How We Saved Enough Money for a Down Payment on a House

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We’ve owned our house for nearly 6 years now, which is pretty unbelievable. It doesn’t sound like an incredibly long time, but over the course of those six years, a lot has happened. Our daughter was born just a few months before we moved into the house, so it was a pretty crazy time in […]

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5 Pieces of Finance Software that Will Change Your Life

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As we begin to recover from the financial crisis, there are more and more opportunities becoming available to us to help us with our financial planing. Whether it’s sponsored programs by our local banks or even apps, the digital age is here to help us with our finances. Whether you know where every penny is […]

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Zenbanx is the Follow Up to Arkadi Kuhlmann’s Revolutionary ING Direct

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If you’ve ever read anything on this site, then you probably know how much we love(d) ING Direct, the ultimate game changer in online banking, online savings accounts, and online money management. Day to day, not a ton has changed since their purchase by and renaming to Capital One 360, but for many of us […]

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Is Mobile Banking Set to Go Big in 2015?

Is 2015 the year that everyone banks on their phones? I don’t have stats to show it, but my gut feeling is that a lot of people already do. There’s not much to worry about (as long as you use common sense), and since there’s so much upside — checking your balances, making payments, depositing […]

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How to Save Money on Your Electricity Bill Every Month

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It seems like bills never stop arriving in your mailbox. If you are looking for ways to lower some of your more expensive bills, you might try learning more about how to save money on your electric bill each month. Your electricity is an expense that you can’t get rid of, but it is possible […]

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Retire a Millionaire

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I was speaking with a financial advisor but not at his office. It was at a party where there was lots of informal chit-chat over a nip of the grape. One thing he said to me and some others standing close by was meant as humor, a joke. It was “People sometimes ask me, How […]

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Antoine Walker, NBA Star, On Blowing $110 Million

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Professional athletes tend to make a lot — and often lose a lot — of money. For many, it’s because they come into it quickly. They may not have ever had much to begin with. Others make poor investments. And others blow it all, then have the IRS on their tails. For Antoine Walker, the former […]

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