Finance

The Truth About Credit Scores — The Post You Asked For

Here’s the truth about credit scores, how they work, and why they don’t seem to actually reflect your level of financial capability. Since writing about the way I accidentally destroyed my credit, I’ve had a lot of questions about credit scores and how they work. Let’s take a look at the truth about credit scores …

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Tell Me — What’s the Hourly Wage at Which Someone Deserves Nice Things?

We talk a lot about what’s “smart” for people to spend money on. We also tend to believe that you only deserve nice things after you’ve “earned” them. So, what’s that threshold? What’s the magical level at which someone deserves nice things? A few weeks ago, when I showed up for my volunteer shift at …

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Teen Money Lessons: Could a Course Help Your Kids Learn Money?

We’re always talking about financial literacy. And how we need more teen money lessons. So, how do our teens learn about money? If you’ve got kids, you probably want them to make good decisions — especially when it comes to money. But how do we teach teen money lessons? Well, I’ve been known to drag …

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