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Traveling This Summer? Watch Out For These Scams!


GenY_TravelScamsBy Will from Holland

If you're about to take a trip, beware! There are travel scams aplenty. If you don't think first, there's a good chance you'll be an unwitting victim. Here's an overview of a bunch of "popular" travel scams.

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Things You're Better Off Buying Second Hand


GenY_SecondHand_vs_NewBy Will From Holland

We all know the car example, right? Buy a brand new (regular) car off the dealership parking lot, and it loses about 20% of its value right away. how can that possibly be a good investment?

But young people these days spend most of their cash on smaller items like clothing, electronics and entertainment. Why not try buying those items used, too? It's cheaper, and the selection can be just as good.

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The Crowdfunding Phenomena


GenY_CrowdfundingBy Will from Holland

What is crowdfunding? And what does it have to do with you? Perhaps nothing, or perhaps just not yet, but we think it's important enough for you to know about. According to Oxford Dictionaries, crowdfunding is:

The practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.

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A Smart Head Start on College: Taking College Level Courses in High School


genY_smart_head_start_on_collegeBy Emily Driscoll

If college is on your radar in the next few years, now's the time to start thinking:

How can I increase my chances of graduating on time, if not earlier?

How can I reduce the amount of loans I'll have to replay after graduating?

How can I give myself a head start finding a job or career I love?

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Have You Taken The Gullibility Test?


GenY_GillibilityTestBy Will from Holland

"Easily duped or cheated" is one dictionary's definition of "gullible." I bet that is one phrase you don't want to be associated with, right?

Guess what? Data defining you as gullible may already be attached to you like glue. If it is, your gullibility definitely determines:

  • How much money you throw away every day.
  • The quality of your life.
  • The amount and type of advertisements you see on the web. (Lots of businesses love to reach out to people who are easily duped!)

So, are you gullible? Let's find out!

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Safely Navigating Credit Card Land


geny_morecardmayhamYou'll Need One Heck of a Navigation Device!
By Will from Holland

Do you like your money? If you do, "where" you get your credit card is one of the most important money decisions you will make in your life.  Here's a little navigation help.

All credit cards,  even the best of them, are designed to do one thing...encourage you to borrow money. Period. If you're like most of us, you'll "borrow" money using a credit card your whole life. At times, you'll use it wisely (you'll pay your card balance off in full each month). But most of the time, you'll use it to create an instant installment loan (you'll pay your balance off a little bit each month).

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