Going Green Saves Money: Yes, Seriously!

by Julie September 11, 2015

We already know if you want to save money, you should “green up” your lifestyle. Turning off the lights, taking shorter showers, etc., all of these habits help reduce the cost of your utility bills. In spite of this, many people out there still believe that eco-friendly and sustainable choices are going to be more […]

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Is Your Bank Ripping You Off

by Julie July 18, 2015

I wanted to let you  know that I have a new post up on the Mint blog: 5 Red Flags That Your Bank is Ripping You Off. Note: I’m no longer adding new posts to The Family CEO. I am, however, writing at Creating This Life, where we talk about home, books, travel, and other life […]

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Retirement Advice from the Gurus

by Julie June 30, 2015

I rounded up retirement advice from those in the know: top financial gurus. See what they said at New Retirement. Note: I’m no longer adding new posts to The Family CEO. I am, however, writing at Creating This Life, where we talk about home, books, travel, and other life stuff. Click here to subscribe to Creating […]

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For Each Small Business, Choose A Specialized Insurance Firm

by Julie April 3, 2015

The following is a post from Sam Peters. You never know when disaster will strike your business. That’s one of the defining characteristics of disasters, after all–uncertainty. If we saw them coming, we’d get out of the way. If you’re in business, however, you might not see trouble coming, because you might be long gone before […]

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How long will information stay on a credit report?

by Julie March 24, 2015

The following is a guest post. If you are looking to take out personal finance, a lender will do a search on your credit report to find out what kind of borrower you might make. A credit report contains a wealth of information, including personal details and past loans you may have taken out, as […]

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The Benefits of Working with a Local Insurance Agent

by Julie March 17, 2015

The following is a guest post. As vehicle owners shop for auto insurance, many choose to work with a national name. This often means that contacting the company for assistance leaves policy holders waiting on hold or not getting the answers needed regarding policies or claims. You can still have insurance coverage through a national […]

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The Pros and Cons of Selling a Structured Settlement

by Julie March 16, 2015

The following is a guest post. People usually get structured settlements because bad things have happened in their lives. They have become plaintiffs in a lawsuit for one of many reasons. If this sounds like you, you likely are finding yourself more financially strapped than you ever have been before. Many people involved in lawsuits […]

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The Hidden Costs of Funerals

by Julie March 2, 2015

This post was contributed by Jeff Cartwright. Planning for your funeral or anyone else’s is a saddening time. The truth is though, with funeral costs over $6,000, you need to accurately plan for it now. This includes having accurate coverage via life insurance and burial insurance. Funerals are not cut and dry. There are many […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Your Credit Score

by Julie February 20, 2015

It is worth taking time to find out about your credit score and to boost it if you can, because it no longer affects only whether or not you can take out a mortgage, a loan or a credit card, but also mobile phone contracts, bank accounts, car insurance and more besides. Unfortunately, there are […]

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How Not to Burden Your Family When You Pass Away

by Julie February 12, 2015

Nobody wants to burden their family when they pass on. They know their family will be grieving and unable to think clearly. You can, however, take some of the stress off your family if you take that time to plan things through. This includes setting up your will, obtaining the proper insurance, and planning for […]

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