16 Tips to a Successful Yard Sale

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16 Tips to a Successful Yard Sale

16 Tips to a Successful Yard Sale

It’s an American classic: the yard sale. Or tag sale, garage sale, attic sale, porch sale, barn sale, junk sale, moving sale, and the ever-popular rummage sale. Sharing your household excess with others while making a pocketful of change is a tradition that’s been around for as long as people have been collecting clutter. But don’t make... Read More

5 Last-Minute Tax Tips That Will Save You Money

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5 Last-Minute Tax Tips That Will Save You Money

5 Last-Minute Tax Tips That Will Save You Money

The moment of truth is nearly upon those of us who waited to file our federal income taxes. Yes, this year the tax deadline is April 18 instead of the 15th — offering serious procrastinators a little reprieve. But the longer you wait, the more you increase the chance of making a mistake under pressure. Still,... Read More

4 Ways to Stay Organized in a Disorganized World

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4 Ways to Stay Organized in a Disorganized World

4 Ways to Stay Organized in a Disorganized World

“I’m working full-time at my job and part-time on my fortune.” – Jim Rohn about working two jobs. We both have two full-time jobs and our own business, which equates to us both having two full-time jobs. We do our full-time jobs during traditional daytime hours and manage our business early in the morning, at... Read More

How iPads Are Turning Us Into Better Tippers

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How iPads Are Turning Us Into Better Tippers

How iPads Are Turning Us Into Better Tippers

The amount of tip money people in the service industry take home relies on a remarkable number of variables, like perceived quality of the service provided, a customer’s tipping preferences, the service’s cost and the payment method. That last part — how the actual transaction happens — is having an increasingly significant impact on how... Read More

How a $2 Purchase Has Saved Me $600…and Counting

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How a $2 Purchase Has Saved Me $600…and Counting

How a $2 Purchase Has Saved Me $600…and Counting

It’s nothing special, and it’s certainly not high-tech. But a $2 binder has saved me over $600 in the last year alone. I use this binder to save receipts and warranty information for major purchases. It came in handy recently when our water heater started leaking. I immediately assumed we would have to spring for... Read More

Rebuilding Damaged Credit After Your Spouse Dies

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Rebuilding Damaged Credit After Your Spouse Dies

Rebuilding Damaged Credit After Your Spouse Dies

Recently we at Credit.com received a cautionary tale about the lasting impacts of bad financial decisions. Reader Rebecca wrote in to tell us that even though her husband passed away four years ago, her finances still have not recovered from the mess he left behind. “We were married for 21 years,” and in that time,... Read More

3 Credit Card Behaviors You Should Avoid

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3 Credit Card Behaviors You Should Avoid

3 Credit Card Behaviors You Should Avoid

Managing all aspects of household finances isn’t always easy for the average consumer, and one area where many make missteps is in dealing with their credit cards. Fortunately, some problems are more common than others, and are therefore easier to avoid as well. One of the easiest ways consumers can see their credit card use... Read More

Mega Millions Madness: Money Pros Weigh In

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Mega Millions Madness: Money Pros Weigh In

Mega Millions Madness: Money Pros Weigh In

Let’s face it. When it comes to things like lottery jackpots, personal finance experts and writers tend to be wet rags. We usually put lottery ticket purchases in the same category of money sins as bottled water or spending $5 for a cup of coffee that can be brewed at home for 25 cents. But... Read More

Money Rules for Life: Borrow Less Than You Can Afford

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Money Rules for Life: Borrow Less Than You Can Afford

Money Rules for Life: Borrow Less Than You Can Afford

Mary Hunt, an author famous for her book and newsletter “Debt-Proof Living,” is known for helping people get out of debt. But that doesn’t mean Hunt believes debt is necessarily bad. It’s all about having the right amount: Enough to build a decent credit rating, but not so much that it swamps your monthly finances.... Read More

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