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Practical Money Matters

Visa’s Practical Money Matters column delivers expert personal finance tips to consumers of all ages in English and Spanish. The article series has been syndicated nationwide in 500 U.S. newspapers and a Huffington Post blog. Topics include saving, budgeting, credit & debt, life events, taxes, retirement, insurance and more.

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How to Find the Right Financial Advisor for You

If having a dedicated professional to help you manage your money sounds appealing, consider looking into a financial advisor – regardless of your income. There’s no substitute for financial education but an expert advisor can help you with your financial goals. There...

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10 Tips for Becoming a Knowledgeable Renter

On the hunt for a new apartment? A move can be an exciting opportunity to explore a new area or meet new people. However, competitive rental markets can make it difficult to find a desirable place on a budget. Keep these ten...

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Making Financial Literacy Fun

What important lessons will you teach your child this summer? Riding a bike? Sharing with others? How about teaching them important financial skills. Financial literacy may not immediately come to mind when parents think of essential skills for students, but what children...

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Choosing the Right Project for Your Home Renovation

Before the housing market collapse of 2007, all renovation projects – no matter how expensive – seemed like Today, home renovation is a whole new ballgame and why you should carefully research any potential fix-up project you're planning for your For...

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Five Essential Steps to Financial Independence

It's never a bad time to consider life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness but Independence Day offers us a special For me, those concepts also have a great deal to do with financial After all, the ability to take care...

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How to Research and Reduce Healthcare Costs

Whether you're planning a future procedure or navigating care after a sudden illness or accident, smart consumers have a plan in place to avoid hidden costs and billing errors common to our ever-changing healthcare You should The Affordable Care Act (ACA)...

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Teach Money Skills to Your Middle Schooler This Summer

According to a 2014 University of Michigan Study, the average high school senior – who may already be juggling a part-time job in addition to their schoolwork– knows little about saving or proper money management. In fact, they spend most of what...

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Should You Join the Gig Economy?

Today, our standard workday isn't so standard anymore and we're talking more about "gigs" – alternative work arrangements that often depend on the latest technology and a desire to set one's own schedule and However, the question is whether everyone plans...

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Getting Your Finances Ready for Adoption

The decision to start a family is a joyful However, parents considering adoption should consider advance planning for a range of financial issues unique to the process and the child they hope to bring into their to the Department of Health...

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Personal Finance Gifts for the New Graduate

College graduation season is upon How about a gift that will really mean something to a student in your life? The way I see it, the best graduation gift isn't just a check in an envelope – it's coming up with...

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Working Out on a Budget

It's true–good health really does save A Towers Watson survey noted that employee wellness programs saved employers an average of $100 in health care costs per So if you're going to get healthy, do it the smart way and make well-researched...

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Five Ways to Save on an Overseas Trip

My neighbors and I talked for weeks about their upcoming European vacation with their teenaged kids. We discussed every single place they planned to visit. But when I asked if they knew how much their European train and ground transportation, smartphone...

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