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Still Living With Your Parents? You’re Not Alone.

Filed in Save Money, Young Adults by on November 25, 2014 0 Comments
Still Living With Your Parents? You’re Not Alone.

If you’re in your twenty’s and still living with your parents, you’re not alone. Lucky for you the economy is the reason, otherwise I’d have to call you a dork. According to a recent study by Fannie Mae, as of 2013, 31% of Millennials (age 18 to 34) are living with their parents. That’s up […]

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Avoid High ATM Fees

Filed in ATMs, Banking, Fees by on October 6, 2014 0 Comments
Avoid High ATM Fees

It’s not difficult to avoid high ATM fees. According to Bankrate.com’s annual checking survey, the average fee for using your non-bank ATM is now $4.35. What?! Yes, $4.35. Here’s the breakdown: $2.77 charged by the owner of the ATM (when its not your bank’s ATM) $1.58 charged by your bank (for “cheating on them” with […]

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100% Mortgage Financing: It’s Not For Everyone

100% Mortgage Financing: It’s Not For Everyone

Sorry to burst your bubble but I have to tell ya, 100% mortgage financing is not for everyone. Nope, not for you if you just filed for bankruptcy, are unemployed or haven’t paid your credit card bills in a few months. But let’s not dwell on the negative. Let’s talk about who 100% mortgage financing IS for – and […]

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4 Simple Ways to Save Money

Filed in Financial literacy, Savings by on September 15, 2014 0 Comments
4 Simple Ways to Save Money

Here are 4 simple ways to save money by making a few lifestyle changes and different (better) financial choices. And, no, I’m not talking about moving into a cave or a refrigerator box. The key word here is simple. This smart pig likes simple. Here we go! 1) Pay your bills on time. Every time you’re late […]

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Recycle Your Old Fridge for $50

Filed in Save Money by on September 2, 2014 0 Comments
Recycle Your Old Fridge for $50

You heard right. You can recycle your old fridge (or freezer) that’s just taking up space and running up your electric bill, and get paid $50. BGE is again offering to pick up and recycle your old working – it’s gotta run – fridge or freezer, and they’ll pay you to do it. What’s the catch? Who […]

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