Avoid These Warning Signs When Looking for a Financial Advisor

Tweet Not everyone has the time or “know-how” to manage their money on their own.  That’s why personal financial advisers, and other financial professionals exist.  That’s why many people hire a CPA to do their taxes. But before you hand over all your assets to an advisor, you should be aware of some common red flags. […]

Save Thousands of Dollars with the Entertainment Book

Tweet If you’re looking for a great way to save thousands of dollars on entertainment, local attractions, and dining, you may want to look into buying an Entertainment Book. Available for nearly every major city in the United States, the savings book contains over $12,700 in discounts and buy one get one free offers. You […]

How Low Interest Rates May Be Doing More Harm Than Good

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Tweet Negotiations are currently taking place on Capitol Hill and the American government is still at an impasse. No one knows if the government will find a resolution and extend the debt ceiling currently in place. The White House argues that unless the debt ceiling is raised, the government will no longer have the funds […]

Five No-Cost Ways to Spend Your Birthday

Tweet With my birthday fast approaching, I thought it would be fitting to write about a topic that is near and dear to my heart.  That’s right, I’m talking about freebies and there sure are a lot of them available nowadays.  In the past, I wrote about how to get free stuff on your birthday […]

A Few Tips for Repairing Bad Credit

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Tweet Getting rid of negative marks on your credit history is a problem facing many hard working people these days. With a poor economy making it difficult to pay bills, it’s no wonder more and more people are looking for solutions to get out of the rut they are in with bad credit. Good credit […]

Five Things to Look For When Buying Used Clothes

Tweet Are you thred up with your kids going through closes too fast? Kids go through clothes fast. This is particularly troubling when you have multiple children needing garb all at the same time. If this year’s hand-me-downs won’t do the trick, what’s a family to do? Go into debt buying school clothes? No, because […]

Tips for Buying Your First Condo

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Tweet If your dream place to live is a popular travel destination, a crowded urban area, or any other location where real estate prices are escalating, you may be intimidated by the costs of single-family homes. Buying a condo is one option that allows you to achieve home-ownership while staying within your price range. What […]

How to Grind Your Own Hamburger and Make the Best Homemade Burger

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Tweet The hamburger is quintessential American fare, but sadly it has been all but ruined thanks to fast food chains and mass-produced meat. Our image of a burger today usually consists of a greasy and unhealthy food you pick up from a window or dried out and flavorless items at a cookout. Of course you can get […]

How to Spot a Craigslist Scam

Tweet We’ve all done it. Answered an ad on Craigslist that didn’t seem right or even worse, appeared to be too good to be true. I’ve had my fair share of dealing with crooks as a freelance writer and will be the first to admit that there sure are a lot of scammers out there […]

5 Reasons to Not Be Borrowing From Your 401k

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Tweet You won’t believe what I’ve been hearing at work lately.  Fellow employees are borrowing from their 401k accounts. Why do people take out loans against their 401k accounts and borrowing from 401k accounts when instead they should be looking at doing a maximum 401k contribution?  I don’t know if there are people out there […]