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iGRAD – Managing Money

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    When setting up your budget, it's important to know the different components that go into one…more
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    Invest Quest
    Think you’re making your money work for you in the most efficient way? Test your investment IQ in this game to see if you have what it takes…more
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    Here's How to Keep Your Online Overspending Under Control
    Whether it’s Amazon prime or a sale at your favorite store, it’s easy to spend too much when all you have to do is enter a credit card number from your…more
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    5 Ways Students Can Build Their Credit
    You find yourself in the position of needing a credit card, but you just got denied. What should you do now? The good news is that there are five different things you can do when you don’t qualify for a credit card that will get you started on the path to excellent credit.…more
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    How is my Credit Score Calculated?
    Lenders look to your credit score as an indicator of the likelihood that you will pay back your loan. A lender will also use your credit score.…more
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    Credit Card Simulator 
    This credit card game is a great and fun tool to teach you how not to spend money on unnecessary expenses…more
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    Types of Purchases You Might Regret Later
    Remember that product you absolutely had to have when you were a kid? You would do anything…more
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    You CAN Save Money for Multiple Goals: How to Multitask Your Savings
    We all need to save for retirement but there are many other events to save for in the meantime, ranging from vacations to a child’s college education…more
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    5 Sneaky Ways You Can Spend Less Money
    Unfortunately, most of us, especially young people, cannot combat the urge to spend, so we end up with a zero or an insignificant amount in savings. In this article, we’re going to learn how to resist the urge to spend money by using mental tricks. No more impulse purchases and overspending!…more