7 Ways to Avoid a Painful Dentist Bill

Managing Debt

7 Ways to Avoid a Painful Dentist Bill

7 Ways to Avoid a Painful Dentist Bill

A trip to the dentist can result in a big bill you hadn’t budgeted for. Or maybe things have been so tight that after you’ve paid other bills, dental care doesn’t even make the list. While cleanings, check-ups and X-rays have fairly predictable costs, any problems detected may result in significant bills. We did a bit… Read More

5 Credit Cards With No Spending Limit

Credit Cards

5 Credit Cards With No Spending Limit

5 Credit Cards With No Spending Limit

Life can be unpredictable, and you never know what you may need to spend money on tomorrow. For example, homeowners may be forced to make costly repairs, and business owners may have to take an expensive trip with very short notice. In these situations, you may suddenly need more spending power on your credit cards than… Read More

How Much Rent Can I Afford?

Personal Finance

How Much Rent Can I Afford?

How Much Rent Can I Afford?

When with one of my friends recently, I walked past a building covered in “for rent” signs from a property management group in Chicago, where we live. “Oh, hey, it’s the company that robs me blind every month,” my friend muttered as she saw the logo. A lot of people feel that way when it… Read More

Should You Ever Pay Cash for a Home?

Mortgages

Should You Ever Pay Cash for a Home?

Should You Ever Pay Cash for a Home?

While some of us may be struggling just to afford a down payment, there are people out there who are paying for their homes in full in cash. Finding a great property and forgoing all the bank paperwork and loan repayments may seem like a dream, but it can, in fact, be a mixed blessing…. Read More

The 10 Worst Places for Car Thefts

Auto Loans

The 10 Worst Places for Car Thefts

The 10 Worst Places for Car Thefts

Anyone who drives has had that feeling: You walk out to a large parking lot or garage after a few hours away, and you have no idea where your car is. You start talking to yourself, falling into a pit of self-doubt: “It was over there, right? I swear I parked in 4F. Oh no,… Read More

8 Ways Organizing Your Fridge Can Save You Money

Personal Finance

8 Ways Organizing Your Fridge Can Save You Money

8 Ways Organizing Your Fridge Can Save You Money

How you arrange your refrigerator can affect how food tastes and how long it keeps. So investing a little time into organizing the fridge can spare you from losing money to spoiled food — and extra trips to the grocery store. Fortunately, implementing the following tips will cost you only a few minutes. 1. Keep Produce at Eye Level The… Read More

How Much Equity Do I Need to Refinance?

Mortgages

How Much Equity Do I Need to Refinance?

How Much Equity Do I Need to Refinance?

When you own a home, you often have a mortgage. But the interest rate you secure when you take out your mortgage doesn’t have to be forever. A refinance can secure you a better rate or different mortgage terms. Figuring out if a refinance is right for you requires the consideration of several factors. These range from… Read More

4 Ways Being Forgetful Can Raise Your Car Insurance Rates

Auto Loans

4 Ways Being Forgetful Can Raise Your Car Insurance Rates

4 Ways Being Forgetful Can Raise Your Car Insurance Rates

This post is a part of a series on how your driving behaviors can affect your car insurance rates. You can read the first story How Much Will a Ticket Raise My Car Insurance? here. Where you parked your car. Replacing the toilet paper roll. Stopping at the store on the way home to grab… Read More

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