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I’m Covered — No You’re Not! How to Dispute Insurance Claims

You’re sitting in your favorite chair when you hear the sound of screeching tires, followed by breaking glass and crunching metal. Before you even have a chance to get up and see what’s happening, a 1977 Cadillac Coupe Deville crashes through your living room wall, knocking you from your chair and breaking your right arm …

Best Bad Credit Auto Loans

Getting the best price on a car is never an enjoyable experience, and getting a loan when you have bad credit can make this experience even harder to swallow. If your credit score is less than ideal, you’ll probably find yourself locked out of certain deals common for those with good credit, like very low …

Best Unsecured Loans for 2014

If you need a large amount of cash for a big expense, whether planned or unexpected, you might want to consider unsecured personal loans. Just like credit cards, unsecured loans don’t require collateral. But unlike most credit cards, unsecured loans offer fixed interest rates and payments, making payments easier to budget for. You’ll also probably …

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Becoming Rich Is a Matter of Mind Over Money

Mindset plays a much bigger role in reaching our financial dreams than most of us realize. The good news is, you can work on your mindset without spending a dime. Today’s post touches on a timeless book, nearly 100 years old, with some financial advice garnered from the greatest financial minds who ever lived. And …

Questions About Amazon, Christmas Lights, Thermoses, Aldi and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Student loan repayment strategy 2. Unemployment question 3. Home as investment 4. Buying long-term Christmas lights 5. Great goal advice 6. Amazon Rewards card tip 7. …

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What Is a Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus?

Unless you’ve opted out of junk mail or targeted offers altogether, you’ve probably gotten at least a handful of credit card bonus offers in the mail. Most of them read something like this: “Spend $500 on your card within 90 days and earn $200 in cash back.” “Spend $3,000 on your credit card within three …

Navigating the Small Business Administration

Like so many government endeavors, the Small Business Administration (SBA) can be both incredibly helpful and terribly confusing. Here’s how to use it effectively to help your small business. There are many organizations that can help you structure and finance your business, understand permitting, laws and regulations in your state or local municipality, provide guidance on …

Cheers to the Holidays: Food, Beer, and Wine Gift Guide

We’re in prime gift-buying season. Your list of who to buy for probably includes a foodie, beer lover, and/or wine enthusiast. This is a fun group to buy for because you can really get creative with your gifts. Plus, you can find awesome presents regardless of what you’re looking to spend. Here are some gift ideas …

Making a “Daily Practice” Work for You

The single best idea I’ve learned this year came to me courtesy of James Altucher, who I heard as a guest on Episode 139 of the podcast Gweek. On that episode, Altucher talked about his book Choose Yourself, but also elaborated a bit on an idea he called the “daily practice.” Simply put, a daily …

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How to Make Money as an Airbnb Host

Anyone who has stayed at a nice hotel in the past decade knows it’s not cheap. When was the last time you stayed in a major city for under $100 a night? Or under $200 for that matter? There is money to be made in the lodging industry. And it’s never been easier for average …