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Debt Snowball vs. Debt Snowflake: Which Works Best to Pay Off Debt?

Start digging yourself out of debt with either the ‘debt snowball’ or ‘debt snowflake’ method. Photos: redjar / Andrew Magill Being in buried debt and not knowing how to get out of it can be very overwhelming. Add to that the many strategies, methods, and tips for paying off debt, and you may be ready to quit before you’ve even started. Not to worry though. […]

Debt Snowball vs. Debt Snowflake: Which Works Best to Pay Off Debt?

Start digging yourself out of debt with either the ‘debt snowball’ or ‘debt snowflake’ method. Photos: redjar / Andrew Magill Being in buried debt and not knowing how to get out of it can be very overwhelming. Add to that the many strategies, methods, and tips for paying off debt, and you may be ready to quit before you’ve even started. Not to worry though. […]

Should You Tell Your Kids About Your Debt?

When and how should you tell your kids that your family is in debt? Photo: Gordon Parenting is a no easy task, as you already know. […]

Questions About Japan, Notebooks, Credit Counseling, Roth IRAs, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Short term pay boost 2. Taking advantage of the dollar 3. The value of credit counseling 4. Thoughts on Todoist 5. When NOT to use Roth? 6. Retire where it’s cheap? 7. Going carless 8. I can pay it off! 9. Always afraid 10. […]

How to Start Your Own Insurance Business

Insurance is a good business to be in, but it comes with some unique considerations. Photo: P. Maillet Looking for a recession-proof business? Insurance is one of those industries that is largely untroubled by the state of the economy. The reason is that most insurance products are necessary part of modern life. […]

How to Start Your Own Insurance Business

Insurance is a good business to be in, but it comes with some unique considerations. Photo: P. Maillet Looking for a recession-proof business? Insurance is one of those industries that is largely untroubled by the state of the economy. The reason is that most insurance products are necessary part of modern life. […]

Cyber Insurance for Your Business

Cyber crimes, and insurance policies against them, come in many forms. Photo: Quinn Dombrowski The saying “crime doesn’t pay” is intended to caution would-be criminals that the reward is not worth the risk. And for the most part, it’s true: The average act of grand larceny in 2013 netted about $1,260, according to the FBI. […]

Cyber Insurance for Your Business

Cyber crimes, and insurance policies against them, come in many forms. Photo: Quinn Dombrowski The saying “crime doesn’t pay” is intended to caution would-be criminals that the reward is not worth the risk. And for the most part, it’s true: The average act of grand larceny in 2013 netted about $1,260, according to the FBI. […]

Tips to Maximize Kitchen Storage Space

Cramped kitchen quarters? Elevate. Get your pots and pans, knives, mugs, and large utensils out of the cabinets and onto the wall. Photo: Ikea Need more space in your kitchen? No problem at all! […]

Tips to Maximize Kitchen Storage Space

Cramped kitchen quarters? Elevate. Get your pots and pans, knives, mugs, and large utensils out of the cabinets and onto the wall. Photo: Ikea Need more space in your kitchen? No problem at all! […]