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For most folks, debt collector calls are rated as some of the most dreaded calls to receive because they don’t know how to handle them. Whether you know about the debt in question or you’re hearing about it for the first time, the experience can come as a surprise and will likely cause you stress.

If you’re reading this blog, chances are money stresses you out, and you’re looking for ways to gain control. Sound familiar? If so, grab a piece of paper and start working on your monthly budget for August. Then take note of some common costs that occur during this time of year and include them in your plan.

Credit scores impact our financial lives in big ways. Taking on debt, like a new car loan or a mortgage, requires a favorable credit score. Likewise, renting a home, getting insurance, or even applying for a job requires good credit. Making changes to your credit profile, like closing a credit card, requires careful consideration.

Should you rent or buy a home? Before making your decision, consider these five tips for determining whether you should buy.

Five tips to improve your home's curb appeal that cost under $1,000!