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Home Tips

How to Save Big Bucks on Home Repair

One broken appliance can set your budget on edge. A pattern of plumbing, electrical or building problems may put you in the modern equivalent of a poor house.

Small Business

Sold! How to Close a Sale

You are meeting with a client, an individual whose decision-making authority can open doors for your business. If this person accepts your product pitch, you will have your foot in the door. Moreover, even greater business opportunities are possible.

Consumer Tips

What You Should Know About Timeshares

A timeshare describes jointly owned property that is typically used as a vacation home and allows the owners to use it at certain times of the year. Timeshares rose in importance in the 1970s and have been part of the US vacation fabric since then.

The Game of Life

5 Fun & Easy Ways to Raise Money

If you need to raise money for a church mission trip or to support a community organization, you have a number of options available to you. These options include events that can be held in one day or projects that can take weeks or even months to complete.

Small Business

10 Employee Perks That Won’t Cost You a Cent

As a small business owner, you can’t possibly compete with the big guys. Not on salary. Nor on benefits.

Consumer Tips

14 Ways to Save on Water This Summer

It is going to be a long, hot summer, but that is not anything new. What is new are the advanced restrictions your town has placed on water usage, mandating water bans and increasing usage costs to help consumers make more efficient choices.

Small Business

How to Create a Highly Desirable Work Culture

Many of us want to work at a place where we are appreciated. Unfortunately, that desire is often not met. Instead, we find ourselves working at a job because we have to, not because we want to.

Retirement

The Where and the How of Senior Discounts

The later years of your life should be enjoyable as well as comfortable. For many seniors, however, funds are tight and their health is on the decline.

Fun Stuff

15 Tips to Help You Save Money

It is the goal of many Americans to save money. Unfortunately, we often are deeply in debt, not making enough money and have tastes that far exceed our budget.

Mobile Devices

How to Trim Your Cell Phone Bill

Most adults in the world now have cell phones, a ubiquitous tool that is used in the teeming cities of Asia to the outback of Australia. As long as you have a phone and a connection you are good to go and are able to stay in contact with people the world over.

Insurance

Insurance and Why You Need It

If you own a car you need insurance. If you own a house you need insurance. If you have health problems, you need insurance.

Consumer Tips

7 Simple Secrets for Saving More Money

Few of us have much money to spare, as we attempt to live within our means on what we make. With money so tight it is imperative that we find ways to save what we earn or we may soon find ourselves unable to provide even the basic necessities for our loved ones.

Loans

Personal Loans and How to Get One

Borrowing money isn’t difficult to do. It just so happens that the easiest ways for going into debt, such as a taking on a credit card cash advance or a payday loan, also come with the worst financing terms. Rely on either form of debt and you’ll be caught in a cycle of borrowing — and impoverished for it.

Fun Stuff

Cool Father’s Day Gift and Celebration Ideas

Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday of June, the day when dads are honored by their wives and children. Most years Dad can expect a tie, a new grill, or maybe a day out at the ballpark.