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Here’s How Much Your Insurance Goes Up After an Accident
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Planning to file a claim with your auto insurance? If so, you should brace yourself for higher premiums. This warning comes courtesy of a joint study between InsuranceQuotes and Quadrant Information Services. According to the data, drivers who made claims in 2016 saw their policy premiums increase by an average of 44.1%. The study looked at the […]

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Eight Ways to Use Expiring Produce
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Knocking money off your grocery bill may not be easy, but it can be done. By using coupons, planning your meals, and shopping regular sales, it’s not that hard to whittle your food bill down a notch or two. Still, you can often save even more with a very basic technique: Reducing food waste. By […]

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Here’s How Much the Average American Pays in Interest Each Year
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From the moment we’re born, we’re taught that borrowing money is normal and, dare I say it, expected. From mortgages to car loans to $700 smartphones we pay for over 24 months, we’re taught to spread the pain of our purchases over the course of many months or years. Obviously, this mindset isn’t always bad. With housing […]

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Eight Money Mistakes the Middle Class Keeps Making
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About half of Americans lived in middle-income households in 2014, according to Pew Research. This demographic includes families with incomes two-thirds to double the U.S. median household income – or those earning between $42,000 and $125,000 (with cost-of-living adjustments for expensive metropolitan areas). America’s middle class includes teachers, firefighters, and plumbers, but also engineers, construction managers, and […]

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Here’s What Our $150-a-Week Grocery Budget and Meal Plan Looks Like in Real Life
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When my husband and I got serious about our finances years ago, our food spending was out of control. We were just two people and a baby at the time, yet we were inhaling $1,000 in food each month – and sometimes more. One fix for our food spending woes was simple: We were dining out […]

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What NOT to Do When Selling Your Home
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I’ll never forget an open house I visited in 2008. I asked our realtor to look around for some larger homes – possibly a two-story deal or a roomy ranch with a basement. I was thrilled when she came up with a list of six homes for us to see in one day — one […]

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14 Savings Hacks That Don’t Always Work
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Have you ever jumped through hoops to save money, only to find you paid more – or, wasted a bunch of time? Maybe you misread the terms on a coupon, signed up for a fake or deceptive promotion, or just made a poor decision. Either way, it’s frustrating when you discover your money-saving efforts weren’t […]

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An Advanced Degree Can Help You Earn More Money – and Spend It All, If You’re Not Careful
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For many college graduates, an advanced degree is a one-way ticket to earning more. By working beyond a bachelor’s degree, new graduates can climb the corporate ladder, move into middle or upper management, and perhaps score a higher-ranking position at a new firm. While not all jobs that require advanced degrees pay enough to justify […]

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10 Friends Who Will Ruin Your Finances If You Let Them
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We’ve always heard a good friend is “worth their weight in gold.” But is that always true? With some friends, absolutely. A good friend can be there for you when times are tough, help you celebrate when times are good, and make your day-to-day life a lot more fun. Unfortunately, not all “good friends” are good with money. […]

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How Comprehensive Insurance Saved Me From a ‘Bad Gas’ Nightmare
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On Jan, 6 of this year, something crazy happened to us that I’ll never forget. After finishing up a week in Puerto Rico for winter break, we were driving home to Noblesville, Ind., from Chicago O’Hare airport when all hell broke loose. Our kids were watching movies in the back of the car when my husband […]

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13 Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Rotisserie Chicken
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Whether you ran out of time to make dinner, have a hankering for barbecued meat, or simply don’t want to cook, a rotisserie chicken could be the lifeline you’re looking for. With these skewered delights, you get a main course that’s smoking hot and ready to eat without having to do any cooking yourself. Costco’s rotisserie […]

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