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5 Tips for Recovering From Credit Card Debt

May 23rd, 2013

If you aren't exactly money savvy, you might be one of the many people who has to live with credit card debt on a daily basis. There's a certain amount of appeal that comes with credit cards - you can spend now and pay later. However, it's not uncommon for account holders to slip up and fall behind when it comes to making up for the cash they spend. Over time, credit card...

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Are You Ready for Tax Season?

March 21st, 2013

Tax season is here, so you might want to get started now, rather than wait till the last minute. The tax process can be frustrating and time-consuming, but it doesn't have to be if you know what you're doing. Even if you're an old pro at doing your taxes, there were changes made during 2013 that may require you to do a few things differently. Here are some tips that you should...

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Tackling Student Debt

January 4th, 2013

Do you or a loved one have a lot of student debt to contend with? It can be a daunting prospect, depending on how much money you owe. However, bringing your debts down to zero doesn't have to be such a difficult task. With the right know-how and efficient financial planning, you could be well on your way to a debt-free life! First, you'll need to find out exactly how much...

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Fuel Efficiency Myths on the Road

January 3rd, 2013

In today's environmentally-aware culture, it seems like everyone is looking for ways to cut down on their daily energy usage. Whether it's finding new methods of recycling or installing green improvements in the home, these initiatives reduce energy consumption while also helping people save more money. In particular, practicing fuel efficient driving on the road is a major...

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Questions to Ask When Buying a Home

January 3rd, 2013

Buying a house is a big investment, and while you may be eager to start your new life and establish your roots, there are a few key questions that you should ask before making the financial leap. How much did the previous owner pay? Hribar.com suggests asking the seller how much he or she paid for it. The original price is on public record, and knowing the cost will allow...

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How to Save Money on a New Computer

January 3rd, 2013

After a few years, you may be starting to notice the age of your computer - even the most well-kept systems can slow down and lose battery life fairly quickly once they reach a certain age. If you're fed up with slow browsing or frequent crashes, it may be time to invest in a new desktop or laptop computer. Prices have gone down over the past several years, so you may be able...

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How To Stop Impulse Purchases and Teach Children Reponsible Spending

January 3rd, 2013

Impulse buys are okay every now and then, but those tiny concessions you make can add up pretty quickly if you're not careful. Credit cards and saved information on websites you frequent make spending even easier. If you're trying to get your finances in order, cutting impulse purchases out of your life can save a ton of money in the long run. But how do you resist temptation...

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Save Money By Sewing Your Own Buttons

January 3rd, 2013

It's an inevitable part of life - no matter how careful you may be, at some point you're going to lose a button or two on your favorite winter coat. And as tempting as it may be to simply take it to a professional and have him or her handle the job, you can save a bit of money each year by learning how to sew your own buttons back on. Esquire has outlined a simple method of...

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How Much Money Can You Save By Quitting Smoking?

January 3rd, 2013

There are plenty of reasons to quit smoking - your clothes will no longer smell, your taste buds can become more sensitive and you won't have to stand around in the freezing cold whenever a craving hits. But there's also a pretty big financial incentive to do so! If your budget is tight, you may be surprised just how much money you're sinking into the habit. In fact, according...

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Save Money And The Environment By Conserving Water

January 3rd, 2013

Cutting your family's water usage down not only helps the environment preserve its resources, but limits unnecessary spending. Share these tips with your household for eco-friendly savings. Gardening How you hydrate your plants affects your water bill. - Keep spray from sprinklers on the lawn, not on the sidewalk or your house. - Choose shrubs that don't require much...

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