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Ten Keys for financial Success Spend Less Than You Earn. Keep a budget or spending plan and track your spending. Have a Plan. Get organized, write down your financial goals, track your expenses. Prepare for Expected Events. e. Retirement, Holidays, etc. Prepare for Unexpected Events. e. Emergencies, Job loss, etc. Always Know Your Interest Rates. . . .

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College isn’t all about classes, tests and degrees. While those things are important, the college experience is about growing and gaining new perspectives. A great way to start this path is to make yourself at home. Many incoming freshman live is dorms, and some stay there until graduation. It is important to make a space . . .

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Grocery stores and food brands understand how the average person likes to shop. Besides manufacturer placement and easy prepackaged foods, grocery aisles are full of psychological traps and seemingly good deals.  Although this can make for a pleasant customer experience, the effects on a shopper’s wallet can be less than frugal. If your goal is . . .

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Maintaining the value of your vehicle is important for several reasons. Whether you want to sell it, trade it, or use your vehicle title for a loan or pawn, it is important to consider the factors that determine your vehicle’s worth. These factors include condition, age, and total mileage. While some of these factors are . . .

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Emergencies happen daily, and it is important to be prepared for life’s unexpected events. Now that you’ve learned different ways to stop living from paycheck-to-paycheck, it’s time to learn about how you can plan ahead for financial emergencies. Remember, an emergency fund is not for extras or wants. It is just there for when you . . .

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Hooray! Payday has arrived. Time to get that new gadget you’ve had your eye on and maybe go out for a nice meal. But wait- first things first. You have to pay your rent/mortgage. Oh, looks like utility bills are due too. You also have some monthly subscriptions that auto-draft next week. Still have room . . .

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  • * Maximum loan amount in Illinois is $4,000. Maximum loan amount in Mississippi is $2,500. Maximum loan amount in Tennessee is $6,500, assuming customer qualifies and accepts both the Pledge and Line of Credit. Minimum loan amount in California is $2,600.
  • ** Car title loans may require a credit check in California. Motorcycle title loan and pawn approval requires satisfaction of all loan eligibility requirements including a vehicle evaluation and a credit check.
  • *** To be approved for a title loan or pawn, you must be at least 18 years of age (19 in Alabama). Account approval requires satisfaction of all eligibility requirements, including a possible credit inquiry, and a motor vehicle appraisal. Certain other terms and conditions apply.
  • † Proof of income is required in Illinois, Nevada, some Texas locations, and California. In California you are also required to provide proof of residency, and a valid vehicle registration to obtain a loan.
  • ‡ Signature and personal loans are offered by an affiliate of TitleMax® and are currently only available in Florida. Account approval requires satisfaction of all loan eligibility requirements, including a credit inquiry, and, if applicable, motor vehicle appraisal.
  • § Refinancing of a competitor’s title loan is not available in Mississippi or Virginia. In Illinois, you are required to have reduced your original principal balance by 20% before refinancing. TitleMax®, TitleBucks®, and InstaLoan®, are not considered competitors. Please see a store associate for details.
  • - TitleMax of Virginia, Inc. d/b/a TitleMax® is licensed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission, license number VTL-11.
  • - In Texas, TitleMax® acts as a Credit Services Organization to assist customers in obtaining a loan through an unaffiliated third party lender. Please see store associate for details. Please see Texas Schedule of All Fees.
  • - In GA, TitleMax® offers Title Pawns.
  • - In CA, Loans are made by TitleMax of California, Inc., California Finance Lenders Law License No. 603K014.
  • - New Mexico Consumers: please see important New Mexico Consumer Information and Disclosures.