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    Trade and Your Wallet

    During the last few years, international trade took center stage. Today, it is even more important to analysts, media pundits, investors, and other economic players. Above all else, issues related to the China tariffs list, the potential USMCA trade agreement, and Brexit have a direct impact on household budgets. To clarify, volatile trade relations translate to unstable food, energy, and…

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    Part Two: Inflation and Your Health Premiums

    Generally, the government takes care of a portion of your health insurance premiums. The amount is based on someone’s income bracket, which changes every year because of inflation. In a previous article, we discussed how this impacts the average monthly health insurance cost, even if a household’s income doesn’t go up or down. The change will effect the 2019 Medicare…

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    How to Catch Up When You’re Falling Behind on Your Bills

    We’ve all been there – too many bills to pay and not enough time. It feels as sudden as running into a brick wall. Unfortunately, the longer you take to pay back your bills, the more that will accumulate – and the deeper of a debt hole you’ll fall into. With careful planning, you can quickly catch up on all…

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    How to Budget When You Have a Fluctuating Income

    Having a fluctuating income means that you don’t have a steady base paycheck that you can expect every month. This might apply to you if you’re a freelancer or someone who works various jobs here and there. While you may have the freedom of working when and where you want, you’ll also need to be savvier when it comes to…

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