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Getting married? Why you should discuss your finances now

May 17, 2011

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(ARA) - Couples heading to the altar have a lot to think about. Planning a wedding is no small feat, but, as many people will tell you, planning for your life together beyond the big day is even more important. While thinking ab...

How to avoid cellphone ‘bill shock’

May 17, 2011

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(ARA) - Some 30 million Americans have experienced cellular bill shock, a surprise that comes along with receiving unexpected - and expensive - charges when it comes time to pay their monthly wireless bill. Consumers are increasingly...

How to lower your utility costs during the hottest months of the year

May 4, 2011

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(ARA) - The dog days of summer can be brutal on utility bills and a major drain for pocketbooks, but they don't have to be. During the hottest months of the year, water is wasted due to over irrigation, and air conditioning sys...

How your credit score drives your auto insurance rates

May 4, 2011

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(ARA) - You know that where you live, what you drive and how you drive can affect how much you pay for auto insurance. But did you know that your credit score can also influence how much your insurance company charges you for co...

How smart truck drivers get better gas mileage

May 3, 2011

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(ARA) - If you're family has started to rethink your travels because of fuel prices, you may be looking for ways to save a few dollars at the gas pump when you fill up your truck. And if purchasing a new, more fuel-efficient tr...

Supporting your favorite charities can be easy

May 1, 2011

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(ARA) - Charities and nonprofits are looking for financial assistance and volunteers to help out at all times of the year, not just during the holiday season. But for many families, it can be difficult to save money and stay or...

How to ensure your payment system is secure

April 26, 2011

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From consumers to businesses, the world is moving to online payment systems. Despite the fact that the technology has improved over the past decades, concerns about security remain. For every new electronic payment option, cr...

Dig out of debt before spending on school

April 26, 2011

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(ARA) - Raising kids is a lot of things - rewarding, challenging, fulfilling and, of course, expensive. No parent would ever deny that raising kids is worth far more than the cost of doing so. But kids cost money, and a lot of...

Body shop 101: Taking the stress out of post-accident repairs

April 26, 2011

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(ARA) - No one wants an accident to happen. But chances are at some point you'll wind up in a fender bender that requires repairs at an automotive collision center. The common misconception about post-collision auto body work is...

What is good debt?

April 26, 2011

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We're taught from a young age that buying items you can't afford is a bad idea and getting into too much debt has serious consequences. However, as we get older, we learn that in certain instances, incurring debt for necessary an...

Credit 101: How your credit score can help or hurt you

April 25, 2011

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In this tough economy, there's been a lot of talk about debt and how it affects credit scores. If the concept of credit scores confuses you, you're not alone. Here is a clear look at what a credit score is and how it is used. What is a credit scor...

What can you do with $15 a month? Protect your belongings

April 25, 2011

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If you're not a budgeter, you have plenty of reasons to become one, not the least of which is the opportunity to see very clearly where your money goes every month. You might be surprised to find out how much you spend on certain it...

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