How to Make Your Side Business a Success

March 15, 2013

A lot of people have – or would like to have – a side business to make some extra money. The prospect of turning it into a full-time venture is always there, but not everyone wants to quit their day job to become a full-time entrepreneur. If that’s what you want to do, what can […]

5 Ways to Diversify Your Fixed Income Portfolio

March 14, 2013

Historically, investors have spent incredible amounts of time doing research to diversify their equity portfolios. Figuring out just how much should be allocated to emerging markets and small cap can be a never-ending exhausting process. The problem is after all of the time devoted to equities, the standard practice for many investors is to just […]

Why Debt Consolidation May Not Be Right for You

March 13, 2013

Debt consolidation has become a favorite way to deal with high levels of debt, and this is especially true for credit card debt. The basic concept is simple: roll several high interest credit card debts over into a single, low interest consolidation loan. Generally, the monthly payment on the consolidation loan is substantially lower than […]

Comparison of Hilton HHonors Credit Cards

March 12, 2013

With over 3,750 properties, Hilton is one of the largest hotel chains in the world, and Hilton hotels comprise no less than 10 different brands including DoubleTree, Hampton Inn, Embassy Suites, and the Waldorf-Astoria. Like most hotel chains, guests can use a co-branded credit card to earn points toward free night stays. In particular, Hilton […]

Citi Simplicity vs. Clear from American Express

March 11, 2013

There are some people who look for credit cards with the best rewards or the lowest interest rates. But then there are those who just want the card with the lowest fee and the most simple terms and conditions. In fact, President Obama actually met with credit card executives back in 2009 and asked if […]

10 Ways to Make Money in Your Spare Time

March 8, 2013

Are you looking for a way to make extra money in your spare time, without getting tied down to a part-time job? There are plenty of opportunities to earn some extra cash, and all you need to do is to tap into your personal talents. Here are some ideas . . . . 1. Find […]

How to Deal With Collection Agencies

March 7, 2013

If you’ve ever had the displeasure of dealing with collection agencies you know what a pain in the neck they can be. They will call you umpteen times a day, send you threatening letters, and maybe even call your neighbors. The whole point of the effort is to get you to pay money so they […]

Could You Use a Short Sale for Your Home?

March 5, 2013

One of the difficulties that many homeowners still face is the fact that low home values make it harder to sell a home. Even now, with home prices rising a little bit, it’s still difficult to get what you paid in some cases. If you need to sell your home, you might be able to […]

How to Prepare for a Career Setback

March 4, 2013

We live in an increasingly uncertain world. Jobs are no longer offering the long-term security that our grandparents experienced. Instead, your career is likely to be a series of different jobs. Along the way, you are likely to experience setbacks. Your hours might be cut, or you might not get that raise or promotion you […]

Why You Should Be Careful Using Online Tax Advice

March 1, 2013

Now is the time of year when nearly every website and blog on the world wide web is offering income tax advice. With the April 15th filing date approaching fast, it’s easy enough to see why. Everyone is looking for tax advice right now, and the preference is always to get it for free. The […]

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