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Are High Deductible Health Insurance Plans a Good Idea?

Written by Aliyyah Camp - Leave a Comment

When looking at different health insurance plans, one of the biggest decisions you’ll likely have to make is whether or not to enroll in a high-deductible plan. Regular health insurance plans offer more predictable medical costs and often more comprehensive coverage. Unfortunately, the monthly premiums for these plans can be out of budget for a […]

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Published on January 2nd, 2017
Modified on January 6th, 2017 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Consumer,Insurance
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Review of the Discover it Card and Its Cash Back Bonus

Written by Abby Hayes - Leave a Comment

Have you heard of the Discover it credit card yet? This highly-rated cash back credit card makes it easy for those with mid-to-high credit to jump on earning great rewards. Plus, it has an interesting matching bonus offer happening right now. Discover it Card Basics This card offers a great 5% cash back on bonus […]

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Published on December 28th, 2016
Modified on December 29th, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Consumer,Credit Cards
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How to Use Up Your FSA Dollars Before You Lose Them

Written by Aliyyah Camp - Leave a Comment

Given that the year’s end is quickly approaching, a lot of you are likely making moves to get your finances in order before 2017. For those of you who have employer-sponsored health insurance plans, you may have contributed to a Flexible Spending Account (or FSA) in 2016. An FSA is a tax-advantaged account offered by […]

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Published on December 19th, 2016
Modified on December 27th, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Consumer,Saving & Investing
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20 Money Saving Tips for the Holidays (#3 is our secret weapon)

Written by Suba Iyer - 5 Comments

All of us, I’m sure, are busy shopping and planning for gifts for all the people we care about. In the process, though, we need to take some precautions. We don’t want to end up in a situation where we are happy for a month, but are left paying December’s credit card bill throughout the […]

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Published on December 16th, 2016 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Consumer,Family & Life,Frugality,House & Home
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A Review of the Hilton HHonors Card

Written by Abby Hayes - Leave a Comment

The Hilton HHonors card from American Express is great for those who frequently stay in the Hilton chain of hotels. It offers excellent rewards, especially on travel-related purchases, and comes with complimentary Silver Status within the Hilton HHonors program. Hilton HHonors Card Basics This credit card is clearly geared towards the elite traveler. It offers […]

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Published on October 31st, 2016
Modified on December 15th, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Consumer,Credit Cards,Travel
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5 Ways to Save Big On Things You’re Already Buying

Written by Michelle Dash - Leave a Comment

5 Ways to Save Big on Things You Already Planned to Buy I’ve never been the type of person to clip coupons at the grocery store. If you are like me, you may have found that proactively browsing for 10 cent deals is not a cost-effective use of time. However, I still love a good […]

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Published on October 26th, 2016
Modified on November 11th, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Consumer,Frugality
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How long will oil prices stay low — and what should you do?

Written by William Cowie - 8 Comments

image: wikimedia commons If you are old enough, you will remember 1973, when OPEC caused the price of oil to quadruple. (If you’re too young, simply Google “1973 oil crisis images” to see an endless parade of people stranded at gas stations with hand-written signs like the one in the picture.) That crisis changed life […]

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“Thinking Money” a rich change of pace from TV’s wasteland

Written by Jeffrey Steele - Leave a Comment

Have you ever wondered why your next-door neighbor must have a new car in his driveway every model year? And not just a new car, but a new car with all the bells and whistles, like that 18-valve, turbo-charged, dyno-flex, hydroponic 4000 engine, 57-speaker audio system with Sistine Chapel acoustics and the buttery soft leathers […]

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Published on November 19th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Consumer
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How California’s Drought Will Affect You

Written by William Cowie - One Comment

Statistically, 80 to 90 percent of you live outside of California. When you read reports of the drought in California, then, your reaction may be something like, “Bummer for those dudes. Patti, please pass the peas.” You might want to reconsider, though, because chances are this drought could affect you more than you think. Saying […]

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Planning a fun, frugal Halloween

Written by Suba Iyer - One Comment

Tis’ time for the spookiest holiday of the year and a record number of Americans are planning to participate in the scare festival. According to the National Retail Federation, more than two-thirds (67.4 percent) of celebrants will buy Halloween costumes for the holiday, the most in the survey’s 11-year history. The average person will spend $77.52 […]

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Published on October 6th, 2014
Modified on October 3rd, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Consumer,Family & Life,Frugality
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