Category: Money

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5 bad money habits you picked up from your parents

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Moms and dads say they know best, especially when it comes to money matters. But a lot has changed since your parents were building their nest …

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How to refinance your mortgage with bad credit

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Bad credit can make refinancing a home loan harder, but it’s far from a disqualifier. According to credit rating agency Experian, “bad credit” is a score …

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Why you need to lock down your smart home in 2019

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Computers and smartphones aren’t the only gadgets in our lives in danger of getting hacked. Smart home security cameras, children’s toys and even our routers, the …

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5 new year resolutions for your credit

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Chances are, your new year resolutions have something to do with money. Whether the goal is to save more, budget better, or pay off debt, most …

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Should you withdraw from your IRA to pay down debt?

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When you are facing a pile of debt that you just can’t seem to shake it can be tempting to look toward your retirement accounts as …

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This is why you need to get travel insurance to protect your trips this year

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Even though it’s only the beginning of the year, you’re likely already planning your 2019 vacations. If you plan on traveling at all, you should consider …

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7 ways to finally save more money in 2019

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The new year is a perfect time to make some changes in your life, whether that’s starting a new workout program or getting a new job. …

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Survey finds 52% of Americans can’t cover $1,000 emergency

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From a leaky roof to a broken bone, life can throw you unexpected costs that must be immediately addressed. When an emergency expense pops up, having …

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5 costly spending mistakes small businesses can avoid

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Marketing strategies, new equipment, and educational courses seem like practical purchases for a new business. But do you really need them? When you’re on a shoestring …

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How to divorce like a feminist

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Whether you were married to your kids’ dad, were in a couple or your encounter was a hookup, this post is for you. I believe that …

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Why life insurance is more expensive for men than for women

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Look on almost any life insurance premium chart, and one thing you will notice almost immediately is that life insurance is more expensive for men than …

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1-in-3 Americans have never re-shopped for home or car insurance

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One in three Americans with homeowners or car insurance has never shopped for better coverage, according to a survey from Policygenius. Meanwhile, nearly 50% of the …

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Is bike sharing the best way to commute?

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The situation is familiar: You get caught in traffic, or your bus shows up 20 minutes late. Commuting can be a nightmare for many Americans — …

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What to do when you can’t pay your medical bills

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A few years ago, my husband started having breathing problems. He could barely smell and taste food anymore. His nose was running all the time, and …

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What to consider when changing your name after a divorce

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Recently, a newly single mom messaged me: “Can you please write about a name change after divorce? I don’t want to share my name with my ex-husband …

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The states where you’re most likely to die on the job

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Most people don’t go into work expecting to die. But every day more than 14 workers, on average, don’t make it home alive. The Bureau of …

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Majority of consumers worry about internet hacking

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Hacking concerns are high among consumers, particularly those who own connected devices. Worry that their computers could be hacked, and their broadband connections too is high, …

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8 things to know about your 401(k) when you leave your job

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Decades ago, it was typical for an employee to work their entire career for one company, climb the corporate ladder, and retire with a nice pension. …

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The credit score you need to get a mortgage

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To buy a house, you need to have at least a good credit score, provable income that supports your ability to repay the mortgage and enough …

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Are you self-sabotaging your business success?

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When you first step out as an entrepreneur, it can be an exciting, yet daunting experience. Even once you’ve started your business and taken the leap, …

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Everything you need to know about switching car insurance policies

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If you’re a car owner, you probably already have car insurance. At least some amount of coverage is required in almost every U.S. state, and in …

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How to manage debt as a single parent in 2019

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When student loan deferment ended for Samantha Gregory, a single mom and the founder of the site Rich Single Momma, she had one reaction to her …

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How to prepare for the dry spell in your small business

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Twin Lakes Tree and Lawn Care 2019 Budgeted Income Statement Sales $200,000 Cost of Sales Materials $40,000 Labor $70,000 Total Cost of Sales $110,000 Gross Profit …

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10 lessons from a high school dropout-turned-CEO

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I was a high school dropout. Growing up, most people didn’t think I’d amount to anything. I was a troublemaker and didn’t do well in school. In …

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9 of the best part-time jobs for retirees

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Retirement doesn’t necessarily mean you have to stop working. Whether you want to turn a side hobby into a steady source of income or haven’t saved …

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What to do if you owe taxes & can’t pay

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No one actually likes owing money to the government. But it may be unavoidable come tax time. Not everyone can afford just to write a check for …

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Americans more focused on losing debt than weight in 2019

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Americans would rather knock down their debt than shed pounds in 2019, according to a new survey from CompareCards.com. CompareCards.com asked Americans whether either of these …

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Is car insurance tax deductible?

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If you’re a car owner, you likely pay an annual or monthly premium to keep your car insured — which is a good thing! Car insurance …

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9 common sales tax errors you didn’t know you were making

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Running a business requires dozens of decisions each week and requires owners attention to stay on top of day-to-day operations. With all of the work business …

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7 financial tips for college students in the new year

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As a college student, you could be studying literature, engineering or international relations, but unless it’s a special focus for your major, personal finance might not …