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Keep Your Warranties and Receipts (144/365)

Whenever you buy a product from a company, you’re almost always dealing with a for-profit entity that exists to make as much money for their owners and/or shareholders as possible. For most companies, that means maximizing the amount of profit that they make on each item sold. So, let’s say you bought a product nine …

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Reader Mailbag: Junk News

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. The downsides to cash 2. Math tools 3. Mortgage questions 4. Hobbies by the hour? 5. Bank consolidation worries 6. Politics and house sales 7. Online …

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Transitioning Home: Supporting Service Men and Women Looking for Work

U.S. & the Problem of Veteran Unemployment For service men and women returning from active-duty, a period of unemployment is next to unavoidable. Most veterans make a non-negotiable trade in coming home: the sureties of military assignment in exchange for an uncertain spell of civilian unemployment. For many, landing a job signals full return home. …

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Send in the Registration Form Immediately – But Fill It Out Carefully (143/365)

Whenever you buy a sufficiently expensive product – usually anything over $100 or so – you’ll find a registration form in the box. For many products, you need to send in the card to validate your warranty. For some products, you need to send in the card to get additional features. However, registration cards are …

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The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Insightful Questions Edition

Over the last few weeks, my children have been absolutely loaded with insightful and challenging questions. Why do people look different than each other? Why is the sky blue, since you just read that it’s red on Mars? How do we know there is a God? How do we decide if something is right or …

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