Can You Get Cheaper Car Insurance Rates if You Drive Less?

You are probably trying to save as much money as you can on various utilities, food and everyday goods. But are you overlooking your insurance policies? You can save money on those, too! Here’s how you can save money on your car insurance, for instance.

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5 Savings Bank Accounts for Children

Child's Savings Bank Account

One of the most important things we can do for our kids is to teach them early on about money management. The better we do this, the more of a chance they stand when entering a world full of temptations and messages all crying to buy this or that. One way that my parents taught me about money was to set me up with a savings account . . . .

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How to Send and Receive Money Electronically

Electronic Money

Last week I needed to send some money I owed to an acquaintance. I could have opted for safe and reliable snail mail – but that would have been too slow. I could have paid over the phone, but I’m always worried my credit card number may get into the wrong hands and/or not erased after it has been written down. So, I elected to send it electronically.

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What Are the Average Community College Tuition Costs? (It Might Shock You)

What are the Average Community College Costs per Year

A few months ago, my 17-year old son was accepted into a fairly rigorous technical college that focuses on mechanics. I was happy for him, but at the same time, knew the tuition to attend the school would not be cheap. When the recruiter tallied up the costs associated with going to through the program – my wife and I were a bit shocked.

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Should You Buy an iPhone 5 from AT&T, Sprint or Verizon?

I’ve owned an iPhone since 2009 and it is certainly a beautiful product. As a designer, I can appreciate the way in which Apple is able to make complex products simple and easy-to-use. It’s not an easy task – but they do it time and time again.

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10 Ways to Save Money on Air Conditioning Costs

Air Conditioning Controls

Here in the Midwest – we’ve been experiencing some pretty hot and humid weather that is keeping our AC buzzing. While air conditioning is a huge blessing – it is also a huge money sucker. According to “Mr. Electricity” – Michael Bluejay – the AC uses more electricity than anything else in the home (16% to be exact). But, there are ways to save money on your air conditioning bills . . . .

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How to Remove a Cosigner from a Student Loan


When I was going through the process of getting a student loan for my first year at college – I thought little of the fact that my dad stepped in to cosign my student loan. I now have a greater understanding of the risk he was taking by cosigning. If I failed to come through on my repayment of that loan, he could have been saddled with the debt. How do you remove someone as a cosigner? Here are the answers.

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How to buy a single share of Facebook Stock

Yesterday one of the biggest phenomenons in the internet world offered themselves for sale in what was one of the largest IPO offerings to date. Facebook sold selling 180 million shares for about $38 per single share. Are you interested in buying a piece of the pie?

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The 18 Best Jobs for 18-Year-Olds

job for an 18-year-old

While the current job market for the high-schooler and college student looks a little downcast right now, I still believe breaks abound for those who have applied themselves and have a desire to succeed. Here are some of the best jobs you can get as an 18-year-old.

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When Should You Write a Will?

Written Will

Thinking about and planning for our own mortality is never high on the weekly to-do list. We all like to keep our minds busy with the task at hand and there always seems to be plenty in daily life to occupy us. But writing a will doesn’t have to be time-consuming. And, it’s easier than you probably think.

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