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Do You Fly or Drive on Summer Vacation?

Here's an interesting piece from MSN Money about the costs associated with flying versus driving on vacation. Which is "better"? The summary: driving is usually cheaper but flying will save you time. We mostly drive. […]

Another Good Experience

Remember when I went to my car dealership for a quick repair and they saved me $90 by being honest? When I was there, they tightened up the heat shield that was rattling under my car. A week later, it was rattling again (or maybe it was a different one -- they didn't say.) So I made an appointment, went in, and had them fix it. When I got to the cashier's desk, there was no charge. […]

How to Market Yourself into a Job

This piece from Yahoo suggests how to sell yourself during the job hunt process reminded me that finding a job is all about marketing (or selling, if you prefer) yourself correctly. How so? Consider these points: The employer is looking for a product. […]

Managing Student Loans: 5 Ways to Make Repayment Less Painful

The following is a guest post from Nicole White, who writes at Web Design Schools Guide. Whether you went to an Ivy League school or a small state college, school loans can take a heavy toll on your finances post-graduation. […]

Help a Reader: Rent Deposit

Here's a question I recently received from a reader: I am planning to move apartments in the upcoming months. I wanted to get lower rent for more space so I was planning on renting a townhouse from a local landlord rather than a rental company. […]

Best of Money Carnival Up Now

The Best of Money Carnival #4 is up at Bargain Babe. As usual, it features the 10 best money posts from the last week. Check it out if you want some good stuff on money. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, FREE Online Money Management Tools. […]

Examples of People Who Have Turned Their Hobbies into Incomes

I've listed turning your hobby into an income as one of my top ideas for making more money. And I've even suggested three steps you can take to make money from your hobby. But what I like best are examples of how people turned their hobbies into money making ventures. That's why I had to post on this piece from Yahoo. […]

The Best Way to Maximize Your Investment Return

For daily tips and ideas on how to grow your net worth, subscribe to Free Money Finance using this link. There are three basic variables that impact the total return your investments generate. They are: Amount saved -- The amount of money you save every year. Return rate -- The rate at which your money grows. Time -- The number of years that your money is allowed to grow. […]

Exit Strategies

The following is a guest post from The Strump.  How many times in your life have you jumped into something without thinking, then tried getting out but it wasn't so easy? Getting into anything is pretty simple because it's so fresh and new at the start - like an investment or a relationship – but sooner or later the lustre wears off and you know you it’s time to move on. […]