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How Much Life Insurance Do You Really Need?

by Stephanie Colestock

Deciding how much life insurance to buy is a tricky decision. Your needs and those of your family have so many variables that it’s hard to establish a set guideline. There are a few guidelines, however, to use when calculating your own coverage amount. These guidelines can help you come to a good number that […]

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5 Budget Categories to Create the Best Budget

by Luke Landes
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Creating a budget can be a challenge. How exactly do we go about categorizing our spending? Here we show you how to create the perfect spending plan using just 5 high level budget categories. When I started my first real budget as an adult, the concept was not difficult. I knew I had to track […]

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How to Sell Your Car Fast and For Top Dollar

by Kevin Mercadante
Selling a Car

Trading in your car at the dealer is guaranteed to lose you money. Yet many opt for this route because it’s easy. The better approach, however, is to sell your car yourself. You’ll get more money, and it’s easier than many think. Here’s how to sell your car fast and for top dollar. In this […]

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How to Finally Get Out of Debt

by Luke Landes
Climbing Out of debt

Getting out of debt is key to financial freedom. Being debt free gives you great financial flexibility. Paying off those debts, however, can be a struggle. Here we provide a comprehensive guide on how to get out of debt for good. Along with losing weight, getting out of debt is probably the most popular goal […]

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FutureAdvisor Review 2017: What Can It Do For You?

by Adam Luehrs

Investing isn’t always easy. Sometimes you need a friendly guide to point you toward opportunities and help you keep things organized. Sometimes that friendly guide is a robot. This is the premise of a service called FutureAdvisor. The company essentially provides a robo-advisor that offers automated portfolio management, which users can access online. FutureAdvisor uses […]

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10 Tips For Buying a Rental Property

by Sasha

Editor’s Note: This is an article written by Sasha, a former Consumerism Commentary staff writer. In 2007, Sasha shared her experiences with purchasing and managing residential rental properties and the lessons learned. We published these articles in a series of ten. I’ve re-edited the pieces and consolidated the great advice into one article. Looking to […]

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What to Do if You Have a Bad 401(k) at Work

by Kevin Mercadante
Bad 401(k)

Do you ever have a sense that you have a bad 401(k) at work? If you do, you’re not alone. While a lot of employers have 401(k) plans, many of those plans are average or worse. But if you are in such a plan, you do have options. First we’ll look at how to evaluate […]

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How to Sell Just About Anything on Amazon.com

by Luke Landes
Used Books on Amazon

Selling books and other items on Amazon is a tried and tested way to get rid of stuff around your home. You can even start a side business selling on Amazon.If you’ve been an Amazon fan from the beginning, you know used books is what got the company started. Of course, you can now buy […]

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Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa® Card Review

by Aaron Pinkston

Are you looking for a credit card that will reward you whether you’re purchasing a pack of gum or buying a diamond ring? The Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa® Card may be just that card with its 1.5 percent cash back on every purchase. The card also provides an impressive signup bonus that will leave you […]

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Ten Tips For Cutting Car Insurance Expenses

by Stephanie Colestock

Car costs got you down? Between maintenance, gas, and insurance coverage, having a personal vehicle is no small expense. Well, the inimitable Suze Orman offers up ten tips for keeping car insurance costs down. These are especially helpful in a world where gas prices and maintenance expenses continue to climb. Here’s the short version: Boost […]

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