Archive for August 2014

Moving ASAP? Follow These Steps!

Written by FCN Staff - 2 Comments

This post comes from Anthony Fontana at our partner site Zing! Is there anything worse than moving? Before you call me lazy, I’m not talking about moving from the couch to the refrigerator for a beverage. I’m talking about moving from one home to another. It’s a pain, right? Not only do you have to find a […]

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Published on August 29th, 2014
Modified on August 8th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life,House & Home,Planning,Real Estate,Working
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I Was the Victim of a Financial Bully

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 4 Comments

These days, there’s a lot of attention being focused on the subject of bullying. This emphasis is well justified. The whole bullying experience tends to be destructive and wreak long-term consequences. As one who was, at times, both bullied and a bully as a kid, I can testify that while I have almost repressed the […]

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Published on August 27th, 2014
Modified on August 26th, 2014 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life
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Stretch Your Dollar with Fabulous Freebies

Written by Suba Iyer - One Comment

After having my baby, I quit my job to stay home with her and money has been tight. Grocery couponing doesn’t work well for our family. So to stretch our dollars further without spending too much time and effort, I started paying attention to freebies around our everyday activities. I already wrote about free summer activities […]

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Published on August 25th, 2014
Modified on August 20th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Consumer,Frugality
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A Home Warranty Can Be a Great Safety Net for First-Time Home Buyers

Written by FCN Staff - 2 Comments

This post comes from Mike Nickele at our partner site Zing! First-time home buyers have enough to worry about, like finding the right house for the right price, coming up with a sensible down payment and securing a mortgage. After putting down a hefty sum for the purchase, many first-timers may not have the extra cash […]

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Published on August 22nd, 2014
Modified on August 8th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Consumer,House & Home
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Are You Looking For A New Job?

Written by William Cowie - One Comment

If so, you might be in a better position than you think. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS as it’s more commonly known, keeps track of more than just unemployment statistics. Any time geeks try to analyze something, they go into inordinate detail, which glazes over the eyes of everyone trying to understand what […]

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Published on August 20th, 2014
Modified on August 22nd, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Economy,Working
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Buyer, be very wary

Written by Richard Barrington - 6 Comments

I recently spent the better part of an hour being tortured by bankers. Given the contentiousness of the conversation, it is entirely possible that they saw themselves as being tortured by me. However, considering that they had my money and were the ones getting paid to be there, I see it the other way around. […]

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Published on August 18th, 2014
Modified on August 15th, 2014 - 6 Comments
Filed under: Banking
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Burglary Explained by Burglars

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This guest post from our partner site Zing! was written by Tim Krebs, corporate communications manager for Protect America Home Security. Tim regularly contributes to the Protect America Home and Life Blog and covers a variety of homeowner-related topics. Protect America recently released its “Interview with a Burglar” eBook, which visualizes some of the data found […]

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Published on August 15th, 2014
Modified on August 8th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: House & Home,Identity Theft,Travel
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New Businesses Foreordained to Failure

Written by Jeffrey Steele - One Comment

In this rapidly changing world, it’s comforting to know that some things never change. They are as immutable as the Rock of Gibraltar, as permanent as the sands of the Mojave, and as unalterable as the seven seas and stars above. Want an example? Try new business failure rates. The percentage of new businesses that […]

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Published on August 13th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Working
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Tips to Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping

Written by Suba Iyer - One Comment

According to the National Retail Foundation’s 2014 Back-to-School Survey, the average family with children in grades K-12 will spend $669.28 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics. It is even higher for college students. It is about this time that parents start eyeing ads for back-to-school shopping. Here are some tips to help you save this year. […]

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Published on August 11th, 2014
Modified on August 3rd, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Consumer,Family & Life,Frugality,Planning
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Follow These Tips to Save Money When Renting a Car

Written by FCN Staff - 2 Comments

This post comes from Anthony Fontana at our partner site Zing! It may not feel like it outside yet, but summer is just around the corner. That means it’s time to start planning vacations. Whether you’re flying somewhere or taking a long road trip, one thing’s for certain: You’re going to need a car at some […]

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Published on August 8th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Automotive,Consumer,Travel
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