How to Give Your Holiday Budget a Boost

As the holidays march steadily closer, you may start to think you could use a little more money to make your holiday dreams come true. Why not try part-time work? Any one of these nine options might get you over the seasonal money hump many consumers face: Mall Markets American …

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4 Ways to Mix Pleasure Into Your Business Trip

Having any reason to travel is an opportunity for an exciting and potentially new experience. Whether you’re cruising the Mediterranean, hitting Museum Mile in New York City, or checking out the best diner in Kansas City, traveling always brings you to new places, even if it’s to somewhere you’ve been …

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Don't Buy These Nine Items on Black Friday

Black Friday is around the corner and you might be plotting your strategy for the biggest shopping day of the year.  Many retailers will offer significant discounts on everything from clothes to household goods. You might be surprised to learn that some items aren’t worth buying on Black Friday. This doesn’t mean …

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How to Organize Your Finances Like an Adult

One of the biggest challenges facing anyone who’s reached adulthood is managing finances. That’s because the effort cuts across specialties. A good financial manager is part secretary, part mathematician, part accountant, part forecaster, and part stress manager. It all seems a bit overwhelming for those of us who want to …

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8 Car Insurance Myths Uncovered

Like many urban legends, the stories behind how car insurance myths got started may never be known. Still, like rumors in high school, they’ve spread like wildfire. Some people may actually believe whatever they’re told, and that can cost them in the long run. Don’t fall for the traps that …

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This Is How You Never Deplete Your Emergency Fund

According to a recent survey, “approximately 62% of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts and 21% don’t even have a savings account.” The reasons vary. Some people feel they can’t afford to save, whereas others downplay the importance of saving or put it off until later. But …

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How to Avoid a Foreclosure During Hard Times

Despite confident declarations from economists that the Great Recession is over and the financial recovery is well underway, many middle-income Americans are still struggling to make ends meet. If you’re one of the many people still living paycheck to paycheck, you might be losing sleep over the idea of the …

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