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What are the Most Expensive Traffic Violations?

by Kevin Mercadante October 9, 2013

Traffic violations are frustrating because they are almost always an avoidable expense. How much of an expense varies. It’s almost impossible to determine the exact cost of any traffic violation. But it is clear that there are certain violations that will be more expensive than others. The cost of each violation is determined by a [...]

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How to Successfully File an Insurance Claim with USPS

by October 2, 2013

I recently bought a relatively expensive acoustic-electric guitar on Ebay. I’m not a fan of buying something as personal as an acoustic guitar without having played it first. But I had been in the market for several months, and I was frustrated because I wasn’t able to find the guitar I was looking for at [...]

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Car Troubles – Repair or Replace It?

by Kevin Mercadante September 30, 2013

If you have car troubles, and your car is much over five years old, you face a real dilemma. Should you repair or replace your car? The answer for each person—in each case—will be different. It will depend upon the history of the car, its overall reliability, and your personal needs. Let’s take a look [...]

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How to Save Money for the Down Payment on a House

by Kevin Mercadante September 6, 2013

Unlike most items we purchase these days, a house isn’t something that you can go out and buy today if you decided that you wanted to. It can take months or years of planning before you’re ready to proceed. One of the biggest reasons for this is the need to save money for the down [...]

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Adventures in Guitar Shopping

by July 25, 2013

I started playing guitar as a teenager and through the years I’ve gone through many stages as a player. I started with an electric guitar, then bought a classical, then an acoustic-electric, a hollowbody jazz box, a bass, and an assortment of accessories and recording gear. I have bought and sold over a dozen guitars [...]

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Are these 5 Money Lies Threatening Your Marriage?

by Miranda Marquit July 1, 2013

For years, we’ve heard about how money is a factor in many divorces. A lot of the press revolves around the issue of fighting about money, or being stressed because of debt. However, it’s not always just about the fighting. Sometimes, the money lies we tell in a marriage can be more of a threat. [...]

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The Financial Impact of the Supreme Court DOMA Rulings

by June 27, 2013

The Supreme Court just struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional. While this will have far-reaching implications social and political implications, it will also have a major financial impact on many people. Let’s take a look at how same sex couples will be impacted (financially) by this change. Benefits Are Now Wide [...]

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