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A Beginner’s Guide to Credit Card Rewards

The following is a guest post by Kevin McKee, co-founder of Reward Boost. I am amazed at how many people are not taking advantage of credit card rewards programs. I recently talked with someone who thought credit card rewards were a scam and could never be redeemed. I’ve talked to others who aren’t even aware […]

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Dollars and Cents: Losing My Job, What’s My Priority?

It’s time for another edition of Dollar and Cents. This is where I answer one of your questions. If you have a question, either use the contact form on the blog or use my Facebook Fanpage. Here’s today’s question: I have recently found out our plant will be closing in about 12 months. I have […]

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How My Grandmother’s 1998 Chevy Lumina Made Me Over $2 Million Dollars

She was my pride and joy. A champagne colored 4 door ’98 Chevy Lumina Sedan that was suitable for a grandmother to drive. In fact, one did – mine.  My “Nanny” to be exact. Before the Lumina I drove a 4 door ’96 red Pontiac Grand-Am. (Guess I had some weird obsession for 4 doors, […]

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Getting Out of Debt with the Highest CD Rates

This is a guest post from J.B. of ConsumerBoomer.com A new jobs report is set to be issued here in the United States and it will show whether or not we’ve added jobs. More importantly, it will show whether or not we’ve added enough jobs to make a difference within the current economic crisis. Our […]

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How to Join the New Generation of Confident Investors (Even With Only $100)

This is a guest post by Joel Zaslofsky of ValueofSimple.com It’s a sad and unsurprising truth. Not all of us can have Jeff Rose as our pocket financial mentor. After all, he has limited time, energy, resources, and attention… just like the rest of us. But the happy – and shocking – truth is that […]

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Raising Kids These Days Ain’t Cheap

Kids these days! They can be so expensive! Raising a child gets more expensive every year. Not only does inflation take its toll, but there always seems to be another activity to do. The older your children get, the more they are likely to cost (well, once you get them out of the initial “baby” […]

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Dollars and Cents: Can You Have a Roth 401k and Roth IRA at the Same Time?

It’s time for another edition of Dollar and Cents. This is where I answer one of your questions. If you have a question, either use the contact form on the blog or use my Facebook Fanpage. Dear Jeff: – Is it possible to have a Roth 401k and a Roth IRA at the same time? […]

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How to Add Real Estate to Your Investment Portfolio

This is a guest post by Brandon Turner from BiggerPockets.com There are a lot of ways to retire wealthy. Stocks, mutual funds, building businesses, and numerous other “investment vehicles” that you can take to get you to a relaxing and wealthy retirement. However, while most professionals understand that saving a good portion of your paycheck […]

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How to Double Your Money In the Stock Market (with no Risk!)

It’s time for another edition of Dollar and Cents. This is where I answer one of your questions. If you have a question, either use the contact form on the blog or use my Facebook Fanpage. I ran across one of your articles via Google and wanted to inquire your thoughts on what a first […]

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19 Ways to Talk to Your Kids About Debt

I bet you could you qualify for a credit card with a 0% introductory rate. At the time I was craving a flat screen TV. I had just started my career as a financial advisor and even though I wasn’t making jack, I began giving myself the “entitlement pep talk”. You know. The “I’ve worked […]

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The 10 Best Low Risk Investments for High Return

The first time I stood at the top of the high dive at the rec center pool, I was a nervous wreck. I never realized how afraid of heights I was until that moment. For many that have never invested before, they feel this same apprehensive feeling. With the rising cost of living, it’s imperative […]

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Don’t Overlook Insurance For Your Small Business Retirement Plan

This is a guest post by the ChamberofCommerce.com. Once your small business is off the ground, you may want to start investing in your company’s future and set up a retirement plan for you and your employees. While tax-advantaged retirement plans like the SEP IRA, pension, or 401(k) are all decent choices for retirement savings, […]

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