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In the digital age, credit card fraud has become the most notable form of identity theft. Experts on TV warn about the ease with which thieves and hackers can obtain your credit card numbers to make illicit purchases from around the globe. In reality, however, the issuers of credit cards will more often than not be on the hook for illegal purchases than the holders - as long...more
While an international venture is always a good time, traveling to experience other cultures can be quite pricey. Here are a few tips for saving money on your next expedition abroad. Accommodations One of the most expensive aspects of staying in a foreign country is finding a place to sleep. While hostels are undoubtedly cheaper than most hotels they can still...more
If you have a million-dollar idea, the first step in turning it into a reality is to get a patent. These documents can be obtained from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), but it's a good idea to take a few steps first.What a patent does A patent will protect your invention from being manufactured, imported or sold without your permission, often...more
There's never a bad reason to start a rainy day fund, even if you don't have hundreds of dollars to put toward a savings account immediately. By creating a fund that you can go to in case of an emergency, you'll always have peace of mind. Additionally, this money can be put toward larger, more expensive purchases later down the line. However, not everyone finds it...more
The internet has radically changed the way people shop for everything, including flights. However, while some sites promise the lowest airfares available, they may not be getting you the best possible price. The following tips may help you to find the best deals on flights possible.When to book Airlines are extremely competitive and tend to respond to each other's pricing,...more
There's nothing quite like the feeling of accomplishment that comes with earning a bachelor's degree, but is it really worth the cost? With the possibility of graduating with an ample amount of student loan debt, many people are wondering if it's in their best interests to enroll in a postsecondary institution. Before you start second-guessing your educational opportunities,...more
How many times have you wished you had the time to pursue a higher education? Whether you already have a bachelor's degree or have no college experience at all, more doors are opening up for people with busy schedules - specifically online. The Internet continues to make it possible for people to achieve their academic goals while maintaining their daily lifestyles. This...more
Everyone likes a good vacation, but sometimes the worry of leaving the house unattended for more than a few days is enough to spoil the fun. With these simple tips, you can enjoy a stress-free vacation and be sure that your home and belongings are safe.Stop the mail If you're going on vacation for more than a few days, there's likely to be a mail pile-up, notes TLC, and this...more
Summer is already halfway over, but that doesn't mean that it's time for fall quite yet. If you have kids, you'll soon need to purchase school supplies for them and it might be better to get that out of the way now, rather than later. School supply shopping can be a real hassle, but it doesn't have to be if you plan well and follow some smart shopping...more
Finding time to get away as a family can be a challenge. And when you finally do accrue enough days off to take a vacation, you may find that you just don't have the money to spend the week in Paris or jet down to the Caribbean for some time on the beach. Luckily, it doesn't have to cost a fortune to spend some family time in a fun, exciting locale. Once the stars...more