Here’s what’s really buzzing on Miss Money Bee today. We’ll help you keep your hive buzzing along so you can reach your goals and take the sting out of life’s financial challenges.

Ending the Confusion to Achieve Homeownership

October 13, 2017

Do you still think that part of the American Dream is owning a home? Although 93 percent of adults believe that homeownership is still part of the American Dream, a survey finds lack of awareness about critical assistance programs is holding many would-be homebuyers back. Own a home? How can you turn your dreams of homeownership into reality? Read on.

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Most Americans Fail in Financial Well-Being

October 6, 2017

Are you passing or failing in the financial well-being department? You might think that self-grading would lead to positively skewed results, right? But most Americans who took part in a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) study say they're failing. Read on for the details of the interesting study and for tips on what you can do to improve your grade.

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Millennials Want Employee Perks to Go to the Dogs

September 29, 2017

Purina PetCare asked Millennial workers what they value most as an employee perk. Their response surprisingly or perhaps unsurprisingly, had nothing to do with cats or their bottom line, and much to do with their environment at work. But will having Fido at work really be a benefit or a distraction?

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Pinching Pennies: The Cost of Financial Stress in the Workplace

September 22, 2017

Stress! Who doesn't feel stressed from time to time. Regardless of the sources of stress in our lives, it creates rippling effects -- from illness like hypertension to decreased productivity at work. What does financial stress at work look like? Quill explains it in this infographic.

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Following the devastating flood of Hurricane Harvey, we explain how to help Houston flood victims

How To Help Houston After Harvey

August 31, 2017

Here’s what’s really buzzing on Miss Money Bee today. We’ll help you keep your hive buzzing along so you can reach your goals and take the sting out of life’s financial challenges.

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Do You Have More Credit Knowledge than These Millennials?

August 25, 2017

A study by LendEDU finds Millennials have some interesting, and might we add, wrong thoughts about how credit scores work. As the saying goes, knowledge is power, which in our world here in the beehive, translates to financial education is power. A power that could determine whether we fall into or stay out of debt. Read on.

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How Much Should You Tip in 2017?

August 18, 2017

Do you tip? How much should you tip? Who tips the most and why? Study finds both men and women tip. While women tip out of empathy, men has other motivations for doing so. Read on for the fascinating details.

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Payday Loans and Debt Consolidation

August 17, 2017

Payday Loans! Curse or blessing? Consolidated Credit weighs the pros and cons of payday loans and offers two consolidation options. Check out this Infographic to see how Americans use payday loans and for options on how to regain control.

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Ronnie Pays Off $50K in Credit Card Debt and Swears Off Credit Cards

August 4, 2017

It probably is safe to say that most of us enjoy the ease of swiping our credit cards. But, in as much as we enjoy the convenience, too much swiping can lead to serious debt. Ronnie can relate. Consolidated Credit's debt management program helped Ronnie pay off over $40,000 in credit card debt.

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You can have a sunny outlook if you start Christmas Budgeting in July

Christmas Budgeting in July

July 25, 2017

We’re not fans of throwing money away on made-up holidays, but we are fans of starting to budget for Christmas in July. We offer four key tips for how to spread costs out over your next 10-12 paycheck so you can avoid debt.

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Personal Perspectives on Financial Independence

June 30, 2017

Consolidated Credit asked 1,100 consumers what they thought about financial independence and the American Dream today. Check out what they said in this very telling infographic.

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Linda P. Discovers It's Not Hard To Live Without Credit Cards

June 23, 2017

For many, the thought of living without credit cards can bring on anxiety. Linda P. among them. Carrying $17,000 in credit debt, she knew something had to give in order to get on the right financial path. Consolidated Credit's debt management program helped her get out of debt and helped her realize that living without credit cards isn't as terrifying as she once thought.

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Millennials look in all the wrong places for home renovation

Attention Millennial Homeowners: You’re Probably Doing Home Renovation Projects Wrong

June 26, 2017

Here’s what’s really buzzing on Miss Money Bee today. We’ll help you keep your hive buzzing along so you can reach your goals and take the sting out of life’s financial challenges.

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Cool DIY Tips for a Hot Summer Wedding

June 9, 2017

It's wedding season and of course saving money is always in season. Destination wedding photographer Vincent of Pixan Photography shares 10 cool do-it-yourself tips to help you have a hot and budget friendly summer wedding. From winesicle treats to photobooth entertainment and parasols for shading.

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Why Retired Women Are More Prone To Financial Crisis

April 28, 2017

Retired women are more prone to financial crisis than men due to numerous factors. But retirement-income planner and author, Jeannette Bajalia, says these steps will help prepare women for a financially successful retirement.

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9 Ways to Add Income from Home

April 26, 2017

Jobs hard to come by or need money to cover gaps in your budget? Whether through unemployment or insufficient income Jessica Cooper, a finance copywriter, offers nine ways to add income from the comfort of your own home.

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Life & Debt: Not your typical self-help book, I swear

April 28, 2017

Debt Sucks and often getting out is no easy feat. But Leslie Tayne Attorney–Debt Therapist and author of a new book, “Life and Debt–a fresh approach to achieving financial wellness,” says learning to love your debt is the first step to getting rid of it. That's exactly what she did and is now sharing tips and strategies to help you (and me) on our journeys out of debt.

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10 Tax Deductions You May Be Overlooking

February 17, 2017

For many tax season couldn’t come soon enough to recoup some extra cash. Because of course every penny counts. But are you maximizing your tax refund? The folks at Wheels for Wishes say many people are leaving these 10 tax deductions on the table. Find out what they are and what you can do to make sure you're taking advantage of all the deductions available to you.

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Protect your refund from tax ID theft

My Social Security is the Right Tool for You

January 30, 2017

This week (Jan 30-Feb 3) is Tax Identity Theft Awareness week. To mark the occasion, we explain why you need to sign up for a “my Social Security” account in order to help prevent tax identity theft. This extra step could save you a big hassle and help protect your refund.

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An End of Life Checklist To Leave The Legacy You Want

January 24, 2017

Whether you’re rich or not, it is important that you put things in place to make sure your end of life and legacy are dignified. Financial advisor Jaime Cowper, offers a checklist and numerous tips to help you ensure the legacy you leave behind is what you would’ve wanted want.

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