Personal Finance

What Do You Need to Build a Better Mousetrap

May 26, 2016
What Do You Need to Build a Better Mousetrap

“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door…”  – a modern rephrasing of a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson What does the phrase build a better mousetrap mean? It means you should build and innovate if you want to be successful. It means you should create something, but maybe […]

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Tips for Reducing the Costs of Raising Your Child

May 15, 2016
Tips for Reducing the Costs of Raising Your Child

There is likely no greater joy in the world than becoming a parent. Whether planned or unexpected, bringing a little person into the world comes with a lot of responsibility. While most of that responsibility falls under your ability to nurture, guide, and support your child, there is also an increased financial responsibility. From nursery […]

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5 Ways to Get out of a Car Lease Without Penalties

May 15, 2016
5 Ways to Get out of a Car Lease Without Penalties

After leasing what you thought was your dream car and driving it for a year or two, you may realize you have fallen out of love with the vehicle. Maybe you’re paying more than you really can afford, or perhaps the vehicle gets lousy gas mileage or is always in the shop getting repaired. No […]

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Avoiding IRS Scams: What Every Taxpayer Needs to Know

May 3, 2016
Avoiding IRS Scams: What Every Taxpayer Needs to Know

The only two things that are certain in life are death and taxes. Or are they? We think we should actually add a third thing to that list: tax scams. Since everyone knows that we are all at the discretion of the tax man, there are many unethical people out there who are waiting to […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Home Warranty & Homeowners Insurance?

April 24, 2016
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A lot of steps go into buying a home, whether you’re a first-time buyer or an experienced owner. From getting your credit score up to par and shopping around for the best mortgage to getting through the inspection process and obtaining homeowners insurance, the list goes on — not to mention, actually finding the perfect […]

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How to Compare Renters Insurance Quotes in the 21st Century

April 11, 2016
How to Compare Renters Insurance Quotes in the 21st Century

Renters insurance is an invaluable security blanket to have when it comes to protecting your assets. Most people think that the only assets that they should be protecting are their savings and stock investments, but what they fail to realize is that their physical possessions property at home are just as valuable, if not more […]

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Preparing for Social Security Cuts in Retirement

March 30, 2016
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The dreaded day when the social security “trust fund” will be depleted is getting closer and closer. Most people know that not all is well with social security, but the don’t know the real numbers. Fact 1: Most forecasters say that by 2033 the social security fund will run out. Fact 2: Once the fund […]

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