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60 Awesome Student Discounts

Don’t forget to pull out your student ID to take advantage of these deals. Photo: Andy Barrow One great way to reduce your student loan debt while you’re still in school is to keep to a budget. […]

Does It Make Sense to Never Own a Home?

Recently, I had a long email discussion with an old friend of mine who writes a popular gaming blog (I’m not going to name him because his opinions expressed here may be a bit controversial and it has no reason to spill over into his other work). Basically, his core idea is this: you should never own a home that you yourself live in. […]

Does It Make Sense to Never Own a Home?

Recently, I had a long email discussion with an old friend of mine who writes a popular gaming blog (I’m not going to name him because his opinions expressed here may be a bit controversial and it has no reason to spill over into his other work). Basically, his core idea is this: you should never own a home that you yourself live in. […]

10 Life Lessons of Entrepreneurship

When I started my own business several years ago, my primary goal was to surpass the five-year mark. […]

10 Life Lessons of Entrepreneurship

When I started my own business several years ago, my primary goal was to surpass the five-year mark. […]

Best Cheap Insurance in 2014

Whether you’re looking for auto, home, or life insurance, you certainly don’t want to overpay. Unfortunately, policy prices are based on highly personal factors; what might be the cheapest insurance company for your friend or neighbor could be the most expensive for you. […]

Cyber Insurance and Personal Data

No computer is invincible, so learn to protect yourself from identity theft and cyber fraud. Photo: Remko van Dokkum Imagine if complete strangers could look inside your head and see your every thought and know everything about you. Imagine if they could use that information any way they wanted to. […]

Questions About Hair, Experiences, Wood Fireplaces, Knives, 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. Contact from the IRS 2. Buy it for life: pocketknife 3. Merging accounts long after marriage 4. Amazon gift cards 5. Splitting up land 6. “Experience” gifts 7. Home security 8. Perfect gift that’s too expensive 9. […]

Questions About Hair, Experiences, Wood Fireplaces, Knives, 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. Contact from the IRS 2. Buy it for life: pocketknife 3. Merging accounts long after marriage 4. Amazon gift cards 5. Splitting up land 6. “Experience” gifts 7. Home security 8. Perfect gift that’s too expensive 9. […]

Everything You Need to Know About Crowdfunding

The ‘Coolest Cooler’ raised a record $13 million on crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Ryan is trying to raise money for his startup. His idea is to build a luxury cooler (yes, the kind you store lunch and drinks in) for the beach or a camping trip, equipped with all the bells and whistles. […]