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Fearless Financial Future 2019

Money transfer

Transferring money to loved ones safely

Over the past 14 years, I've used different forms of money transfer services to send and receive money. I've had both positive and challenging experiences, and every time, I have an internal discussion with myself, debating if this is the most cost-effective and safest way to send or receive money...
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Getting through tough financial times

Many people face tough economic times periodically, and some of the challenges they experience are due to unforeseen or unanticipated circumstances. As an educator who teaches personal finance, it is easy to discuss the merits or advantages of saving for the unexpected. In other words, it gives me...
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Eating Out Tips

I worked as a member of a wait/service staff (i.e., a tipped worker) for five different types of food service establishments during my undergraduate years. The tips I received helped pay for my student loan, maintaining my car, housing, and some of my other personal care needs. Even though I wasn't...
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Financial Wellness Live on Facebook!

Join us each month at 12:00 p. m. CST on University of Illinois Extension Facebook page. We have live conversations about different personal finance topics. Bring your questions!  Stay tuned for dates and announcements.
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I’m thinking of a Number between 300 to 850

I remember when I first started to learn about how to build and manage my credit in college. Many financial numbers were thrown around and were often confusing to a novice like me. People who do not work in finance or who have little motivation to pay attention to the importance of different...
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