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14 New Personal Finance Books to Read in 2017

Some of the most important lessons I’ve learned about money have come from personal finance books. While reading Your Money or Your Life, for example,

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When Credit Card Rewards Become Dangerous

As a credit card rewards expert and frequent traveler, I like to stay on top of the changes in the rewards industry. As part of

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Seven Ways to Save Money As a Landlord

Around a decade ago, my husband and I bought our first rental property. We weren’t entirely sure what we were doing, but we were determined

01.11.17
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Can the GM BuyPower Card Help You Save on a New Car?

We’ve all heard of earning cash back, airfare, and hotel stays with credit card rewards, but what about a new car? The GM BuyPower card

01.08.17
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Why Meal Delivery Services Are a Waste of Money

Imagine having every imaginable ingredient for a delectable dinner delivered directly to your doorstep, perfectly pre-portioned. Once your box arrives in the mail, every component of

01.03.17

Social Security Disability Benefits Guide

Social Security disability benefits can provide for your family when an injury, illness, or disability prevents you from working and earning an income. Applying for these

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14 New Year’s Money Resolutions

When my husband and I sat down to create a zero-sum budget for December, we did what we always do at the end of the year

12.31.16
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What to Do if You Win the Lottery: Five Steps to Take When You Hit the Jackpot

Over the course of a few hours, you’ve gone from regular middle-class schmuck to millionaire. How? Despite shark-attack odds, you purchased a winning lottery ticket

12.26.16
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Cut These Five Bills to Save $500 Next Month

No matter the time of year, saving money is almost always a good thing. But, when the holidays hit, your savings goals might feel even

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Can I Pay My Taxes With a Credit Card?

Owing money to the tax man is never fun, but that’s especially true if your tax debt comes as a surprise. Perhaps you thought you

12.19.16
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Can I Pay My Auto Loan With a Credit Card?

Can you pay your auto loan with a credit card? Well, yes… technically you can. Most lenders won’t allow you to use a credit card to pay

12.18.16
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My Seven Favorite Ways to Save Money on Travel

Over the last year, we have taken family vacations to different cities in Mexico, Jamaica, and Florida. Add onto that, my husband and I traveled alone to

12.15.16
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What is a Conventional Loan?

A home is the largest purchase most people ever make. To underscore the importance even further, let’s not forget that most people end up paying

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Five Signs You Shouldn’t Use a Credit Card

Despite the bad rap they’ve gotten over the years, credit cards really do offer benefits you can’t get with other forms of payment. While most

12.11.16
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Why I’m Not Buying My Husband a Christmas Present This Year

Now that the holiday shopping season is wrapping up, I’m happy to report I’m finally done. Done trying to come with up practical gifts my

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Should You Get a Secured Business Credit Card?

Getting a new business idea off the ground isn’t easy regardless of how prepared you are. But the challenge becomes greater when you don’t have

12.05.16
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The Food Freeze: How We Avoided the Grocery Store for More Than Two Weeks

A few months ago, I peeked in our pantry and freezer to take stock of what we had before hitting the store. What I found

11.30.16
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How to Make Money Driving for Uber

Thanks to the modern marvel of the Internet, a slew of disruptive technologies have completely reshaped entire industries over the last decade. Think about how Amazon.com reinvented shopping

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