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It's So Expensive!

By on April 30th, 2013 • home ownership, Insurance, personal property, Renting, Life

It's never fun to lose your big-ticket items to a leaky pipe, a burglar, or a house fire, and even less joy in learning your insurance won't pay for it. Insurance is supposed to protect your stuff, but when stuff costs a lot, your insurance may not do the trick.

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Funding From Your 401(k)

By on April 25th, 2013 • 401(k), Budgeting, retirement plans, Investing, Life, Savings

It's great to have a 401(k), but not everyone knows that you don't have to wait until you're old before they become useful. There are a number of reasons you can take cash from your retirement account. It's basically taking out a loan from yourself. Funds from 401(k)s can be used to pay for a myriad of things, from medical expenses to financing a business to buying a home--although there should be a smart reason to take a loan. No vacations or big-screen TVs.

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3 Insider's Secrets To Saving Money In A Department Store

By on April 16th, 2013 • deals, department stores, Shopping, Life, Savings

I spent the first 6 years of my life after college working for a department store. It was a typical department store and had many stores in many states. During that time, I saw some fantastic deals, learned great marketing techniques, and discovered how to save money in a department store.

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Suck It Up And Use A Coupon

By on April 1st, 2013 • Budgeting, Coupons, deals, Shopping, Life

Coupons carry all kinds of stigmas, branding users as dorks and misers. Guess what? Unless you're high up in the ranks of a successful company, the recession is still very much 'on.' It's a new era, and it's an era in which saving money is anything but miserly. It's smart.

Saving on Groceries and Drugstore Items

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Dollars And Sense: Pay Bills Without A Wallet

By on March 27th, 2013 • Shopping, Smartphones, Credit & Debt, Life

On March 10, 1876 Alexander Graham Bell, telephone's father, picked up the phone and dialed his assistant Thomas Watson. "Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you," he said--the first words ever uttered into a telephone.

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Cash Or Credit?

By on March 26th, 2013 • buying, Cash, Money, Shopping, Credit & Debt, Life

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5 Hobbies That Can Boost Your Income

By on March 12th, 2013 • College & Career, Hobbies, Income, work from home, Life

Have you ever thought of turning your hobby into a paying gig? Many people have a skill outside of their chosen career that could earn them cash on the side. Before you quit your day job though, here are some tips on 5 different skills that can help usher you into an era of multiple income streams:

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Ye Olde Apprenticeship

By on March 11th, 2013 • apprenticeship, Careers, College & Career, experience, Life

While an internship is a short-term way to test the waters as you explore career options, an apprenticeship gives you in-depth on-the-job training in the industry of the choice. It's a hands-on training program leading to mastery in your area of specialty. Here’s how to land one:

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