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5 Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

The decision to buy your first home is a major one. From weighing financial concerns to finding answers to mortgage questions, there’s a lot to do before you’re ready to make a purchase. The process doesn’t have to be overwhelming, however. Simply keeping some important elements top of mind will help make the search go […]

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Real Estate

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Taxes for Rental Income: Learning How to Time Your Income

Shaun is the author of the blog Smart Family Finance, a site dedicated to exploring the challenges of family finance; from starting a marriage to starting a family, from teaching your children about finance to helping them pick a … [Read More...]

Build Credit

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American Airlines Credit Cards Take You Further

There are a few different American Airlines Credit Card offers to choose from. However, one of the best is the Citi Platinum Select/AAdvantange World MasterCard. This card allows cardholders to rack up a lot of points quickly, especially during the … [Read More...]

Small Business

5 Benefits of POC Receipt Printers

5 Benefits of POS Receipt Printers

The caveman days for business owners are officially over. What better way to confirm this fact than to invest in your very own Shopify POS Receipt Printer? Some people don’t like to think about the hassle and headache that order processing can bring … [Read More...]

Living

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Raspberry and Serrano Sangri­a

I absolutely love Sangria. I think it all started when I went to Spain for a study abroad. It was always my go to drink at a tapas restaurant. I found an interesting recipe that includes spicy serrano pepper. Usually, I include serrano peppers in my guacamole so seeing it in this … [Read More...]

College Students

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Loan Glossary: Learn More about Private Student Loans & Federal Student Loans

As you are going through the college loan application process, you may run into a number of words or loan options that you are unfamiliar with. Before walking away a confused borrower, use this list of terms to gain a better understanding of broad student loan … [Read More...]

Personal Finance

Wireless Printing and Other Ways to Simplify Splitting the Check

Wireless Printing and Other Ways to Simplify Splitting the Check

In this day and age it's amazing that something as simple as splitting a check can still be such a huge problem. It's a hassle for waitresses and it can make customers … [Read More...]

Career

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5 Interview Tips for Recent College Graduates

When you're ready to graduate and get a job you're going to need to go on an interview and interviews can make or break you. You've got to be ready to answer the questions to present … [Read More...]

Travel

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Saving Money in (and on the way) to Greece

Every year, nearly 20 million tourists make their way to Greece to witness its fabled historic landmarks and experience the stunning natural beauty of its Mediterranean coast. Although Greece has traditionally been a relatively low-cost holiday destination, there are lots of ways … [Read More...]

Investing

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What Were You Doing While the Market Gained 16% Last Year?

I once heard that time is the single most important factor when it comes to investing. The more time you have, the better off your investing portfolio. Mostly because short term movements in the market are gradually smoothed out over time. In 2012, the broad market, as measured by the S&P 500®, gained 16%. What […]

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How Can a College Student Invest?

In my opinion college students are the best investors. They are constantly learning and not afraid to make mistakes. As you get a college education, you should be getting an education in building wealth. Most Investors Start with Stocks When you first start investing you will most likely want to start with stocks. The reason […]