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What You Wear Matters … When You Shop

by Miranda Marquit August 23, 2013

Most of us know that when we go to a job interview, it’s important to wear the right thing. We want to look our best. It’s also true that it’s a good idea to get dressed up when you go to a nice party. And, in some places, it’s still considered socially proper to get [...]

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Buying Tickets Online? Avoid Scams

by Miranda Marquit July 9, 2013

My husband and I buy tickets online all the time. From professional sports games to concerts to local movies, we get almost all of our tickets online. Buying tickets online can add a level of convenience to your transaction. On top of that, it’s sometimes possible to get a good deal when you buy online. [...]

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Why Pinching Pennies Won’t Make You Rich

by Miranda Marquit June 17, 2013

One of the things we hear often about is that you can get rich if you just save the right amount of money. While there’s nothing wrong with penny pinching and living a frugal lifestyle, frugality does not pave the way to wealth. On top of that, if you take the pennies you pinch and [...]

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How to Handle and Pay Off Medical Debt

by Kevin Mercadante May 30, 2013

There are at least two situations in which you can be saddled by large medical debts. The first and most obvious is when you have medical procedures but you have no health insurance. The second is when you have health insurance, but you end up having to pay a large amount of the expense out-of-pocket, [...]

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Would You Take a 97-Month Car Loan?

by Kevin Mercadante May 22, 2013

Recent statistics indicate that about one out of every six car loans now run 73 months or longer – all the way up to 97 months. The shift is part of a collective effort by car companies to keep monthly payments below $500 at a time when the price of an average new car price [...]

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How to Deal with Furloughs During Sequestration

by Miranda Marquit May 13, 2013

Many government employees are facing the challenges associated with the budget sequester. One of those challenges are furloughs. A furlough is an effort to save money by cutting back on employment. Employees might be forced to take time off without pay in cycles, for weeks at a time, or they might have their days cut [...]

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T-Mobile Launches No Contract Unlimited Plan: Is it Right for You?

by Miranda Marquit May 7, 2013

My husband has been using T-Mobile for years. He’s been using the unlimited talk and text on his non-smart cell phone for quite some time, and it’s worked well for us. (I’ve been using a non-smart cell phone with Tracfone for years.) Recently, we decided to upgrade both of our phones to smartphones, and, since [...]

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