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The Highest-Paying College Majors

Good news for new college grads. Employers are planning to hire you this year, according to a new Harris survey. Business majors are in highest demand, followed by computer and information sciences majors, and engineering majors. But good luck finding a job if you studied liberal arts, general studies and ...

Stores To Open All Day on Thanksgiving?

Retailers are pessimistic about what this Christmas will bring them. They're expecting a lump of coal, which means that you'll get the deals! I'm expecting retailers to frontload promotions heavily during October, specifically tied in with layaway. Will Black Friday overtake Thanksgiving completely? Like it or not, the Christmas shopping ...

How Much Home and Car Can You Afford?

If you want some simple ratios that can provide you with financial security today, try these on for size. Rules of thumb for real estate and auto borrowing How much house can you buy? Two times your gross income  is a good rule. If you earn $50,000, you can purchase ...

Becoming a Landlord: How To Find a Good Tenant

The key rule in real estate is obviously “location, location, location.” We  have all heard that before. If becoming a landlord is in your future, you’ll want to follow the key rule to owning an investment property: “tenant, tenant, tenant.” 5 tips that will help landlords find great tenants Whether ...

Solar Panel Installation Guide

Is your power bill getting too costly? Now may be the time to consider installing solar at your home. Residential solar installations are expected to be up 50% year over year. A small number of states where laws are favorable to solar account for a big chunk of that growth: ...

Trade Privacy for Cheaper Car Insurance?

There's a way to save on auto insurance that's gaining popularity, but you'll have to trade your privacy for lower premiums. Trading privacy for savings on auto insurance Under what's generally referred to as the 'pay as you drive' model, auto insurers track your every move using small monitoring devices ...

What's Up With Travel Clubs Promising Free Travel?

I've been getting a steady drumbeat of calls about something I thought died 6 years ago: Travel clubs promising free or discounted travel. Vacation club sales being pushed by postcard, e-mail, and telephone This is a pitch that can come to you in a variety of ways, either by phone ...

When You Should Take the Lump Sum Over the Pension

If you have worked at a company for 10 years or more, one day you may very well be faced with the following situation:  Your company is offering you a chunk of money or a perpetual monthly amount of income to either retire today or to help you “retire early.” ...

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