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What your paycheck means for your credit score

washingtonpost.com — Some people might assume that the more money someone makes, the higher the credit score can be. But a new study suggests that thinking may be flawed. The loan comparison website CreditCards.com looked at the average credit score for consumers in 25 major metro areas and found that cities with the highest median income did not necessarily have the highest average credit scores.

Three big mistakes Americans keep making with their money

stltoday.com — Americans are having a much better time managing their money than they did a few years ago, but it turns out some bad habits are hard to break. According to a new report, many people still struggle with key financial practices, such as saving for long-term goals or managing their debt loads, said Gerri Walsh, president of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, which issued the report.

Three big mistakes Americans keep making with their money

daily-journal.com — Americans are having a much better time managing their money than they did a few years ago, but it turns out some bad habits are hard to break. According to a new report, many people still struggle with key financial practices, such as saving for long-term goals or managing their debt loads, said Gerri Walsh, president of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, which issued the report.

Quiz: Test your financial IQ

washingtonpost.com — The latest progress report on how well Americans are handling their money is in. And as it turns out, many consumers are struggling to understand the basics. The report from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, which is done every three years, found that many people are making some of the same mistakes they were making at the end of the recession.

Three big mistakes Americans keep making with their money

adn.com — Nation/World Author: Jonnelle Marte, The Washington Post Updated: 8 minutes ago Published 1 hour ago Americans are having a much better time managing their money than they did a few years ago, but it turns out some bad habits are hard to break.

Three big mistakes Americans keep making with their money

washingtonpost.com — Americans are having a much better time managing their money than they did a few years ago, but it turns out some bad habits are hard to break. According to a new report, many people still struggle with key financial practices, such as saving for long-term goals or managing their debt loads, said Gerri Walsh, president of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, which issued the report.

Dow follows S&P 500 to record high (+video)

heralddemocrat.com — U.S. stock markets climbed to new record highs on Tuesday, capping off three days of gains and sending the tech-heavy Nasdaq index into positive territory for the year. The daily gain was modest, with major indices rising by less than 1 percent, but the move was enough to push the markets above their previous records.

Dow follows S&P 500 to record high

washingtonpost.com — U.S. stock markets climbed to new record highs on Tuesday, capping off three days of gains and sending the tech-heavy Nasdaq index into positive territory for the year. The daily gain was modest, with major indices rising by less than 1 percent, but the move was enough to push the markets above their previous records.

How hard is it to remove a collections bill from your credit report?

washingtonpost.com — "My daughter was divorced last year. Her ex-husband was supposed to remove her from the cellphone account after the divorce, but we just discovered on her credit report that he did not remove her and has let the account go into collections. Is there any way to have that collection removed from her credit report?"

How millionaires under 40 manage their money

swtimes.com — Alas, there are some people who are lucky enough to be both young and rich. And a report released last month by Capgemini Consulting showed some interesting trends in the strategies young millionaires use to manage their money. In many ways, millionaires under 40 are even more conservative than their boomer counterparts.
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Jul 21, 2016

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Jul 21, 2016

The unique — often hidden — perks offered by your credit card  http://wapo.st/29PQd9J 

Jul 20, 2016

@MarcCarig correction: Chitown in the summer is perfect.

Jul 20, 2016

@zmcdade Ha I haven't crunched the numbers that way yet. I think it's low but readers did better than I expected overall.

Jul 20, 2016

Our average reader answered 4 out of 6 questions correctly. How will you do? Quiz: Test your financial IQ:  http://wpo.st/c6Tn1 

Jul 20, 2016

A quarter of Americans worry about running out of money in retirement  http://wpo.st/9zSn1 


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