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Why Should You Read Online Credit Card Reviews?

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Comparing credit cards is both easier and more difficult than ever before.On the plus side, there are two things working in your favor:•    The large number of credit card offers to compare and choose from•    The ability to gather information onlineConversely, a large number of credit card offers can also lead to frustration, as there’s always something else to consider. This can lead to a situation in which you’re afraid to take the final step of...
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There are so many websites out there that offer great reviews, including this one!
Monday, 26 August 2019 13:36
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Are You Ready to Take on a Business Loan?

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There are many reasons to consider a business loan. While it may sound like the perfect idea, this is a big financial decision that will affect your business on many levels.Before you wholeheartedly decide in favor of a business loan, here are some of the most important questions to answer:•    Are you familiar with the many types of business loan? From term loans to equipment loans, understanding each type of loan can help you make an...
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5 Things to do With Your Next Bonus Check

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Do you typically receive at least one bonus check from your employer every year? Do you often struggle when deciding how to use the money?It’s not always easy to decide how to use a bonus check, but this is a good problem to have. If you need a push in the right direction, here are five ideas to consider:•    Add to your retirement savings: No matter how you do so, you can’t go wrong. From maxing...
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My last bonus check I used as a down payment for a house.
Monday, 26 August 2019 13:34
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How Much Should You Spend on a New Car?

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According to analysts at Kelley Blue Book, the average transaction price for light vehicles in the United States is hovering around $37,500.Even if you’re willing to spend this much on a new car – or more – it doesn’t mean you should make a foolish financial decision.There are various factors to consider when answering the question of how much you should spend on a new car. Here are a few things to keep in mind:•    The...
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Certainly is a lot to consider when buying a new or pre-owned vehicle. Noticed people commenting about taking 72 month or 84 month... Read More
Saturday, 10 August 2019 07:05
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How to Save Money on a Rental Car

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With summer vacation season in full swing, you may find yourself scouring car rental websites in search of the best deal. There are several key steps you can take to save money, thus leaving more cash in your budget for more exciting purchases.•    Book alongside other travel: For example, if you’re also booking a hotel and flight online, consider adding a rental car to the package. By booking everything at once, you’re in best position to...
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5 Credit Card Transactions That Are Just Like a Cash Advance

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Cash advances are one of the most expensive types of credit card transactions. These transactions come with a higher interest rate and a cash advance fee. With most credit cards, you don't get a grace period to pay off the advance and avoid paying a fee. Most people think of a cash advance as using a credit card to get cash from an ATM. Your credit card issuer may treat other types of cash transactions as cash advances....
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The break out of what is a cash advance is useful. Seems it gets lost in the actual terms and conditions lenders include in the or... Read More
Saturday, 13 July 2019 03:18
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Saving Money by Reducing Food Waste

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Wasting food is money wasted. Follow these simple, environmentally-friendly tips to help reduce food waste and save moneyShop smart.While buying in bulk is convenient, it is more likely to lead to food waste. Frequent trips to the grocery store every few days, rather than one bulk shopping trip, can help to avoid buying more food than you need. Make a shopping list and stick to it. This will help you to buy only what you need. Store produce...
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Simple Ways my Family Saves Money Each Month

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Now that I am officially a family man, I have found that I have started to really look for ways for my family to save more money each month. I am sure other families feel this pinch and are constantly looking for ways to save money as well. While it is rare eliminating a single expense will give you control over your finances, you can usually save a lot of money by combining savings from several...
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What is Equity Research?

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As I wrote on what a bond rating is last month, I wanted to also write an overview of what equity research is as well. You may be familiar with what equity research is, some may not. Below is a high-level overview of what equity research is, and feel free to ask any follow up questions in the comments section below.Equity research is primarily focused on publicly traded stocks. The purpose of equity research is to...
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6 Things to Know Before You Buy a Car With Bad Credit

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There are plenty of companies that have no reservations about taking advantages of vulnerable consumers - like people buying a car with bad credit. If you're trying to buy a car and you don't have the best credit score, realize that your credit makes you a risky borrower, even if you can afford to purchase the vehicle. Here's what you should know as you're shopping around.You'll have a higher interest rate. The cost of borrowing money is directly tied...
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Wanderer
This is a reality check. What is real in auto loan refi's.
Saturday, 13 July 2019 03:20
Frank
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Monday, 26 August 2019 13:30
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