4 things you need to know about summer travel now

Now is the time to plan for that relaxing summer vacation you so much deserve. Planning ahead brings serious financial advantages as well as giving you time to anticipate your upcoming trip. Check dates and days of when you plan to travel. Airlines have spring prices that are cheaper than peak-season summer fares. Flying mid-week […]

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4 Ways to Get Your Encore Career Off the Ground

How do you find meaningful work in your later years? Barbara Greenspan Shaiman, author of Live Your Legacy Now, offers a few ideas in her book and presentation. First, decide what it is that you love to do. Then, determine what angers you. Combine these and you have your legacy idea. What skills do you […]

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Hey, Homeowners! These Little-Known Tax Deductions Can Save You Thousands

Tax breaks can earn homeowners thousands of dollars each year. Own a home? You can beat the IRS with tax deductions. These deductions come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from well-known to not-so-well-known. Some tax benefits might even surprise you. For example, you can deduct if you’ve rented your house for less than 14 […]

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7 Passwords You Should Never Use

When choosing a password to protect your information online, it is important to consider that passwords that are easy to remember are often, coincidentally, easier for hackers to guess. You have probably heard at this point not to use ‘password’ as the password, but any variations on password should also be avoided (i.e., ‘leet-speak’). Passwords […]

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Got Married in 2015? 4 Major Ways Your Taxes Will Change

This next tax season will be a big change if you got married recently. First of all, the differences in how you file taxes will become very apparent, and can end up confusing things fast. Not only will you now have a different filing status, but you will also have a tax bracket change. The […]

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The Secret Guide to Finding Cheap Housing in Seattle

Due to a rapid growth rate, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find a place to rent in Seattle. Rental rates are sky-rocketing to over $1,000 a month. However, there are some tips available that one can follow in order to make the best of their apartment-hunting experience. First, find the best time to rent. […]

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How to Get Your Finances in Order in a Day

Getting your finances in order in a single day may be possible. Spending the day learning 4 key numbers will leave you with a much clearer picture of your financial health than you had before. These numbers are 1.) Your net worth, 2.) How much you add to or subtract from your net worth each […]

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7 Simple Car DIY Mistakes to Avoid [VIDEO]

Everyone makes mistakes, here are seven to avoid when working on a vehicle. First step is safety with some easy ways to prevent accidents. Step two, avoid getting in over your head by taking a few simple measures. The third step is having the proper tools, how to figure out what is needed. The fourth […]

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5 Mortgage Misconceptions Set Straight

It’s time to clear up some misconceptions about mortgages. First of all, your middle credit score is going to be the number used to base your rates one, not the highest of the three. When applying with a co-borrower, the lower score will be used except in very rare circumstances. Rates that are quoted to […]

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Easy, everyday ways to save $100 a month without cutting back

Being frugal in just a few areas of everyday life can end up saving hundred of dollars each year. It doesn’t have to be about big lifestyle changes or living without having nice things and going out for entertainment. In fact, even just one small change to one day a week can add up to […]

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