Personal Finance

6 Ways to Make Money During Summer Vacation

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9 Legitimate Ways to Make Money from Home

Everyone's seen them: the ALL CAPS comments at the bottom of news articles claiming to have the secret to making $500,000 per month from home, or the ads featuring a smiling woman and her laptop with the headline: Area Mom Making $5 Grand a Week From Home! Click Here to Learn Her Secret!

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How to Buy a Used Vehicle: 6 Essential Steps for Negotiating the Best Deal

One of the most nerve-wracking things about buying a used vehicle is negotiating the best price. Most consumers aren’t used to haggling on a daily basis, but when it comes to buying a set of wheels, the nature of auto sales thrusts these new, often familiar rules of engagement in our faces.

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8 Reasons Why Your Credit Card Could be Declined

The English language has seven words, which, when spoken together, will nearly always ruin the day of the person on the receiving end of them. That fateful sentence? "I'm sorry, your card has been declined."

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6 Things You Should Never Waste Your Money on

Unless you're a robot, you probably don't have a perfect budget. Nor should you. What fun is it to go through life like a walking spreadsheet, never doing anything spontaneous or splurging a little?

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Is Vision Insurance Worth it For You?

I had 20/20 vision the first time I got it checked at age 11, and from that day on I wore the badge of perfect vision proudly, boasting to anyone who would listen of my superior seeing skills. Then, when I was 22, I took a road trip to visit a friend in Madison, Wisconsin, and I kept missing my turns. As I squinted frantically at the fuzzy green exit markers whisking past my window, I realized it might be time for me to reevaluate my 11-year-old diagnosis.

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Top 5 Credit Card Signup Bonuses (Updated Regularly)

Last updated 9am 4/30/15. Here is a current list of what we think the top 5 credit card signup bonus offers are. Consider any of these “highly recommended.” If you’re new, we realize that it can be scary to apply for any credit card, much less many at the same time. Dip your toe in the water. It is worth it. These will be updated regularly as offers come and go. Please comment at bottom with news, questions or issues.

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6 Overlooked Ways to Get a High-Quality College Education (for Free!)

The cost of getting a college degree here in the States has never been cheap, but over the past few decades, it has skyrocketed to unprecedented rates. 

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What Are The Most Common Credit Report Errors? And How Do I Fix Them?

The Federal Trade Commission's findings on credit card report errors is abysmal--nearly one in four people have some sort of error on their credit report. So, what are the most common errors? And if you find one, how do you go about fixing it?

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How to Negotiate Your Rent

If you're a seasoned renter like myself, you've (perhaps literally) been around the block a few times when it comes to seemingly unfair rent prices. Maybe the end of your lease is approaching, and you've just been informed that your rent will go up if you decide to re-sign. Or maybe you're making a move to the other side of town, and the place you've got your heart set on is just a tad overpriced.

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