Ways to Reduce Your Car Insurance Bill

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Yesterday I witnessed a car accident. I was headed to work on a two lane road, when I heard the car that had just passed me going the other way lay on the horn. In the rear view mirror, I saw the car smack into an SUV that had pulled out in front of it. […]

Published or Updated: January 23, 2012

401k Layoff Trap

I was surpirsed at the “Borrow from your 401k” suggestion. While it’s true that it’s better than cashing out, so many people are being laid off unexpectedly. When this happens, it must all be paid back or considered a cash-out, which comes at a time when people are least able to repay because they just […]

Published or Updated: October 28, 2012

Rising Rate CDs Are Like Fine Wine, They Get Better With Age

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A rising rate CD, as the name suggests, is a certificate of deposit in which the interest rate can go up during the term of the CD. There are two types of rising rate CDs. In the first type, if interest rates go up during the term of the loan, you have the option to […]

Published or Updated: June 6, 2013

How to Bring “Shock and Awe” to Your Monthly Bills

Fact: Many of us are spending more than we should on things like insurance, cable, telephone service, and utilities. Fact: Many of us have not tried to lower these monthly bills in the last year, if ever. Fact: Many of us could save hundreds of dollars a month by taking a few simple steps. Do […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

Price Protectr: Automate Comparison Shopping with this Free Tool

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Did you ever wonder if you were getting the best price for something you buy online? There are a number of tools that will help answer that question, and even watch the Internet for a better deal. Price Protectr is one of those tools, and it’s really easy to use. Once you find what you […]

Published or Updated: January 16, 2012

How is the Dow Calculated?

Recently, Travelers and Cisco replaced GM and Citigroup as part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJIA). When it became clear that GM and Citigroup’s days on the Dow were numbered, people began speculating which companies would take their place. Because there are no set rules on what companies will make up the Dow, […]

Published or Updated: June 19, 2009

The Run Down on Athletic Scholarships and Tips to Receiving One

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The most competitive and well known athletic awards are the NCAA scholarships. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of high school athletes are talented enough to participate at such a level. The good news is there are other national athletic organizations that provide scholarships such as the NAIA and NJCAA. If you are willing to compete […]

Published or Updated: June 12, 2013

Weighing Health Insurance Costs: Co-Insurance vs. Co-Pay vs. Deductible

Individual health insurance plans can be costly, complex and downright confusing. Navigating the world of co-insurance, co-pays and deductibles becomes a difficult task when it comes to choosing insurance plans that are not prepackaged and backed by an employer. Many self-employed individuals and those who work for employers that do not provide health insurance spend […]

Published or Updated: June 5, 2011

Benefits To RideSharing and 8 Resources To Get You Started

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Millions of people drive a great distance by themselves to and from work each day. As the cost of gas continues to rise, more and more people are exploring other options for their daily commute. Using a public transit service, biking to work and ride sharing are all becoming more and more popular throughout the […]

Published or Updated: December 8, 2011