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Mike Pumphrey - February 19, 2024

How to get your credit report from TransUnion

The credit agency, TransUnion, seems to have the least interesting credit reports, but getting yours from there is just as important. …

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Mike Pumphrey - February 12, 2024

How to get your credit report from Experian

I get my credit report from Experian, and learn the truth behind those free credit score commercials. …

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Mike Pumphrey - February 5, 2024

How to get your credit report from Equifax

I got my credit report from Equifax and show how easy it is to view your financial history and fix any errors if necessary. …

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Mike Pumphrey - January 29, 2024

Simple financial moves: Cancel Amazon Prime

Cancelling Amazon Prime is one simple way of taking back control of your finances from a company that entices you to spend without thinking. …

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Mike Pumphrey - January 22, 2024

Better financial habits are easier when you stop using credit cards

The simple act of not using credit cards will naturally lead you into all sorts of other better financial habits too. …

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Mike Pumphrey - January 15, 2024

Is socially responsible investing worthwhile?

You may wish to invest your money in line with your values, but what are the costs to socially responsible investing? …

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Mike Pumphrey - January 8, 2024

Do childfree people build wealth differently?

Having children affects so many of your life's financial decisions, but what changes for you if you are childfree? …

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Mike Pumphrey - January 1, 2024

Buy later, pay now: How mindfulness can make you wealthy

If you can savor the process of acquiring things, you can become wealthy, but if you want everything now, you’ll never have enough. The longer I go, the more I start to believe that practicing intention and mindfulness is truly …

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Mike Pumphrey - December 25, 2023

2023 in review: Best posts of the year

I look back at the highlights of the year including the top-ranked posts of 2023 as well as the ones I'm most proud of. …

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Mike Pumphrey - December 18, 2023

It’s time to cancel your subscriptions

With subscriptions, you are paying for things you're not using, and giving companies free money each month. It's time to put a stop that. …

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