Word on the Web: July 2014

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  Ah, June. Home of the summer solstice, last days of school and the beginning of summer fun. It was also a great month for summer savings tips and budget planning. We scoured our favorite personal finance blogs looking for the best blog posts of June. Here’s what we found.       10 Simple all natural bug and mosquito repellents Maybe the worst part of summer is those relentless, blood-sucking bugs. But bug repellents can get expensive, especially if you’re constantly restocking. Plus, putting all those chemicals on your skin is more than a little disconcerting. Luckily, Wisebread has you covered. Check out these 10 natural bug and mosquito repellents for a budget-friendly and pest-free summer. Payment showdown: Race to a $0 balance Managing your … [Read more...]

Word on the Web: March

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      Spring is well on its way which means it’s time to plan for summer fun. Here are our top blog picks from March that will help you budget and save for a joy-packed summer.     8 Best Mobile Coupon Apps to Save Money Shopping on Your Smartphone Drop the scissors and toss the coupons—there’s a better way to save. MoneyCrashers.com reviews the best coupon apps out there so you can take your extreme couponing into the digital age.     Save Money on a Great American Road Trip Hoping to do some travelling this summer? Instead of spending loads of cash on plane tickets, consider a road trip. Wisebread.com shows you how to get the most bang for your buck while touring the nation.     5 Tips to Save Energy (and … [Read more...]

Word on the Web: Best of February

Let's face it, financial habits make relationships complicated. Similarly, relationships make financial habits complicated. Before you find yourself in a financial feud, learn from people who have been there. In ode to the most romantic month of the year, this month’s Word on the Web is dedicated to relationships. Check out our favorite February blogs on love and money.   How Money Can Affect People and Change Their Behavior Studies suggest money can change behavior – and not always for the better. Money Crashers writer, Jaqueline Curtis, analyzes the social pitfalls of wealth and how to detect the warning signs of money-related addictions.   10 Financial Tips for Couples Marriage and long-term partnerships create a fuzzy line between mine, yours and ours—and … [Read more...]

Word on the Web: Week of 12/2

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Welcome back! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a successful Black Friday-Cyber Week Shopping Spree! Of course, we also hope whatever you may or may not have spent only has a positive impact on your score. Related to that, here are some great articles from the web.     Tom Quinn on DoughRoller’s Podcast http://www.doughroller.net/credit/interview-ficos-credit-expert-tom-quinn-podcast-episode-002/ Of course we’re going to give a shout out about our credit expert Tom Quinn giving a great interview on DoughRoller. This is definitely worth a listen to learn more about FICO® Scores and get some 3rd party information from Rob Berger. Listen Below!     ConsumerWatch: Is Your Credit Score A FICO? This holiday season you might be bombarded by … [Read more...]

Word on the Web: Week of 10-27

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Happy Halloween and November 1st! Costumes, candy, facial hair, and writing are the big topics being discussed. Did anyone see any fun FICO® Score related costumes this year? Around the office, the myFICO team had a great collection of unique costumes - mostly homemade!  Anyways, this week we’ll highlight some credit “tricks” and “treats” from around the web: Halloween Fright: Most Consumers Don't Know Their Credit Score http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1547301#ixzz2j8LQgD28 As we move into the holiday season, knowing your credit score is more important than ever. But don’t be frightened - this article highlights some important data from the new American Bankers Association (ABA) survey, and some credit do’s and don’ts from the ABA. 10 Things Consumers Don't Understand About Credit … [Read more...]

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