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7 money-related things to give thanks for

7 money-related things to feel thankful for
7 money-related things to feel thankful for © Cheryl Savan/

What are you thankful for this year?

A turkey on the table? A day off work? The fact that Aunt Margaret arrived without the casserole this year?

Whatever it is, chances are it doesn't involve money. When Americans take stock on the fourth Thursday in November, they're usually focused on the heart (or the stomach), not the wallet.

But when you sit down to pay bills at the end of the month, you probably can tick off one or two things that make the money side of life a little better, too.

Here are seven money-related reasons to be thankful this season. See how many make your personal list.

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What things do you have to be thankful for this year? Chances are, those things don't involve money.

While you may be focused on the heart more than the wallet this Turkey Day, consider being thankful for some of the money-related things in your life, too.

For example, you are entitled to three free credit reports every year -- one from each of the three major credit reporting bureaus. Also, because you can now set savings goals and keep track of your budget with just the swipe of a finger, you can add free money management smartphone apps to your thank-you list.

Are you acquainted yet with that good ol' American watchdog, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau? Be thankful for the federal agency; its mission is to keep you and your money safe from harmful financial practices.

If you have your credit card lost or stolen, thanks to laws in place, the most you'll be liable for is capped at just $50.



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