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Should You Loan Money to a Friend?

When a friend comes to you for a loan, it’s easy to just say yes and begin reaching for your wallet. But a loan between friends can be dangerous—to the lender, the borrower and the friendship—which is why it should be considered carefully. Here are five questions you can ask …

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Determine What You Can Spend During the Holidays

We talk a lot about not overspending during the holidays—but that’s hard to control if you don’t really know what you can afford to spend in the first place. Here are five guidelines that can help you avoid moving into the overspending zone.   Your spending shouldn’t require use of …

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Does Your Entrepreneurial Venture or Side Gig Need Insurance?

This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week, so I want to take a moment to talk about something that most entrepreneurs just don’t know enough about: insurance. Between opportunities like becoming an Uber driver or starting your own web design business, there are lower barriers to entrepreneurship than there ever have …

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Six Benefits of Credit Unions

Last week we were pretty focused on National Estate Planning Awareness Week, but there was another financial holiday in the air—International Credit Union Day. We’re going to observe this little-known holiday a week late by talking about some of the many benefits of credit unions.   Member-owned: Credit unions aren’t …

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