Customer Service Secret Weapon Revealed!

January 31, 2009

Are you sick of navigating phone menus and hearing the recorded voice say, “Due to unexpectedly high call volumes your wait time is approximately 5 minutes”? Well for some businesses there’s a new, simple way that you can ask them questions and advice online.  The list of companies below are some examples of businesses that are […]

Insurance Claim Tips for Filing a Property or Auto Claim

January 30, 2009

Filing a homeowner or auto insurance claim can be a frustrating experience. Many times you may not get the maximum amount you should for a claim because you’re scared, complacent, or confused about the filing process.  Today I’ll share with you some of what I learned as a former claims adjuster.  The first piece of […]

Economic Stimulus Package – What Does It Mean To You?

January 28, 2009

What does the latest economic stimulus package mean to you?  There won’t be a 2009 economic stimulus check so if we won’t be getting money in the mail, how will we be impacted? I’m not an economist so I won’t waste your time arguing the pros and cons of tax breaks vs. increased spending; I’ll leave […]

Insurance Policies 101 – Understanding Insurance Policies and Claims

January 28, 2009

Insurance is one of the financial products bought regularly that most people do not understand.  Whether it’s health, life, homeowner’s, or auto insurance, most people buy a policy and file it away without fully reading it.  This is one of the major reasons why so many people feel screwed over by insurance companies when it […]

Renting Movies Online with Blockbuster and Netflix

January 27, 2009

Renting movies online was the topic of a piece on NPR yesterday that covered the cost of going to the movie theater vs renting movies.  “Trading down” was the term they used to describe the increase in the number of people who were renting movies from Netflix or Blockbuster in order to save money on […]

We Will Recover

January 27, 2009

With news of Bloody Monday, people are asking when the economic slump end will end, even as some economists are saying it will get much worse before it gets better. While no one knows how extensive the damage will be, one thing is for sure, we will recover.  Will things be the same? Certainly not.  […]

Tax Preparation Services – Should You Use One?

January 24, 2009

If the federal tax brackets are too much for you to handle you can always use tax prep software like TurboTax or TaxACT which will walk you through it, in some cases you can file for free!  If you have a more complicated financial situation or just don’t want to mess with taxes at all, […]

My New Favorite Website

January 23, 2009

I thought I’d take a break from money tips today to tell you about my new favorite website, If you’re a music buff, I think you’re really going to like it, it’s an all you can eat buffet of streaming music. I love music, it inspires me and can help me get into a […]

Lending Club as a Debt Consolidation Option

January 22, 2009

Have you decided it’s finally time to take charge of your finances and work on a plan to get out of debt once and for all? If so, congratulations! The bad news is that it may take a while to dig out of your debt hole, the good news is there are dozens of options […]

What Exactly is Moolanomy?

January 21, 2009

That’s a good question, one that I asked the first time I visited the site The simple answer is “The Science of Money”. For a little more detail, we’ll take a look at man behind scenes over at I first started reading Moolanomy, authored by Pinyo, about a year ago and have enjoyed […]

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