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21 Best Paid Survey Sites

by Abby Hayes

It’s possible to make good money from home taking online surveys. To help, we’ve assembled 21 of the best paid survey sites. Have you been looking for an easy, low-lift way to make money online? Paid survey sites are a popular option. There are literally hundreds of these sites around, though not all of them […]

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How to Use Rent Payments to Improve Your Credit

by Kevin Mercadante

Using rent payments to improve your credit is now easier than ever. We cover the websites that can help you report your rent to credit bureaus. If you’re among the 36.6 percent of US households that rent, you’re probably missing out on the single biggest credit reference: Your rent payment! Traditionally, the only way that your […]

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3 Quicken Alternatives Now that Quicken Online is Dead

by Abby Hayes

Quicken online is gone. But there are plenty of great options. Here are the three best Quicken alternatives (and #1 is totally free). Not all that long ago, Quicken was the leading giant in the personal financial planning market. It did everything you could want in a software. Then, Quicken one-upped itself by launching Quicken […]

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The 4 Best Meal Plan Services (and cheapest, too)

by Abby Hayes

The best meal plan services don’t have to be expensive. Here are the best and cheapest meal plan delivery services. We’re all busy these days. And that sometimes translates into too much eating out. Or maybe for you it means meal-planning burnout. In an effort to save mental energy, you just make the save handful […]

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How to Order Your Free Chex System Report

by Christina Castle

Your ChexSystems Report is a record of how you’ve managed checking and other bank accounts. Here we cover everything you need to know about ChexSystems. Have you ever wondered about your relationship with your bank? Strange question, right? What about your relationships with your ex-banks? That’s a bit bizarre to think about. But once a […]

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Best Online Brokers of 2017

by Michael Pruser

Let’s get this out of the way. There is no one best online discount broker for everybody. What will be the best choice for you will depend on many factors. And what works for you may not be the ideal option for somebody else. We’ve used a number of brokers, including Scottrade, Ally Invest, OptionsHouse, […]

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How to Switch Banks the Easy Way

by Luke Landes

Switching banks doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Here’s how to change banks the easy way (and we’ve included a downloadable checklist) With some banks changing their policies to be less consumer-oriented, I’ve received several questions about the logistics of switching banks. In previous decades, closing your account at one bank and opening an account […]

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Review of Republic Wireless | Is it Too Good to be True?

by Adam Luehrs

Republic Wireless claims to offer excellent phones and service at rock bottom prices. In this Republic Wireless review, we put these claims to the test. Mobile devices were supposed to free us from the tethers of landlines. Unfortunately, many wireless plans can leave us tethered to expensive contracts and oppressive terms. This is why contract-free […]

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6 Ways Your Bank is Ripping You Off

by Richard Barrington

Banks not very popular institutions. Fairly or unfairly, the prevailing impression many folks have is that bankers are fat cats who make their fortunes at the expense of ordinary people. So here is how to choose a bank while avoiding being ripped off. However, instead of being mad at bankers, perhaps consumers should be mad […]

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The Best Term Life Insurance Companies

by Abby Hayes

There can be a lot to consider when shopping for life insurance. Cost and ease of application might sway your initial decision but does that make it the best choice? When it comes to life insurance, things seem so complicated that you may not feel like shopping around. Maybe you just take the policy your […]

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