5 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent
5 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent
on March 14, 2012

Tired of spending frustrating hours online booking flights with no certainty you’ll end up with the best deal? Maybe it’s time for a blast from the past.

4 Things to Know About Peer Lending
4 Things to Know About Peer Lending
on March 14, 2012

Tired of earning next to nothing on your savings? Meet someone making 13 percent by simply doing what the bank does.

Can the Tooth Fairy Predict the Economy?
Can the Tooth Fairy Predict the Economy?
on March 13, 2012

A dental insurer believes “the value of a lost tooth is closely related to the U.S. economy.” But the going rate for lost baby teeth dropped 42 cents in the past year. Maybe the tooth fairy expects another recession?

5 Tips for Finding Work When You’re Over 50
5 Tips for Finding Work When You’re Over 50
on March 12, 2012

Feel like your age and experience disqualify you from jobs? Maybe the problem is your perspective, or at least the employer’s – learn to take the qualities that come with age and turn them into work-finding assets.

7 Things to Know Before You Join a Clinical Trial
7 Things to Know Before You Join a Clinical Trial
on March 9, 2012

Clinical trials can earn you hundreds or even thousands. But they aren’t necessarily easy to get into – or through. Here are some details from those in the industry.

6 Steps to Pay Less for Car Insurance
6 Steps to Pay Less for Car Insurance
on March 7, 2012

Since you’re paying more for gas, maybe it’s time to save on another expensive part of the driving experience: insurance.

7 Top Scams and How to Avoid Them
7 Top Scams and How to Avoid Them
on March 5, 2012

It’s National Consumer Protection Week: the perfect time to familiarize yourself with today’s most common scams so you can avoid becoming a victim.

Starting Your Own Business? 3 Resources You Need to Know
Starting Your Own Business? 3 Resources You Need to Know
on March 2, 2012

You can start a business with a little money, a lot of hard work, and relentless optimism. But if you want to succeed with minimum cost and effort, take advantage of every entrepreneurial resource available. Here are some big ones…

8 Weird Ways to Make Extra Money
8 Weird Ways to Make Extra Money
on February 29, 2012

Need money? From writing messages on your lips to selling bodily fluids, these days there’s almost no limit to the ways you can turn a buck.

Are Student Loans the Next Debt Crisis? 6 Ways to Stay Out of Trouble
Are Student Loans the Next Debt Crisis? 6 Ways to Stay Out of Trouble
on February 28, 2012

Last year, student loans surpassed credit cards as the largest consumer debt. Now lawyers are suggesting they may lead to the next economic crisis.

Tax Hacks 2012: 7 Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund
Tax Hacks 2012: 7 Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund
on February 27, 2012

Tax refunds are the only windfall many people ever see, and year after year there’s a big temptation to blow it all on something fun. Nothing wrong with that if your finances are in order, but if not, there are better ideas.

11 Luxuries People THINK the Richest 1 Percent Have
11 Luxuries People THINK the Richest 1 Percent Have
on February 27, 2012

How rich is “rich”? Most Americans believe the top 1 percent earn $1 million and up. But it’s a whole lot less.

Tax Hacks 2012: 10 Tips to Avoid an Audit
Tax Hacks 2012: 10 Tips to Avoid an Audit
on February 24, 2012

There’s no surefire way to avoid the nightmare millions of taxpayers fear: an IRS audit. But there are a lot of ways to reduce the risk.

Job Interviewing: 8 Things to Do and 8 Things to Avoid
Job Interviewing: 8 Things to Do and 8 Things to Avoid
on February 24, 2012

If you’re out of work, job prospects may look grim. But hey, at least you aren’t the guy getting arrested during an interview. Here’s some advice, including what to avoid.

5 Tips for Writing a Terrific Cover Letter
5 Tips for Writing a Terrific Cover Letter
on February 23, 2012

A resume should say, “I did this stuff.” A cover letter should say, “I can do everything you need, and here’s why.”

Tax Hacks 2012: 11 Common Mistakes That Can Cost You
Tax Hacks 2012: 11 Common Mistakes That Can Cost You
on February 22, 2012

Taxes are complicated and you’re in a hurry: a recipe for error. Mistakes happen – but avoid the obvious ones to maximize the money and minimize the wait.

Tax Hacks 2012 – Profile of the American Tax Cheat
Tax Hacks 2012 – Profile of the American Tax Cheat
on February 20, 2012

According to the IRS, Uncle Sam misses out on $450 billion every year due to honest mistakes and dishonest taxpayers. One recent survey offers a profile of the type of person most likely to cheat on their taxes. If you don’t fit the bill, you probably know someone who does.

The Latest Way to Save on Airfare: Crowdsourcing
The Latest Way to Save on Airfare: Crowdsourcing
on February 20, 2012

First there were the airlines’ websites, then cheap airfare sites that aggregated those. Those sites became more useful over time, but something new is even more flexible: a competitive, human-powered search called FlightFox.

Tax Hacks 2012: Kiss Refund Loans Goodbye
Tax Hacks 2012: Kiss Refund Loans Goodbye
on February 17, 2012

Another awful “tax product” is finally getting flushed down the drain – this is the last year any major tax prep service will offer refund anticipation loans, which come with fees equivalent to 150 percent interest rates.

Tax Hacks 2012: 3 Ways to Supercharge Your Refund
Tax Hacks 2012: 3 Ways to Supercharge Your Refund
on February 15, 2012

Getting a fat check from Uncle Sam is nice, but using it to create a bigger refund check next year is even nicer.

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