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7 Tips to Find the Best Cyber Monday Deals

Holiday shopping season is upon us, and you, like many gift-givers, may be wondering how to get the best deals on all those gifts you need to buy. Savvy bargain shoppers have been working Black Friday for years, but you may be less familiar with how to get a great deal on Cyber Monday. Though […]

Best Broker Promotions, Deals, and Bonuses of 2015

The investment brokerage industry has become incredibly competitive, with firms routinely offering all kinds of incentives – from cash bonuses to free trades and more. As can be expected, the offers – and the firms making them – change throughout the year. Below is a list of ten brokerage firms and their promotions, deals and […]

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42 Christmas Gift Ideas Under $15

Think your slim Christmas budget limits you to shoddy gifts for everyone on your Christmas list? Think again! This list of 42 gift ideas under $15 runs the gamut from hilarious gag gifts to best-selling books to toys for girls and boys. Check out the list to get great ideas for anyone and everyone on […]

My life as a freelancer

My Life as a Freelancer

I used to have a “real” job. For over 10 years, I worked diligently on crafting my career. I attended national and state conventions, enrolled in continuing education, and pursued professional designations. I attended Rotary Club meetings and wrote opinion pieces for national trade magazines. I got up every day, put on a suit, and headed […]

Southwest Rapid Rewards Card

Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card Review

If you love to fly Southwest and travel often, the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Card might be the travel card for you. With excellent rewards and a great bonus option available now, it could help you earn free airline travel. Here’s what you need to know about this travel rewards credit card: The Basics With […]

Income Investing During Retirement

Income Investing in Retirement — The Pros and Cons

Income investing in retirement has a lot of initial appeal. Rather than selling shares of a mutual fund or stock, one can instead live off of dividends from stocks and interest from bonds. This approach feels much safer than actually selling part of your investment. The reality of income or dividend investing, however, is not […]

How to Buy a Corporate Bond

How to Buy a Corporate Bond

Statistically, not many people invest in corporate bonds, and it isn’t any secret why. If you’re looking for bond exposure, you can get US Treasury bonds and notes that are fully guaranteed by the US Government. Of course, you can also buy bond funds that will handle all the details for you, including diversification. So, why would […]


Chase Sapphire Preferred Card Review

It’s tough to find a credit card that offers as big an up-front cash bonus as the Chase Sapphire Preferred card. I’ve written about credit cards for a long time and have carried just about all of them. Sapphire Preferred is one of the elite offers. Chase Sapphire Review Sign up bonus New cardholders will […]

Mr. Rebates Review

Mr. Rebates Review: Get Cash Back for Shopping

Mr. Rebates is one of several shopping portals that offers cash back on just about anything you buy online. Combined with other cash back tools, Mr. Rebates can save shoppers as much as 7% or more. In this review of Mr. Rebates, we cover everything you need to know about this free cash rebate option. […]

Best Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

The 6 Best Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

The holiday gift-buying season can be a great time to net cash back rewards on purchases you’re already planning to make. So long as you stick to a budget, you’ll come out on top when you choose a great cash back rewards credit card for your holiday shopping. While we track the best overall cash […]

23 Powerful Tips and Tools to Get Out of Debt

23 Powerful Tips and Tools to Eliminate Debt

Here is one of the most frequently asked questions in all of personal finance: “How do I get out of debt?” At one level, eliminating debt is simply about following a few steps: Stop going into more debt Spend less than you make Pay off debt with the difference If you follow these steps, eventually […]

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