9 Foolproof Ways to Save on Homeowners Insurance

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9 Foolproof Ways to Save on Homeowners Insurance

9 Foolproof Ways to Save on Homeowners Insurance

Homeowners insurance is one of those things most of us rarely think about. It’s easy to put a policy in place and then forget about it — until it’s too late. But consider this: For most of us, our home is the most valuable thing we will ever own, and it is filled with things that typically take decades to... Read More

8 Home Improvement Projects That Pay Off Big

Personal Finance

8 Home Improvement Projects That Pay Off Big

8 Home Improvement Projects That Pay Off Big

For millions of Americans, a home will be the biggest investment of their lives. So, when it’s time to sell, it’s smart to take steps to optimize the return on that investment. With the real estate market on a steady climb back to solid ground, more people are feeling comfortable enough to explore the option of selling. If you’re... Read More

7 Obvious Money-Saving Tips People Often Forget

Personal Finance

7 Obvious Money-Saving Tips People Often Forget

7 Obvious Money-Saving Tips People Often Forget

It seems everyone is exploring new and novel ways to save money. But sometimes in our quest for fresh ideas, we forget the basics that served us so well in the past. When that happens, take a step back and brush up on those neglected, tried-and-true methods. Here are seven classic money-saving tips worth another look: 1.... Read More

8 Ways to Feel Rich When You’re Not

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8 Ways to Feel Rich When You’re Not

8 Ways to Feel Rich When You’re Not

At some point, most of us have been there, trying to stretch a small paycheck around bills that only seem to get bigger. And the often-parroted strategies for making ends meet are largely the same: buy secondhand, clip coupons, wait for sales, etc. But there’s more to life than just figuring out the best way... Read More

Is Your Financial Adviser Really Working for You?

Personal Finance

Is Your Financial Adviser Really Working for You?

Is Your Financial Adviser Really Working for You?

Several weeks ago, during a regular face-to-face chat about my Roth IRA investment choices, I asked my financial adviser if he’d be willing to sign a fiduciary pledge. I’d read a bit of the buzz about fiduciary pledges and the fiduciary duty behind them and knew just enough to be curious about my own adviser’s... Read More

7 Ways to Be More Productive in 2014

Personal Finance

7 Ways to Be More Productive in 2014

7 Ways to Be More Productive in 2014

Have you ever noticed that our to-do lists are getting longer, our distractions are getting more high-tech, but our days aren’t adding any more hours? Well, high demands require innovative solutions. If you need some creative strategies for getting more done in 2014, here are seven ways to power up and boost your productivity. 1. Create... Read More

8 Ways to Feel Rich on a Small Paycheck

Personal Finance

8 Ways to Feel Rich on a Small Paycheck

8 Ways to Feel Rich on a Small Paycheck

At one point or another most have been there: trying to stretch a small paycheck around bills that only seem to get bigger. And the often-parroted strategies for making ends meet are largely the same — buy secondhand, clip coupons, wait for sales, etc. But there’s more to life than just figuring out the best way... Read More

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