Monthly Archives: July 2015

10 Ways Global Warming May Affect Your Finances

While some people who believe global warming isn’t a legitimate issue to be concerned about, most economic and geologic signs point towards global warming. Many people believe that global warming only impacts the weather, but it actually will impact the … Continue reading

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Chiquita Bananas Minion Sweepstakes Extended for Today Only! Tons of Prizes Left!

Extended for today only (July 31st, 2015) is the Chiquita Bananas Minion Sweepstakes! You can win tons of prizes – up to 4 prizes per hour. They include trips, towels, water bottles, and more. To get started, simply go to the … Continue reading

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10 Types of Insurance You Either Need or Should Strongly Consider

Not many people enjoy insurance shopping. Insurance policies use legal jargon that often makes the contract hard to understand. Sometimes the end goal doesn’t seem to be worth the effort. After all, why would you buy a policy if you can’t understand all … Continue reading

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18 FREE Redbox Movie or Video Game Rental Codes – July 30th, 2015

This post gives the many, many ways to get free Redbox rentals. There are so many ways in fact, light movie watchers never could go all year without paying for a rental. Talk about another great way to save on … Continue reading

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Coinstar Fees (and How to Avoid Them)

What is Coinstar? Many banks nowadays don’t accept coins. Many other banks will accept coins but they take a fee for sorting them. It’s a bummer but hey, at least some banks still offer good interest rates. But even as … Continue reading

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Possible to Pay Your Mortgage with a Credit Card? Yes.

Racking up credit card rewards can be exhilarating. It’s free money and it’s yours just for being smart enough to take advantage of the free money. Lots of people chase credit card rewards. There are countless blogs all over the web about … Continue reading

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The Highest Yielding Savings Account in America…

According to DepositAccounts.com, this is the highest yielding savings account available in the United States at 1.25% APY. It’s also a no fee and no minimum savings account. Basically, if you’re in search of the highest-yielding savings account available, you … Continue reading

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Detailed American Express Savings Account Review

That’s right – American Express offers more than just credit cards. They also offer a way to save money – by way of an actual savings account. This was news to me as well until recently. I want to start … Continue reading

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Roth Conversion Ladder: Explained

The Roth conversion ladder is a powerful way you can pull funds from your Roth IRA or 401(k) without paying taxes. Normally, these types of withdrawals come with at least a 10% tax penalty. Fortunately, there is a way to … Continue reading

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10 Types of Unsecured Loans to Choose From

Unsecured loans are loans that aren’t attached to collateral. A lot of people like unsecured loans because they don’t have to worry about losing everything if they’re unable to pay. However, if you’re thinking of taking out an unsecured loan, … Continue reading

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The 7 Most Forgotten Items at Hotels

Remember how you always tell yourself to do a sweeping check of the room? How often does that happen? Most of us are in such a hurry to leave, we end up leaving half of possessions behind. Better than paying … Continue reading

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According to the CDC, 1 in 68 Children are Autistic

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism is becoming more and more prevalent: 1975: 1 in 5,000 children were diagnosed with autism 2002: 1 in 150 2012: 1 in 68 That’s a roughly 65 percent increase between … Continue reading

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8 Things That Should Never End up in Your Trash

Many people have the tendency to just pitch items without a care in the world. That’s crazy! There are plenty of household items that deserve a second look. Here are a 9 things you should reconsider before tossing: 1. Food Food … Continue reading

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Embrace Minimalism: 10 Things You Should Donate Today

One beautiful aspect of minimalism is that you can help yourself while helping others. You can free yourself of overabundance while helping someone else. Sometimes in life, win-win opportunities really do arise. This post is about how to declutter your … Continue reading

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20 Mind-Blowing Facts about Bill Gates

If asked what you know about Bill Gates, you would probably share the same information as the next person. He’s the richest person in the world with a net worth of about $80 billion; he’s the co-founder of Microsoft; he is … Continue reading

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6 Reasons Why Buying Cheap Often Ends up Costing More

Have you ever gone to buy a new appliance or piece of furniture and immediately picked out the cheapest option? While sometimes buying the cheapest option can work out, many times it ends up costing more money. For instance, buying the cheapest … Continue reading

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SBA 7(a) Loan Program May Cease at End of Month

The Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) loan program is commonly considered to be the cheapest way a US business can get financing.  This month, loan interest rates are hovering between 5.5% and 8%. Other perks include underwriting into the millions … Continue reading

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Jet.com Aims to Blast past Amazon and eBay

A new retailer has come to town: Jet.com launched today. The goal: show shoppers that when the company saves, the shopper saves. Jet is like a very consumer-oriented mashup between Amazon and Costco. With Jet, are tons of ways to save. … Continue reading

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