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Best Email Marketing Services for 2014

As we continue to explore the best solutions for small business today, we’ll focus on email marketing services. Make sure you visit Saving Money in Your Startup – Part 4, where Joe discusses the four basic steps to setting up your business’s email marketing. Email marketing services are vital for managing and interacting with your customers. […]

Best Email Marketing Services for 2014

As we continue to explore the best solutions for small business today, we’ll focus on email marketing services. Make sure you visit Saving Money in Your Startup – Part 4, where Joe discusses the four basic steps to setting up your business’s email marketing. Email marketing services are vital for managing and interacting with your customers. […]

Balancing Spending, Saving, and Social Situations

Each year, I go to Gencon (a convention in Indianapolis held every August) with a fairy large and ever-shifting group of guys ranging in age from early twenties and still in college to mid-forties and in full career mode. Some are married with children, while others are married without kids and still others are single. […]

Nine Debt-Forming Habits and How to Break Them

Being disorganized with your bills can make your debt worse. Photo: Brendan C. The average American household with a credit card carries more than $15,000 in credit card debt, according to debt.org. […]

How to Find Cheap Home Insurance in 2014

If your home is your castle, cheap home insurance is your modern-day dragon and moat. Homeowners insurance doesn’t just protect the structure of your house. It also protects your belongings and covers you in case you’re liable for someone else’s injuries or property damage while they’re at your home. […]

How to Find Cheap Home Insurance in 2014

If your home is your castle, cheap home insurance is your modern-day dragon and moat. Homeowners insurance doesn’t just protect the structure of your house. It also protects your belongings and covers you in case you’re liable for someone else’s injuries or property damage while they’re at your home. […]

Don’t Let That 1,000-Page Mortgage Application Scare You

It may look intimidating, but there’s no need to fear that mountain of a mortgage. Photo: Christian Schnettelker By Peter Miller The 1,000-page mortgage application is here, but don’t be alarmed: It’s a paper tiger, a low barrier to financing, and no more frightening than a marshmallow. At first it may seem amazing that a loan application could be larger than a Tom Clancy novel, but it’s true. […]

Don’t Let That 1,000-Page Mortgage Application Scare You

It may look intimidating, but there’s no need to fear that mountain of a mortgage. Photo: Christian Schnettelker By Peter Miller The 1,000-page mortgage application is here, but don’t be alarmed: It’s a paper tiger, a low barrier to financing, and no more frightening than a marshmallow. At first it may seem amazing that a loan application could be larger than a Tom Clancy novel, but it’s true. […]

Year-by-Year College Financial Checklist

Here’s a semester-by-semester glance at money moves to make and milestones not to miss. Photo: Francisco Osorio While there are steps you can take to ease your student loan debt at any age, you may actually have the most control over it while you’re still in school. […]