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Diagnosing your financial health

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Usually, we can tell when we’re in financial dire straights.

We’re living paycheck-to-paycheck. We’re in over our heads on our mortgage. Bill budgeting has become a hassle but a necessity. Etc. etc. etc.

But, what there may be those out there who are on the complete opposite end of that spectrum. There may be those who have a magnificently clean bill of financial health. But how do you know if you’re one of those individuals?

There are certain signs, seven of them to be exact, that Yahoo! Finance’s The Exchange have compiled to figure out whether or not your finances could be given a squeaky clean bill of health.

“We spoke with a few certified financial planners to get their thoughts on what kinds of benchmarks people can use to gauge their financial health. One caveat: It’s important to note that everyone’s situation is unique and it’s not very useful to apply a blanket rule across all age groups,” writes Lisa Scherzer, The Exchange columnist.

So, what are these benchmarks?

What kind of signs should you look for?

Well, head over to Yahoo! Finance and find out.

Know your number

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Let’s say you’re thinking about applying for an auto loan to purchase that new car you saw in a thrilling Super Bowl commercial. Well, if this is the case, you should probably be well-aware of what your credit score is.

“Why?” you might ask.

When determining your loan rate, the organization you are going through may take a good, hard look at your credit score.

This isn’t the only number that you should be aware of, though.

Yahoo! Finance has compiled a list of five financial figures that you should probably know by heart (or at least take a peek at from time to time).

Head over and take a look at what other financial numbers you should make yourself aware of.

Money can’t buy everything so easily

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It seems like every holiday is a reason for some type of wide-scale sale to lure consumers in.

Looking for a new home theater system? 5o percent off.

A night out on the town? Up to 70 percent off (thank you, Groupon).

A new puppy? Well, that may be a little more difficult to buy.

Even on massive sale days, there are still a few things that you might not be able to get too easily.

It’s a tumultuous time in America right now as a complete overhaul of U.S. gun laws are being called for; however, there are still a few things harder to buy than a gun — including those fluffy little pups.

Quentin Fottrell of MarketWatch has put together a list of five things that are more difficult to buy than a gun at present. So, what are they?

Read on to find out.

Source: Yahoo! Finance 

Live within your means

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We’ve all done it.

Sure, it’s nice to spring for that new 62-inch flat-screen plasma television set, or spend a day out at the shopping mall, but before you do you should be asking yourself one key question — can you afford it?

Sometimes it’s difficult to stop and think about your financial situation when you have that dream buy standing right in front of you. Luckily, Lisa Scherzer of Yahoo! Finance has put together a list of a few signs that may indicate you are living beyond your means. Follow the link below to read on.

Source: Yahoo! Finance