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Best Debt Consolidation Loans for 2014

When you’ve fallen behind on your payments, it can feel like there’s nowhere to turn. One potential option to get organized and streamline your bills is debt consolidation. Debt consolidation lets you roll several debts into one loan with a lower interest rate and longer payment term. […]

Best Debt Consolidation Loans for 2014

When you’ve fallen behind on your payments, it can feel like there’s nowhere to turn. One potential option to get organized and streamline your bills is debt consolidation. Debt consolidation lets you roll several debts into one loan with a lower interest rate and longer payment term. […]

What Happens When Insurance Companies Go Bust?

Are you protected if your insurance company shuts its doors? Photo: Matthew Hurst What do you do when you’ve entrusted a company to insure your most valuable possessions — your car, your home, your life — and that company goes belly-up just when you need them most? Of course, no one expects the company holding their policy to go bankrupt. […]

What Happens When Insurance Companies Go Bust?

Are you protected if your insurance company shuts its doors? Photo: Matthew Hurst What do you do when you’ve entrusted a company to insure your most valuable possessions — your car, your home, your life — and that company goes belly-up just when you need them most? Of course, no one expects the company holding their policy to go bankrupt. […]

Smart Moves Students Can Make Over Winter Break

Volunteering over winter break is a great way to make a difference in your community – and build your resume, too. Photo: Wonderlane It’s hard to believe how fast the fall semester has gone by, but winter break is rapidly approaching for many college students. […]

Smart Moves Students Can Make Over Winter Break

Volunteering over winter break is a great way to make a difference in your community – and build your resume, too. Photo: Wonderlane It’s hard to believe how fast the fall semester has gone by, but winter break is rapidly approaching for many college students. […]

20 Money-Saving Tactics for Winter

A few days ago, we received our first measurable snowfall of the year, bringing us a two-inch blanket of snow that covered the world in white. It was a stark reminder that, although the calendar doesn’t quite say so (yet), winter has arrived. As anyone who has ever had to pay an energy bill north of the tropics knows, cold weather can mean a spike in energy costs. […]

10 Cheap Household Staples That Double as Cleaning Supplies

Pantry staples like vinegar, baking soda, and salt make house cleaning easier and cheaper. Photo: Perry Goh The last time I went shopping for cleaning supplies, there were so many items to choose from I quickly got overwhelmed, grabbed a few things off my list, and made a dash for the exit. […]