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Protect Yourself Against Credit Discrimination

Protect Yourself Against Credit Discrimination

By Jason Alderman : Have you ever been turned down for a credit card and wondered why? Or gotten approved for a car loan or mortgage but suddenly the interest rate and fees are much higher than in the initial quote? There are many legitimate reasons why people are denied credit – insufficient income or […]

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Time to focus on the ‘human’ in Human Rights

Until we come to terms with our own discriminatory practices, we remain utterly unfit to articulate and protect rights abroad. If all humans are, in fact, equal, we need to begin acting like it.

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Your Financial Life After Graduation

To the millions of college and high school seniors who recently graduated (and to their parents, who weathered the ups and downs of reaching that summit): congratulations on a job well done. After the celebration dies down, you’ll no doubt be eager to embark on life’s next chapter, whether it’s finding a job, preparing for college or enrolling in military or community service.

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Trim Your Wedding Costs

Trim Your Wedding Costs

Weddings have always been big business, but I was shocked to see how expensive they’ve become in the 17 years since my wife and I got married. According to the annual Real Weddings Study, the average wedding in the U.S. now costs $28,427, and that doesn’t even count the honeymoon.

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Improving Women’s Financial Literacy, Worldwide

Women throughout the world face unique economic and financial literacy challenges. The key is for governments, financial institutions, educators and entrepreneurs to work together to devise financial tools and educational materials that can reach the female half of the world’s population – the younger, the better.

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How to Support Your Child Unique Learning Needs

In a one-on-one tutoring, a coaching relationship typically develops between tutor and student. Your child feels more comfortable asking questions and receiving corrections, he/she is not afraid to make mistake because no one will laugh at him/her.

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Women’s Body Language at Work

Women’s biggest risks are not simply their fashion choices; rather it’s their communication style. Soft, subtle and meant to connect with others, it has some nuances we must address

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Time For Social Media To Develop A Social Conscience

Social media of all kinds could step up too and stop counting its billions in earnings for a few minutes, and agree as an industry to require a warning to anyone posting or sharing any visual material along the lines of:

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Should you ‘Freeze’ Your Credit Reports?

A credit security freeze is where you instruct the three major credit bureaus to disallow new creditors from viewing your credit report and score. Because most businesses won’t lend without first checking your report, a freeze can deter identity thieves.

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Before You Rent, Do Your Homework

Housing is the biggest monthly expense for most people so if you miscalculate what rent is affordable, your budget will suffer from the get-go.

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