Repaid.org Picks: 5 Best Credit Unions in Milwaukee

Repaid.org Picks:  5 Best Credit Unions in Milwaukee

Each of us wants to know that we are dealing with the best possible financial institution. One that is close to home, yet offers stability and all of the services we need. Since Milwaukee and the surrounding metropolitan area is home to a large number of financial institutions, finding that […]

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2015 Tax Scams You Should Know About

2015 Tax Scams You Should Know About

Well, here it is again…tax time. The government is looking to pick your pocket and you are looking to keep your pocket from being picked. While you keep a close eye on Johnny Fed, scammers are keeping a closer eye on you. They understand the combination of distrust and fear […]

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Repaid.org Picks: 5 Best Credit Unions in Raleigh

Repaid.org Picks:  5 Best Credit Unions in Raleigh

We have said many times that we prefer credit unions to large, national banks. The reasons are many, but the biggest are that they are not-for-profit, offer more forgiving lending criteria, and lower interest rates on loans. Not all credit unions are created equal. Some are more financially stable than […]

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How to Spot and Avoid Potential Rental Scams

How to Spot and Avoid Potential Rental Scams

The following is a guest post by Jennifer Riner of Zillow: Many scam artists recognize lessees’ desperation in a competitive rental market – and they don’t hesitate to capitalize on such opportunities. Young professionals, for instance, fairly new to renting and constantly on-the-go might rejoice at listings with all online […]

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Can Credit Counseling Help with Payday Loans?

Can Credit Counseling Help with Payday Loans?

Credit counseling may help with payday loans. The question you should be asking is whether you need credit counseling to help with payday loans. Read on to find out exactly what we mean. How Credit Counseling Can Help Credit counseling is often a free service that will contact your creditors […]

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Americans Can’t Keep Up With The Cost Of Living

Americans Can’t Keep Up With The Cost Of Living

In general, Americans are optimistic about the current state of the U.S. economy. Their confidence is being fed by a dip in unemployment, a staggering drop in gas prices, and an uptick in growth in many sectors. Despite an overall confidence in the economy, most Americans are struggling to keep […]

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More than Half of US Families Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck

More than Half of US Families Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck

Although economic times are improving from those experienced during the recent Great Recession, many American families are still under a tight budget. In fact, The Pew Charitable Trusts showed that 55% of American households could not replace one month of their salary through liquid savings. Erin Currier, the director of […]

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Repaid.org Picks: 5 Best Credit Unions in Minneapolis

Repaid.org Picks:  5 Best Credit Unions in Minneapolis

Here at Repaid.org, we love us some credit unions. Often, they offer a higher return on investments and savings, while charging lower interest rates on loans when compared to large banks. Still, finding the right credit union can be a daunting task, especially in a large metro area. To help, […]

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Is DIY or Free Tax Preparation Right for You?

Is DIY or Free Tax Preparation Right for You?

It seems as if we just finished celebrating Christmas and New Year, and now it is time to start working on our 2014 tax forms. Since most of us cannot be sure we are getting the biggest return possible without help, we want the best tax preparer possible on our […]

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How to Destroy a Budget in 5 Ways

How to Destroy a Budget in 5 Ways

Have you ever wondered why the people you work with seem to have more money than you? You are on the same pay scale, yet they seem to be flush with cash and you are strapped every Friday, why is that? Assuming that they are not neck deep in payday […]

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