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How To Handle Home Maintenance on a Budget

As a single mother of three, I decided it would be best to use the FHA loan program to purchase a drastically reduced foreclosure and get instant equity, plus a mortgage payment less than my former rent. That left a little wiggle room for maintenance and the potential to renovate ...

 

How To Avoid Going Into Debt for the Holidays

With the holidays around the corner, it is time to start thinking of everything that comes with the season. From putting up lights on your house to buying gifts for your loved ones, there is a lot to get done. Because of this, the Christmas season can be stressful and ...

 

3 Ways To Budget as a Couple So You Don't Kill Each Other

What word could strike fear in the hearts of grown men and women alike more than the word “budget”? Maybe not everyone has that fear, but chances are that in a married couple, at least one spouse HATES budgeting. Mark's take: For us, Lauren has wanted nothing to do with ...

 

Why Working for Yourself Is the New Job Security

The younger members of today’s workforce think about business and careers in a very different way than previous generations. While there have always been job-hoppers and entrepreneurial-minded individuals, there seems to be exponentially more of these types of employees when we look at Millennials. Up to 91% of Gen Y ...

 

5 Steps for Starting Your Own Business

I am becoming a mad and happy milliner. A milliner is a hat maker.  I love hats and hats are a passion of mine, as I both wear and collect them.  Hats solve the problem of keeping the sun out of my eyes and off fair skin in the summer. ...

 

3 Tricks to Get Cashiers To Help You Spend Less

If you’re looking to spend less when shopping, how about making a cashier your tour guide to savings? It sounds counterintuitive, right? That’s precisely what shopping can be like when you follow these tips and have the cashiers function as money-saving mentors when you are looking to shop wisely. Here ...

 

Social Media Snafus Can Kill Your College Application

Kids are young, adventurous, and clueless by nature. Now they're running around taking outrageous pictures and video on mobile devices. But on reflection, a lot of that media looks like a really bad idea. What we've heard again and again is that kids have a college application declined because of ...

 

Beware of ER-Like Facilities That Look Like Urgent Care

Need quick medical care for an emergency? Be careful what type of facility you walk into. There's a difference big between urgent care facilities and stand-alone emergency room facilities. While the latter may have fancier equipment, an in-house lab, and more staff, it also comes with a heftier price tag. ...

 

Nearly 5 Million Strollers Recalled Over Danger of Finger Loss

Graco is recalling 4.7 million strollers after 11 children sustained finger injuries -- some even suffering complete finger amputations -- because of a design defect involving the hinges. The Atlanta-based stroller company will provide customers with a free repair kit to remedy the problem. Get the details of the baby ...

 

Private Student Loan Lenders Get Flexible With Repayment

Two of the biggest private student loan lenders are getting more flexible with borrowers in distress. Wells Fargo and Discover are both starting to work with borrowers who have had life circumstances and suddenly can't make payments. Both are phasing in new programs for those who are 3 to 4 ...

 

Bad Customers Duping Walmart Into Selling PS4s for $90!

When you're out there shopping, you have more power than ever to find a bargain. The technology we have on our computers, our tablets, and our phones that allows us to comparison shop has changed the entire retail industry. You can get many retailers to match a lower price from ...

 

Who's Going To Be Open on Thanksgiving Day?

Last year, I upset many of you when I went shopping on Thanksgiving evening. There are many who feel that it is unfair of stores to ask employees to come in and leave their families on Thanksgiving Day, and there have even been some protests and boycotts of stores who ...

 

Retailers Roll Out the Pre-Black Friday Sales

It's still a week before Black Friday, but the deals are seemingly rolling out hour by hour today for Christmas shoppers.   Here's a look at the pre-Black Friday sales at retail 1. There is a much better than normal Macy's one-day sale going on today in store and online ...

 

Beware of This Hot Vacation Rental Scam

Be careful the next time you go to book a vacation rental property from the owner. I've uncovered a fraud that could be the tip of the iceberg on a national scandal level. If you listen to me, you know I love to travel. By following my #1 rule of ...

 

Woman Brings Late Husband's Ashes to T-Mobile Store Over Dispute

We take it as almost an article of faith that our social media accounts will live on after we die. But what about the contracts we enter into with cellphone providers? There's an ugly story out of Wales involving a 57-year old man named David Raybould who was paying T-Mobile ...

 

Top 10 Hot Jobs and Top 20 Best-Paying College Majors

So many people have been unemployed or underemployed over the last 7 years. At a time when it seems the doors are closed, where is the opportunity? I've talked pretty extensively in the past about the geography of opportunity. Thanks to an energy boom, the prospects for employment are rosy ...

 

Feed 6 on Thanksgiving for $45 -- No Coupons Required!

Last year, I wrote a piece about how I prepared a Thanksgiving meal for $100. While the article was extremely popular, there were several comments from Clark's readers challenging me to do better. How to feed a family of 6 for less I heard your comments, and this year I ...

Georgia Natural Gas Guide

  Ready for a blast of winter, Georgia? It's still fall, but it's feeling like winter and natural gas rates are on everyone's mind. Which company has the best rate for you? My monthly update on natural gas rates in Georgia can help you decide... Here are the low-cost leaders ...

 

Car Warranty Expired? The Manufacturer May Still Pay for Your Repair

Vehicle recalls get a lot of publicity in the news, but too often people just ignore them in their daily lives. It's estimated only one out of three people will comply once notified of a recall. That's downright dangerous. But in the world of car maintenance, not everything is a ...

 

4 Key Things To Know About Open Enrollment

Now that open enrollment season is here, I want to outline 4 key things you need to know about health care going into 2015. Pay attention to the color codes Most individuals buying their own coverages by color codes wind up buying silver on the health care exchanges. But there's ...

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