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The hidden costs of bad credit

Written by Richard Barrington - 2 Comments

The worst thing about bad credit isn’t being turned down for a loan or a new credit card. After all, there are worse things than not being able to borrow. The bigger problem with bad credit is that it can cost you money in a number of ways, and that added cost makes it easy […]

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Published on September 22nd, 2015
Modified on September 25th, 2015 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards,Debt Reduction,Frugality,Insurance,Self Employment
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Top 10 Money Mistakes New Parents Make

Written by Suba Iyer - 2 Comments

Having a child is an exciting and exhausting experience. The feeling of holding your newborn in your arms cannot be described in words. Along with this exhilarating feeling, though, comes sleep deprivation, hectic schedules and the determination to provide nothing but the best for your precious little one. Even with the best intentions, it is […]

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Published on October 20th, 2014
Modified on October 24th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life,Insurance,Planning,Retirement,Saving & Investing
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Silence Not Golden in Intergenerational Family Finance

Written by Jeffrey Steele - One Comment

The last time I ran into one of my favorite cousins, the conversation soon turned to which far-flung family members she had recently heard from. She divulged she hadn’t yet heard from my youngest cousin, her younger brother, about his recent trip to Southwest Michigan. That was not new, as she’d called another of my […]

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Essential money tips for new college grads

Written by Suba Iyer - One Comment

Graduation is the theme all around my neighborhood. It is a time of excitement and big dreams. Unfortunately in most cases, personal financial sense is not a taught at college. Once out of college, going from living broke to a big paycheck every month can easily encourage lifestyle inflation and a downward spiral of bad financial […]

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Published on June 30th, 2014
Modified on June 25th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Credit Cards,Education,Insurance,Planning,Real Estate,Saving & Investing,Working
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Making time for money

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One can’t give financial advice for very long without realizing that most of it is not earth-shattering insight. It usually comes down to common sense. So then the challenge becomes one of analyzing why people don’t apply common sense to their finances more often. Temptation is a big reason, of course. One person goes over […]

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Published on June 23rd, 2014
Modified on June 20th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Insurance,Mortgages,Planning,Productivity,Saving & Investing
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How to save money on dental insurance

Written by Suba Iyer - 3 Comments

When I transitioned from a full-time job to being self-employed, one of the biggest hurdles I faced was finding low-cost health insurance. Finding affordable dental insurance proved to be even more difficult. First, I couldn’t find any dental insurance with benefits comparable to what I was getting from my full-time job. Second, even insurance with very […]

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Published on June 2nd, 2014
Modified on May 28th, 2014 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life,Insurance
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Are You A Prius Lover or Hater?

Written by William Cowie - 11 Comments

When is the last time you got into a heated argument about cars? Cars in general are not controversial. Yes, there is the odd low-key Chevy vs. Ford thing from days gone by and that sort of thing, but most people generally don’t get worked up about cars, arguing about them after dinner in mixed […]

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Published on May 28th, 2014 - 11 Comments
Filed under: Automotive,Consumer,Insurance
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Speaking Well of the Dearly Departed: You

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 2 Comments

If you’re like me, you hold the firm belief that a personal finance site like the one you’re currently visiting should occasionally offer more than the usual advice. Oh, it’s fine if these posts primarily advance ways to track down the best savings account, how to save on life insurance or find the best zero […]

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Published on May 21st, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life,Insurance,Planning
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Anatomy of a credit-based insurance score

Written by Suba Iyer - 2 Comments

If you drive a motor vehicle in the United States, it is compulsory in most states to carry insurance. Auto insurance is one of the “big wins,” where a little effort provides a big payoff, not just once, but again and again. There are several well-known ways to save on auto insurance ranging from keeping […]

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Published on May 5th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Insurance
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Have you considered these low-cost healthcare options?

Written by William Cowie - 7 Comments

We have a nephew who lives in Switzerland whose wife recently gave birth to their second son. She stayed in hospital for an entire week and the blessed event cost them … nothing. Contrast that with this report from the New York Times, detailing the high cost of childbirth in the States. Obamacare is an attempt […]

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Published on April 30th, 2014
Modified on April 24th, 2014 - 7 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life,Insurance,Planning,Self Employment,Taxes
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