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Financial Freedom: 4 Strategies to Be Debt Free in 2017

Will this be the year you experience debt freedom?  If you have debt, you probably made a New Year’s Resolution this year to work hard to get your debt under control. Think how wonderful it will be.  No more calls from creditors. Debt comes in many shapes and sizes so whether your debt is from credit cards, student loans, or anything else, these 4 strategies will help you tackle your debt and get it controlled once and for all. The Debt Avalanche The best way to get out of debt, according to math, is a strategy known as the “debt…

5 Reasons Why 2016 Looks Good for the US Economy

2015 was a good year for the US economy, and it looks like this upward trend is likely to continue throughout 2016. The International Monetary Fund has reported a projected gross domestic product growth of 2.8 percent (up from 2.6 percent in 2015), leading statisticians to predict that America will continue to outperform other leading First World nations in the fiscal year to come. Here are five indicators that 2016 will be at least as good as 2015 from a financial perspective – and maybe even better. Interest Rates Are Up On December 16, 2015, the Federal Reserve raised its…

5 Signs You May Need to Switch Banks

According to a 2014 survey by banking and payments technology firm FIS, 77 percent of customers worldwide are unhappy with their bank’s overall performance. Safety and security appear to be primary concerns among those polled, followed by transparency issues when it comes to pricing and fees. If you’re less than enthused about how well your financial institution is working for you, you may want to pursue other options. Here are five signs it may be time to switch banks. Compromised Security If your bank isn’t covered by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), consider it a red flag. This organization…

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