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Can You Afford to Help Others with Their Finances Right Now?

by Miranda Marquit September 5, 2013

In general, my husband and I like to be available to help others. We’ve let relatives live with us, given money to those who need it, and engaged in other activities designed to help others. Recently, though, we’ve eased off a bit. We are preparing for what might be some upheavals in the life we […]

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Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck – How to Break the Cycle

by Ryan Guina September 4, 2013

The most important financial rule to remember is that you must spend less than you earn. It’s a simple concept, but one that can be difficult to master – especially as the cost of living continues to grow faster than pay raises. This rule is even more difficult to master if you are stuck in […]

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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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