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3 Financial Factors Beyond Salary To Consider When Job Hunting

Your earnings can play a big role in your financial success over time. While we can all work to save more and live below our means, it’s difficult to build wealth if we barely make enough to cover our basic expenses. So, yes, your income is important. But when it ...

Choose Your Side Hustle Carefully

As I worked to pay off my $86,000 mortgage in 2 years, I tried just about everything I could think of to reduce my expenses.  I negotiated lower monthly bills with service providers, cut cable TV, halved my dining out expenses by cooking at home, and began to avoid the ...

The Truth About Crash Test Ratings – Are You Putting Yourself in Danger?

In 2012, the latest year fo which data is available, 33,561 people were killed in U.S. car crashes. Surely several thousand others suffered severe, life-changing injuries. I’ve asked thousands of new car shoppers how they chose their vehicle. Almost all said they liked the way it looked and handled, and ...

5 Essential Tips When Working from Home

Working from home definitely has its perks. You don’t have to drive to the office, you have the comfort of being in your own home, and you often times have more flexibility on the hours that you actually have to work. However, working from home can also have its challenges. ...

Free Ways To Stretch Your Phone's Battery Life

If you're in the smartphone orbit, you know that you're always fighting the life of the battery. That's prompted Apple to issue battery replacements for some iPhone 5 customers who have reported shorter battery life or the need for frequent recharging. "The affected iPhone 5 devices were sold between September ...

Breaking Scam Alert: Ice Bucket Challenge Email Scam

Time and time again, Americans prove themselves to be the most generous people on planet Earth. But I don't want you to let that generous spirit be taken advantage of! It seems like you can't go far on the web these days without seeing someone doing the Ice Bucket Challenge ...

How To Start a Business From Scratch

If you are looking to start a business, there are many factors to consider. While it is possible to skip the planning stage and just start your business and work out the details later, this is not a smart route to take. Starting a business without a well thought-out plan ...

The Cheapest Cell Phone Plan Worth Having

Looking to slash the expenses in your budget, but feel as though you’ve run out of costs to cut? You can score big savings by switching expensive services and products for inexpensive alternatives. For example, you may cancel your $100-per-month membership at the new, big, fancy gym complex and opt ...

Easy Way To Stay on Top of Auto Recalls

If you're concerned with auto safety, the government now has a notification e-mail system that will alert you to recalls for your specific make, model, and year of car. Here's a simple way to learn about auto recalls There are recalls of cars all the time. Some serious, like braking ...

States Where Your Money Goes the Furthest

In a time when we're all trying to find our economic foothold in a post-recession America, many people are assessing where they want to live and where they can make their money go the furthest. Americans have always been a migratory people when the chance to follow opportunity arises. Where ...

Cheap Airfares to Hawaii and Elsewhere!

If you daydream about going to Hawaii, I've got breaking news for you that will make it cheaper getting there. Check out these cheap tickets to Hawaii Allegiant Air has a sale from West Coast destinations flying to Hawaii that starts as low as Los Angeles to Honolulu at $288 ...

HUGE CELLPHONE DEALS ANNOUNCED!

Three of the nation's Big 4 cellphone carriers have announced rate cuts, and they represent the most historic pricing drop in almost 20 years! Here's your guide to saving money on wireless service. Huge new rate cuts from 3 of the Big 4  T-Mobile changed the market for the big ...

Beware of the Latest Threats to Facebook Users

A fake app making the rounds on Facebook promises to let you change the color of your profile, but it might just make you see red. The so-called Facebook Color Scam was first reported by Cheetah Mobile. If you click on the app, it takes you to a site where ...

Smartphone and Data Plan Guide for 2014

The cost of monthly cell phone service is dropping. The change for your wallet is the best since the last big wave of discounting began 15 years ago. Plans and services are morphing in many different directions at once. That makes saving money more complicated and requires you to decide ...

New Ways To Pay Down Student Loans

Student loan debt is now nearly $1 trillion collectively for borrowers in the United States. Yet there could be help on the horizon if you have federal student loan debt. Here's a new way to pay off your student loans... Under the new Pay As You Earn repayment program, your ...

Student Loan Guide

Do you need to borrow to fund college education for yourself or your child? I wrote this guide to tell you about my Clark Smart approach to student loans. Meanwhile, don't forget to have a look at my very popular section on student loan forgivness and income-based repayment plans for ...

Car Complaints Top the Consumer Gripe List

Consumer complaints involving automobiles nabbed the top spot on a tally of the Top 10 gripes of 2013, according to a survey by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI). Among the other grievances: home improvement/construction (No. 2); Credit/debt (No. 3); retail sales ...

The Benefits of Targeted Retirement Portfolios

Once upon a time, Americans worked for a single employer for an entire lifetime and got a pension for their years of service. Back then, you didn't have to save for retirement or make any of the accompanying investment decisions. Today, only government jobs and a small number of large ...

Auction Cars For Sale -- Selecting a Vehicle

Last week I had mentioned that I'd be purchasing a car at auction for less than $5,000 and put it to work as my primary driver for less than $500 in maintenance.  Getting straight to the point, I visited a variety of local public auctions and checked out their inventories ...

Goal Zero Portable Solar Panel Review

While camping last year at a primitive campsite along the North Shore of Lake Superior near Duluth, Minn., I realized I needed a power source or a portable solar panel to power my iPhone 5S and camera batteries. It took me about a year to find a solution -- with ...

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