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Tips for Selling Your Used Car

December 14th, 2011

If you're ready for an upgrade and want to sell your car yourself rather than trade it in, it's important to know what buyers expect from someone who is selling a used car. Here are a few tips to help you with the selling process, according to CarTalk.com and Edmunds. 1. Make sure you understand the market. This includes how easy it will be to sell your car based on its model...

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Save Money by Cleaining Your Leather Shoes Yourself

January 3rd, 2013

There are few things more satisfying than putting on a suit and looking down to at your shiny, jet black leather shoes. They practically tie the entire outfit together and can leave you feeling like a million bucks all day. Of course, leather is also pretty easy to scuff up, and having them shined by a professional can end up costing you a pretty penny. However, with a few...

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Tips for Buying a Used Car

January 4th, 2013

Oftentimes, used vehicles are the best deals available in the automobile world, especially more recent models. The prices and ownership expenses are generally lower, and you could get a huge deal on well-equipped vehicles that would be tough to pay for if they were new. Next time you're looking to buy a used car, consider these tips from the Federal Trade Commission, CNN and...

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Tips for Buying a New Car

January 4th, 2013

A new car is one of the most expensive purchases that people make in their lifetimes, which means it's important to get a good deal when you can by using the right buying strategies. If you arm yourself with information before you walk into a dealership, you should have no trouble negotiating with the dealer on a price that works for you. Here are some tips to consider next...

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Money Etiquette Tips

January 3rd, 2013

Many people think financial topics are their own personal business, while others believe talking about money is perfectly acceptable. Because of these wide discrepancies in tolerance, it's likely you may find yourself in a sticky situation when it comes to handling money-related issues. Here are a few tips to help you navigate the rocky terrain, according to Real Simple...

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Negotiating Your Way to a Better Deal

January 3rd, 2013

Believe it or not, not every price is set in stone. Whether you're paying for a new or used item or even taking care of a bill, there are actions, statements and gestures that can help you potentially score a bargain. Here's how to go about it, according to Real Simple magazine and Dr. Phil. The basics The first step to successful negotiating involves psyching yourself up...

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How Much to Tip Your Server

January 3rd, 2013

It's not always easy to figure out how much you should be leaving your waiter or waitress, but luckily there are guidelines to follow and conventions to keep in mind. Standard tips Typically, a restaurant tip should be 15 to 20 percent of the total bill. Leave 15 percent of the check if you felt that your server did his job but didn't really go out of his way to serve you. If...

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How to Shop at a Farmers Market

January 3rd, 2013

In order to get the best quality for your money, sometimes it's better to go to your local farmers market rather than the grocery store. You'll get fresher produce that's likely tastier and more nutritious because it was allowed to ripen on the plant instead of being harvested early to account for transportation time. You're also helping local farmers get fair prices for their...

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Tips for Saving Money

October 10th, 2011

Despite your best intentions and carefully laid plans, sometimes it's hard to put aside money every month and save cash for later. Rather than stress over the fact that your funds aren't building, use some of these money-saving tips, inspired by TheSimpleDollar.com. 1. Consider switching to a bank that has fewer maintenance fees and a higher interest rate for your...

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Tips on Giving Your Kids an Allowance

October 4th, 2011

Managing money isn't easy for some people, and sometimes it's because they weren't taught much about it when they were younger. If you want your children to understand how money works and begin making good financial decisions, you may want to consider giving them an allowance so they can develop good spending habits. Here are a few tips from KidsMoney.org. Benefits of an...

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