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A Guide to Debt Re-Aging

What does it mean when old debt appears with a newer date on your credit report? This guide covers how debt re-aging could be a good thing sometimes and how it might violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act other times.

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Bankruptcy: A Complete Guide

Bankruptcy seems daunting - so why do so many people choose to file each year? Our helpful guide sheds light on what bankruptcy is, how it works, and why someone might choose to pursue it.

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A Guide to Combining Your Finances with Your Partner’s

Every couple thinking about cohabitating or getting married needs to have a conversation about finances—and doing a complete survey of your finances together can be a huge deal. Much of the tension in this conversation comes down to how to draw the line between the couple as a solitary unit and the couple as two individuals. If you're considering consolidating your finances with a spouse or cohabitating partner, here are some useful strategies that could help you manage your finances together.

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A Guide to Everything You Want to Know About Credit

Whether you’re just beginning to learn the basics of personal finance or you’ve been managing your money for a while, chances are there's a lot you still have to learn about how credit works. If you’ve ever found yourself scratching your head about anything credit-related, this is the guide for you.

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How to Cope with Financial Stress

Taking care of your mental health is taking care of your financial health, and vice versa. We've gathered some actionable tips for breaking the seemingly never-ending cycle of financial difficulty and mental health issues.

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What Makes Debt Settlement Worth It?

Debt settlement is a big commitment toward pursuing a healthy financial future - so what are the results that make it worth the effort? We asked real JG Wentworth customers to share some of the major benefits of debt settlement.

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Selling Your Annuity for Retirement

Everyone cares about their retirement – it’s something people work and plan for their entire lives. And like other potential income sources – such as savings accounts, 401(k)s and Social Security payments, to name just a few – annuities can be an extremely important part of any retirement plan.

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Financial Goals for Every Decade of Your Life

Becoming financially stable doesn’t happen overnight; rather, it’s an intentional process that takes a lot of time and planning to get on track. Setting goals for yourself and sticking to them is a great way to set yourself up for financial well-being throughout your life, from the start of your career through retirement and beyond.

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4 Shocking Facts About Gen X's Finances

As they near retirement age, many Gen Xers are looking into their financial future and grappling with the potential of unfavorable outcomes in the face of economic and social instability. Here are four interesting facts about the typical Gen Xer that exemplify the unique financial circumstances Americans born between the mid-’60s and mid-’80s face.

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What Happens to Your Structured Settlement When You Die?

Planning for death can be a difficult conversation to breach, especially when it comes to personal finance. But if you have a structured settlement, it’s in your loved ones' best interest for you to start planning now. We've broken down some of the things you should think about when deciding what will happen to your structured settlement payments when you pass.

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Is Debt Relief Right for You?

If you’re overwhelmed by debt, you might be considering debt relief as a way back on track. We've broken down who qualifies for debt relief and some major factors to think about before jumping in.

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Using Structured Settlement Payments to Pay for Home Renovations

You spent a lot of time looking at places before you made the decision to buy your home. For you, it might’ve been the best choice, but that doesn’t mean that everything about the property is perfect. Chances are you had ideas on how you could improve your home from the first month you moved in, if not before.

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