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How to Make Extra Money on GrabPoints

It’s always a good idea to have supplemental sources of income, especially for those who work from home. They might seem to pay in peanuts at first, but these little side hustles have a way of adding up quickly as long as you do them regularly. Before you know it, you have enough savings to […]

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Money Saving Tips: This Home buying Mistake Can Cost You Thousands

Buying a home in the winter? Ask for an escrow account for seasonal repairs. Buying a home in the middle of winter may seem like a mistake. After all, who wants to trudge through the cold looking at homes? There are typically less buyers in the winter months and that means sellers are often motivated […]

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How to Get the Best Value When Buying a Timeshare Property

Timeshares are a type of vacation property ownership where a group of people share the use and expense of the property. Today’s timeshares are not the timeshares of the past. In the 70’s and 80’s, developers were trying to unload unsold condominiums with offers of free weekend getaways and half-day high pressure sales presentations.  The […]

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How to be Healthy and Lower Your Healthcare Costs

Healthcare costs are expected to rise at an annual rate of 5.8% and reach nearly 20% of GDP or $4.6 Trillion by 2020 according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. A recent Gallup Poll estimates unhealthy workers cost US business $153 Billion annually in lost productivity.  Of the nearly 110,000 full-time workers that […]

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The Most Popular Vehicles for Families on the Go

Family cars must be comfortable, be capable of hauling a family and their belongings, and be safe. They should also be inexpensive to run and insure. With those factors in mind, the auto editors at U.S. News & World Report have named their picks of vehicles considered perfect for growing families for 2019. Let’s take […]

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How a Good Credit Score Can Help You Reach Life’s Milestones

Life is full of ups and downs but While having a good credit score can’t lessen the impact of every difficulty, it certainly can help make reaching your financial goals easier. So how much does bad credit cost you? Bad credit can literally cost you thousands of dollars over the long-term in higher interest charges, […]

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What to Look for When Attending a Marketing Event

As a person who has worked in marketing for more than a decade, I’ve attended dozens of corporate marketing events. There are many benefits of attending these type of events such as networking opportunities, skill development, brand awareness, and of course content creation. Oftentimes companies look at these events as being costly and ineffective, but […]

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Defaulting on Student Loans – What You Need to Know

Chances are if you’re reading this, you have student loans. If that’s so, then you are probably also worried about what happens if those loans go into, or have already gone into default. It is something to be worried about, but your best weapon  against this scenario is going to be learning what going into […]

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Practical Ways to Save Money as a College Student

  Saving money as a college student should be at the top of your list of things to do this year if you’re at university or studying a course from home. There isn’t much help for students who fall into a monetary crisis after they’ve finished their course. Usually, the only way out of trouble […]

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How a Kid Roth IRA Can Make Your Child a Millionaire

Scenario: Your teen has a part-time job during the year and has saved most of their earnings. Is a Roth IRA the best investment option? How much can they contribute each year? Can a parent contribute to a Kid Roth IRA? Benefits of a Kid Roth IRA A Roth IRA allows your child to contribute […]

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Top 6 Tax Law Changes for 2018

 This is a guest post written by Paige from the Fairy Tax Mother blog. There are numerous changes to the 2018 tax year thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Commonly know as TCJA (pronounced tick-ja by nerdy tax accountants).  There are changes to both individual and corporate tax law that are being implemented in […]

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The Hidden Costs of Owning a Home

Owning a Home – Investment or Expense? Owning a home has long been the American Dream.  A recent survey by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) uncovered that 75% of Americans still believe that owning a home is the best long-term investment they can make.  According to a recent report by CoreLogic, negative equity peaked […]

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Top 11 Jobs You Can Land with an Associate Degree

With the average cost of a four year degree costing upwards of $38,000, more students are looking into careers that require an associate degree. Not all programs will prepare candidates for the necessary certification and licensing requirements so carefully researching whether the program is accredited is essential. Here is a list of the top 11 […]

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Top 5 Factors That Will Lower Your Credit Score the Fastest

A good credit score can affect everything from the interest rate you pay on loans to whether you land that dream job.   On the other hand, there are lots of  things that can negatively affect your credit score and knowing what factors can impact it is important.  We’ve put together a list of the top […]

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What You Need to Know About Reverse Mortgages

Reverse mortgages are becoming more popular as the baby boomer generation ages and gets into retirement.  There are some restrictions on reverse mortgages, so the target market is much smaller than a traditional mortgage offering.  While these special loans are growing, there are some particular pros and cons that should be considered before applying for […]

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Alternative Ways to Save Money Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home tends to be something we now see as a huge ambition. With hefty deposits and rising house prices many of us stick to renting which can often lead us to getting stuck in a cycle of paying rent and never having cash left over to save. However with new options opening […]

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The Importance of Training Programs in Every Type of Business

No matter what industry you’re in or what size your company is now, the value and importance of meaningful ongoing training programs should never be underestimated. From improving employee productivity and motivation and making the workplace safer, to helping you reduce costs and eliminate waste, we take a look at the many benefits training programs […]

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How Does A Hard Money Loan Work?

If you’re in the real estate market, you might have heard of something called hard money loans. Being successful in any market is all about having the right information and a solid understanding of industry terms. Learn how such loans work to see if they’re a good fit for your investment goals. Understanding What a […]

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