10 Reasons to Get Life Insurance

Personal Finance

10 Reasons to Get Life Insurance

10 Reasons to Get Life Insurance

Life insurance can be an important part of your financial planning. Many don’t even know why they might need life insurance. Luckily, there are tools to help answer your questions about this important decision. In order to determine how much life insurance you may need, it’s a good idea to know exactly why you are buying… Read More

These Interns Make More Money Than the Average U.S. Family

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These Interns Make More Money Than the Average U.S. Family

These Interns Make More Money Than the Average U.S. Family

Unpaid internships are controversial — sometimes illegal — and the issue generated a lot of buzz earlier this year when publisher Conde Nast settled a lawsuit brought on by its unpaid interns. Employers have to abide by Department of Labor internship laws when attempting to use such workers, which are crucial to protecting thousands of career… Read More

The Most Expensive Private Colleges in America

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The Most Expensive Private Colleges in America

The Most Expensive Private Colleges in America

Students looking at very specialized schools are likely to have very high tuition bills. New data from the Department of Education ranks the most and least costly institutions of higher education, and when it comes to four-year, private schools, the top of the expensive list is dominated by art schools. Scores of private universities charge… Read More

9 Hotel Gotchas

Personal Finance

9 Hotel Gotchas

9 Hotel Gotchas

When you check into a hotel, don’t set let scam artists or misbehaving companies check into your wallet. It’s summer travel season, and that means vacations, road trips and hotel stays. It also means you’ll be facing a minefield of gotchas. So don’t let your healthy skepticism go on vacation when you do. There’s ripoffs,… Read More

Why the Average Affair Costs $2,600

Personal Finance

Why the Average Affair Costs $2,600

Why the Average Affair Costs $2,600

Beyond the emotional toll of extramarital affairs, philanderers and their families pay a large price for adultery. About $2,664, to be exact. That’s the cost of an average affair, according to a study from VoucherCloud. The data is based on surveys of 2,645 Americans 25 years and older who have been married to their current… Read More

10 Places With the Best Property Tax Value

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10 Places With the Best Property Tax Value

10 Places With the Best Property Tax Value

Property taxes are an additional expense homeowners must factor into their budgets. But the idea is in return they get certain services – like public safety and public schools. A recent study released by financial technology company SmartAsset states the nearly 100,000 people living in the Georgia’s Floyd County are getting the best deal on property taxes… Read More

10 Ways to Buy a Car for Less

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10 Ways to Buy a Car for Less

10 Ways to Buy a Car for Less

After a house, a vehicle is probably the biggest purchase you’ll make. Unfortunately, while your house might appreciate – that is, gain value over time – your car will eventually turn into a nearly worthless hunk of metal, plastic and upholstery. Rather than pour oodles of cash into something whose value is going to drop like a… Read More

10 Ways to Get Free Lodging

Personal Finance

10 Ways to Get Free Lodging

10 Ways to Get Free Lodging

It’s summertime, and vacations are in full swing. Unfortunately, the cost of travel isn’t getting any lower. And lodging is one of the more expensive items on the list. But wouldn’t it be nice to eradicate that hefty travel expense? This may sound like a stretch, but it’s totally possible. Here are some ways to do… Read More

5 Mistakes That Can Doom Your Budget

Personal Finance

5 Mistakes That Can Doom Your Budget

5 Mistakes That Can Doom Your Budget

Making a budget is a great idea, but requires some action to make it happen. Sticking to that budget is just as important to financial success and also requires work. But budgets with oversights can make your hard work useless. To ensure that your budget is realistic and worthwhile, be sure to avoid these common… Read More

How Some Divorced Parents Hurt Their Credit

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How Some Divorced Parents Hurt Their Credit

How Some Divorced Parents Hurt Their Credit

When parents fall behind on their child support payments, they may be surprised to learn those delinquent payments can appear on their credit reports. What does that mean for their credit scores? A Credit.com reader asks: I recently pulled my reports and was shocked to see the State of MO is listing my child support… Read More

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