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Steering Clear of Car Insurance Scams

Insurance scams can jeopardize both your finances and your safety. Here’s how to protect yourself. Photo: Ryan Weisgerber You are probably already a victim of insurance fraud, whether you realize it or not: The average family pays between $400 and $700 a year in higher premiums just to cover the more than $40 billion cost of non-health insurance fraud, according to FBI estimates. […]

Best Debt Management Companies for 2014

Debt management is one of several debt-relief options for those who are struggling to keep up with a growing pile of bills each month. When you sign up for a debt management plan, you pay a single company every month instead of all of your creditors. […]

My Ten Favorite “Healthy” and Inexpensive Foods (and a Great Recipe for Each One)

With five people living under our roof, our food budget quickly stacks up to become a major part of our family’s expenses for the month, which naturally means that we’re very interested in methods that can reduce our food spending while also putting a variety of meals on the table. […]

My Ten Favorite “Healthy” and Inexpensive Foods (and a Great Recipe for Each One)

With five people living under our roof, our food budget quickly stacks up to become a major part of our family’s expenses for the month, which naturally means that we’re very interested in methods that can reduce our food spending while also putting a variety of meals on the table. […]

Best Project Management Software for 2014

Part 3 of our Small Business Tools Series tackles the best project management software. Previously we covered Best Cloud Storage Providers and Best Email Marketing Services; now we enter the realm of project management. There are many project software providers out there these days. […]

Best Project Management Software for 2014

Part 3 of our Small Business Tools Series tackles the best project management software. Previously we covered Best Cloud Storage Providers and Best Email Marketing Services; now we enter the realm of project management. There are many project software providers out there these days. […]

What I Wish I Knew Before Buying Rental Property

Anything can and will happen as a landlord, from destructive tenants to bursting water heaters. So save up for maintenance and probable expenses — and surprises, too. Photo: Eelke In early 2006, my husband and I decided to purchase our first home in my hometown of Greenfield, Indiana. […]

What I Wish I Knew Before Buying Rental Property

Anything can and will happen as a landlord, from destructive tenants to bursting water heaters. So save up for maintenance and probable expenses — and surprises, too. Photo: Eelke In early 2006, my husband and I decided to purchase our first home in my hometown of Greenfield, Indiana. […]

Warren Buffett’s Two Lists and Your Money

A few weeks ago, there was a pretty great story going around various business and finance websites about Warren Buffett. According to the story: One day Buffett went up to his pilot named Steve and jokingly said to him that “the fact that you’re still working for me tells me I’m not doing my job.” “You should be out going after more of your goals and dreams,” Buffett reportedly said. […]

Warren Buffett’s Two Lists and Your Money

A few weeks ago, there was a pretty great story going around various business and finance websites about Warren Buffett. According to the story: One day Buffett went up to his pilot named Steve and jokingly said to him that “the fact that you’re still working for me tells me I’m not doing my job.” “You should be out going after more of your goals and dreams,” Buffett reportedly said. […]