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Do not re-gift used items.
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Label gifts for regifting.
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My mortgage repayment story: My husband and I paid off the house in the spring of 2023 by making extra payments and taking advantage of a mortgage rescheduling. Even though it lowered my perfect credit score of 850 and my column about it sparked serious debate with readers, it was one of the best financial decisions I’ve made.
Credit card debt: If you are in the habit of carrying around credit card debt, stop. It’s just a myth that it will increase your credit score. For those looking to get rid of credit card debt, see if a balance transfer is right for you.
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