Capital One Quicksilver Rewards vs. American Express Blue Cash Everyday

June 28, 2013

When big banks fight for their share of the cash rewards market, credit card users will always come out on top. Capital One just released its new Quicksilver Rewards card that sets a new standard for flat rate cash back rewards. But at the same time, stalwart American Express still has an attractive option in […]

Reverse Mortgages 101

June 27, 2013

Reverse mortgages have gained popularity in recent years among people in the retirement phase of their life. Reverse mortgages are attractive to retirees living on fixed incomes because they don’t have to make any payments while they’re living in their house. However, it is important to remember that although you’re not making payments, a reverse mortgage is […]

How to Get Free Apps on Your iPhone Without Hidden Costs

June 26, 2013

Apple’s App Store has seen over 50 billion downloads since its inception. Some of those apps are paid, other iPhone apps are free with ads, and a minuscule amount are free without ads. Considering Apple gets a 30% cut of any paid app download they’ve made quite a bit of money thanks to the developers that publish those […]

Want that Job? The Little Things Matter More Than You Think

June 25, 2013

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been watching my husband as he applies for university jobs. He’s had two years’ teaching experience (including graduate level classes) as an adjunct professor, and now he’s ready to try for a full-time job. His teaching evaluations have been overwhelmingly positive, and some of the students he’s worked with […]

Money or Time: What’s More Valuable?

June 24, 2013

In the quest to save money or make money, it’s easy to get caught up in the strictly financial aspects of what you’re doing. After all, if you want money – whether you are trying to get the best deal on something, or trying to earn a few extra bucks – it doesn’t matter how […]

Top 10 Ways to Beat Your Bills Big Time

June 21, 2013

Don’t let your bills get the best of you. You can save money, get a better deal, and still enjoy many of the things you enjoy in your daily life. Here are some tips on how to overcome your monthly bills. 10 Ways to Save on Monthly Costs 1. Don’t have bills. The easiest way […]

Home Equity Loans vs Home Equity Lines of Credit

June 20, 2013

Your home equity is the market value of your property minus the amount you own on your home loan. Home equity is typically built up over time through your principal payments and real estate appreciation. During periods when home prices are appreciating quickly your home equity will likely increase but in years when the market is […]

Fair Debt Collection Practices: Your Rights

June 19, 2013

If you find yourself trying to get out of debt it can be overwhelming to know that you owe a great deal of money. It can be even more overwhelming when collectors contact you repeatedly in order to try and get you to pay. The good news is that you do have some rights. The […]

A Checklist for Quitting Your Job

June 18, 2013

One of the most pervasive dreams in our culture is that of quitting your job. Whether you plan to quit and retire to some beach somewhere, or quit and start your own business so you can be your own boss, leaving a mind-numbing job might be at the top of your bucket list. It’s important […]

Credit Card Debt Lessons Learned

June 17, 2013

Considering the debt I am slowly paying off, I am probably the last person that should be giving advice on how to spend money. But, since approximately 60% of Americans are in debt, I’m definitely not alone. Hopefully what I’ve learned may help you before you find yourself digging out of a financial hole one […]

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