and indicates that a fraying social safety net is to blame.

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Can You Pay Off a Personal Loan With a Credit Card?

If you are considering this option, you need to do the math and make sure you're really saving money. Otherwise, you might just be shifting your debt from one place to another.

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How Bad Credit Can Affect Your Kids’ Future

We have some bad news: Your bad credit won't only affect your own future. It can also impact your kids. Now here's the good news: There are actions you can take today to help.

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It’s True: Bad Credit Can Mean Paying More for Car Insurance

Turns out your credit history is a pretty good indicator of how many claims you'll file.

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Can You Lease A Car With Bad Credit?

We don’t have to tell you that cars are important. And we don’t have to tell you that they’re expensive either. That’s why many people choose to lease a car instead of buying it outright. But what if your credit isn’t so hot? Can you still lease a car? And should you?

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Dating App Dangers: 7 Tips to Avoid Getting Scammed by a Fake Romance

These con artists will try and make you fall in love with them online, only to turn around and start asking for money—lots and lots of money.

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The OppLoans Summer Road Trip Sweepstakes

Share your best money-saving travel tip with us on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win $100 to put toward your next excursion!

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Do You Still Need to Manage Your Credit Score as a Senior?

Pretending like your credit score doesn't matter anymore could seriously tarnish your golden years.

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Should You Cosign That Loan? 5 Things To Consider

Cosigning a loan or lease can be a great way to help a friend or a close relative, but it can also put your finances in serious peril.

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6 Ways to Earn Extra Money After You’ve Retired

Just because you're no longer working a 9-5 doesn't mean you won't be working at all.

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