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The Best Cash Back Credit Cards of 2017

by Luke Landes

Cash back credit cards can help consumers practice responsible spending while earning a little extra for their efforts when used properly. The days of earning 5 percent cash back on all credit card purchases may be just a memory, but the smart use of credit cards can still be profitable for diligent consumers. You may […]

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4 Tips for Teaching Kids About Money

by Luke Landes
teaching kids about money

According to the USDA’s latest calculations, a middle class American family will spend about $233,610 raising a child born in 2015 to age 18. And that doesn’t count college. Personally, I think these figures are a bit overblown. But the bottom line is that kids are expensive. So we parents are worrying about where we’re […]

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Verizon Unlimited Data Plan Review

by Michael Pruser
verizon unlimited data plan review

Americans are spending more time than ever on their cell phones.  Ironically, the time is not spent talking. Rather, its spent online and texting friends and family. This means that the more important part of your cell phone plan isn’t the talk time, but the data and the reliability. Earlier this year Verizon decided to […]

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11 Reasons to Sell Your Business

by Luke Landes
Reasons to Sell Your Business

People become entrepreneurs for a variety of reasons. Maybe you just stumbled into starting your own business when you built a blog that started making money. Or maybe you inherited a family business, or started a business intentionally. Whatever your reasons for starting and running a business, it’s a good idea to consider your exit […]

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How to Lower Your Medical Bills When You Have No Insurance

by Adam Luehrs
Medical Bills

Health care costs go up every year. But you don’t need to be stuck with a big bill. Here are 5 ways to lower your medical bills. A visit to a doctor or hospital can be stressful if you don’t have health insurance. Even insurance with a high deductible can make any visit an expensive […]

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How to Calculate Your Net Worth

by Luke Landes

A step-by-step guide on how to calculate your net worth. The article also includes tools and templates to help you automate the process. Calculating your net worth can be a bit tricky. But it’s a worthwhile exercise, especially if you’re trying to meet certain financial goals. Figuring out your net worth for the first time […]

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How to Save Money on Groceries Without Skimping on Flavor

by Adam Luehrs
save on groceries

A flavorful life doesn’t have to cost a fortune. People who enjoy cooking and baking can often feel overwhelmed by the cost of groceries. Millennials get a lot of flak for their love of pricey avocado toast and other expensive culinary habits. However, the reality is that even just buying groceries for simple meals can add up […]

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33 of the Best Work From Home Jobs (That Are Legitimate)

by Abby Hayes
work from home jobs

A reader recently wrote in asking about part-time, work from home jobs. After all, wouldn’t it be great to bring some extra money in without worrying about a commute, needing to find childcare, or having it interfere with your other job(s)? So we put together this list of some of the best work from jobs […]

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Military Education Benefits

by Mark Hull
Education benefits in the military

Next to a love of country, a major draw to joining the military is the education benefits. The Servicemember’s Readjustment Act of 1944 expanded the American middle class by offering returning World War II veterans a chance to get a college education. Today, service members are still using those same education benefits they’ve earned through service. […]

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Six Steps to Starting Your Own Business

by Luke Landes

Many people dream about running their own business. You know, working for themselves, not having to answer to someone else’s rules, not having to rely on someone else for income, making their own hours, and not getting this hated retort: “You should just be happy to have a job.” The dreamer who wishes for an […]

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