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The time interval between the dates on which regular periodic statements are issued.
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The process of analyzing two related records and, if differences exist between them, finding the cause and bringing the two records into agreement. A process to make sure your checkbook balance matches your financial institution’s balance for your account.
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Your Age and Family Situation
Your age and family is a large factor in your savings plan. Young, single individuals