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Considering bankruptcy? The truth behind some common myths

April 20, 2011

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The good news/bad news rollercoaster continues for the American economy, especially when it comes to bankruptcy. While this year, February's consumer bankruptcy filings were down compared to the same time last year, they were st...

Be a safe driver – turn off that smartphone

April 19, 2011

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Smartphones are everywhere - and they're used by people for everything from personal entertainment to conducting business while on the road. But when you're behind the wheel and driving safely, probably the last thing you should...

Get the most bang for your energy buck

April 19, 2011

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(ARA) - With demand for electricity and natural gas rising along with energy costs, American homeowners can easily spend hundreds of dollars a month on utility bills. "From air conditioning larger homes to powering today's high-tec...

Steps for catching up with old 401(k)s

April 19, 2011

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(ARA) - The average American will hold 11 jobs between the ages of 18 and 42, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2010). When you start a new job, you probably remember to pack your personal items and update your contact in...

Smart couples say ‘I do’ to value in wedding registries

April 14, 2011

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(ARA) - From custom cakes and invitations, to flowers, linens and finding the perfect dress, today's brides face a flurry of expenses tied to the big day. Couple those costs with a not-so-blushing economy and it's easy to see wh...

Picking the perfect ride: Five tips to find the best car for you

April 12, 2011

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(ARA) - "If my van doesn't start, I'm in trouble," says Leanne Kocsis, a working mom whose family of six relies on having a vehicle. It must run reliably, accommodate her family, keep them safe and be fuel efficient. And, the lo...

Buying your first boat? How to find the right one

April 12, 2011

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Few activities are more fun than spending a hot summer day zipping around the open water with friends and family on a boat. If you have been bit by the boat bug for the first time, you probably have started researching different op...

Moms know best when it comes to savings

April 12, 2011

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(ARA) - She's the one who comforts you after a hard day and always has a word of encouragement. But as much as mom knows about getting through life's bumps, she also knows how to get the most out of life. And as generations of...

Three tips to weather the economy

April 6, 2011

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While there's nothing new about the country's economy being in a downward spiral, there is growing talk that "the resulting rise in prices likely reflects a long-term trend," reported the Washington Post as recently as April 4,...

Last-minute tax-filing tips

April 6, 2011

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Hear that loud ticking? It's the clock running out on your window of time to get your taxes done - and save yourself some money if you're due a refund, or pull together the cash you'll need if you owe. Whether you've not filed...

Make sure you’re protected when dealing with student loan debt

April 5, 2011

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Recent college graduates have a lot on their minds - where they'll live, what kind of job they'll get, and, in many cases, how they'll manage to pay off their student loan debt. College graduates have been faced with a down ec...

Seven small business finance trends to watch this year

March 28, 2011

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Depending on who you listen to, the Great Recession is either over or still going on. While politicians and economists ponder the fate of the recession, small business owners know that their success relies more on their ability to...

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