5 Ways to Save on Air Conditioning Costs this Summer

April 30, 2013

One of the biggest contributors to high electric bills is summer air-conditioning. That should make finding ways to lower your air-conditioning usage a necessity. There are ways you can do this without investing a lot of time or spending a lot of money. 1. Make your home as airtight as possible. Most of us are […]

How Debt Can Hurt and Help Your Career

April 29, 2013

When we think of the harm that debt can do, we often just think about the way it can lead to higher loan costs – or the risk of being turned down for a loan. However, debt can also have an impact on your career. Depending on the job you want, and the situation you’re […]

How to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

April 26, 2013

We all have a healthcare cost “war story” to tell – usually several – but one area of rising concern is prescription drugs. We seem to be more dependent upon prescription drug therapies than ever before, and many people are on more than one. But like all things related to health care, prescription drug prices […]

5 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

April 25, 2013

Next to achieving a fully funded self-directed retirement account, paying off your mortgage early is probably the Holy Grail of personal finance success. As well it should be – once you’ve paid off your mortgage, your monthly living expenses take a dramatic drop. That opens up the opportunity to save even more money than you […]

3 Ways to Backup Your iPhone or Android

April 24, 2013

I just bought my first iPhone, and I’m already enjoying the features associated with it. I’ve already moved a decent chunk of my life to the iPhone. As a result, I would be rather put out if my device were lost, stolen, or damaged. Your iPhone or Android device likely has photos, apps, and other […]

3 Home Energy Scams to Avoid

April 23, 2013

With summer coming up, consumers once again want to figure out how to save more money on their home energy costs. Indeed, saving money on home energy becomes more important during winter and summer, when more extreme temperatures demand more from air conditioners and furnaces. Looking for ways to cut your costs is smart, but […]

How and Why I Became a Landlord

April 22, 2013

I am a risk adverse person by nature, so becoming a landlord is not a natural thing for me. But here I am, a landlord with two rental properties, and looking forward to more. This article is my story about how I became a landlord and why I did it. I have always had a […]

7 Ways to Save Money on Jewelry

April 19, 2013

There’s something about having a little bling that can make anyone feel a little bit better. While I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, I do like to have a few items (in addition to my wedding band) that I enjoy – and that I can wear for special occasions. Buying jewelry, though, can be […]

5 Ways to Lower Your Investing Costs

April 18, 2013

Not too long ago, investing was seen as something expensive . . . something that only the rich could do. Now, though, that’s changed. Investing is something almost anyone can do. However, investing can still get expensive. If you pay relatively high investing costs, usually due to fees, commissions, expense ratios, and taxes, you could […]

Jemstep Review: A Free Way to Monitor and Improve Your Portfolio

April 17, 2013

Feeling unsure about whether or not you’re saving enough for retirement? Feeling unsure about whether or not the money that you have saved is being invested in the right way? Saving for retirement can be a daunting process. Essentially, you need to invest enough money to support yourself for the rest of your life. Plus, […]

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