How I Am Struggling As An Accidental Landlord For The First Time

Last year, my wife and I joined the league of accidental landlords. We were upside down in our home and couldn’t sell it without taking a big loss. So after relocating for work, we decided to rent our house out. I thought it would be a simple endeavor to charge enough rent in order to […]

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Affordable Home Insurance Checklist – Are You Paying too Much?

Periodic review of our personal finances extends to many areas. Portfolio rebalancing helps your investments match changing time horizons and risk tolerances. As our families grow or coverage options change, we must review our health insurance for the best choices. Home insurance is an essential cost that may not receive the same attention. Houses are […]

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How You Can Budget With A Credit Card

My wife and I budget a little differently than most families. We budget with a credit card. We use a credit card for most of our purchases instead of cash or checks, and use that to monitor our family’s monthly spending. According to a recent Gallup poll, fewer than one-third of Americans follow a detailed written […]

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How To Get Rewards When Spending With Your Business Credit Card

Credit card companies often use rewards and bonuses to attract private clients, but even business products are now starting to come with the same additional benefits. While individuals rack up points and cash back one pound at a time, business credit cards have developed a whole line of innovative programs, offering multiple ways to earn […]

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Is Buying An Extended Warranty Right For You?

I recently had the  opportunity to interview Stephen Ebbett, President of ProtectYourBubble.com. Protect Your Bubble is a third party gadget insurer (extended warranty provider). We talked about buying an extended warranty. We talked about when you should and shouldn’t buy extended warranties. We also talked about the difference between insurance and warranties. Why are extended […]

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How To Launch An Online Business On A Budget

The following guest post by Kimberly Palmer is based on her new book, “The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life.” When you’re launching a new online business, it’s tempting to spend a lot of money getting it going. You might want to pay for a professionally-built website, the perfect logo, […]

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