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3 Ways to Protect Yourself From Scammers in Hurricane Florence Aftermath

Written by Lisa Rowan, taken from www.thepennyhoarder.com   Although Hurricane Florence is long gone, the effects of the storm are still evident throughout the states impacted by its wrath. Officials are warning well-meaning citizens of scams targeting everyone from homeowners looking to rebuild to people wishing to donate toward the effort. How to Avoid Hurricane Florence Scams The Federal Trade …

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These 2 People Are Tackling a Collective $48K in Debt With One Trick

originally written by and posted on www.thepennyhoarder.com   It’s an easy problem to develop. Credit card debt, that is. You get your first card in college and it probably has a small limit, just $300 or so. You quickly max it out because, why not? Then the credit card company raises your limit. You, in turn, max it out again. …

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Top 25 Cars Under $25,000 for 2018

Taken from autotrader.com We’re firm believers that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a good car — even as prices keep rising and everything seems to be getting more expensive. According to Kelley Blue Book, the average price of a new car has topped $35,000. That’s a lot of money, but we’re convinced you can still get a …

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18 Clever Ways to Save on Utility Bills and Still Stay Cool This Summer

Written by JESSICA GRAY, taken from www.thepennyhoarder.com If you’ve paid for utilities for a few years, chances are you already know these bills can get way out of hand. I’ve known people here in Florida who’ve been slapped with electric bills exceeding $500 during the peak of summer! Every bit counts when you’re trying to keep those costs down, so …

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How to Earn a Free $10 on Your Next Trip to the Grocery Store

Written by Carson Kohler with The Penny Hoarder and taken from www.thepennyhoarder.com   Want to bank an extra $10 today? Ibotta has got you covered. When you sign up and redeem your first cash-back offer, it’ll slide $10 into your account. Once you hit $20, you can cash out. There are two simple ways to use Ibotta and snag your free $10. …

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12 Ways to Save Money and Add $5K to Your Bank Account This Year

Written by The Penny Hoarder on www.thepennyhoarder.com How much money would you like to have saved for the holidays? Or your next vacation? Or your emergency fund? Whatever your goal, the number probably seems overwhelming. Trying to figure out where several hundred or a few thousand dollars might come from is tough. Instead, break it down. Find ways to set …

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You Deserve Better: 5 Signs It’s Time to Break up With Your Old Bank

by: Carson Kohler. A staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.    Neil Sedaka had it right — breaking up is hard to do. Actually, that could be the understatement of the century. Breaking up is super hard to do. Like, I-just-stopped-eating-for-a-week hard. Or if you’re more like me, I-just-ate-my-way-through-the-ice-cream-aisle hard. But perhaps even more difficult than the breakup is knowing when it’s …

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The Comprehensive Guide to an Early Retirement (11 Steps)

By ELIZABETH O’BRIEN Maybe you’ve always dreamed about retiring when you hit 60—or even before you get your AARP card at 50. Or perhaps you have watched the stock market climb for the past eight years in a row, with the S&P 500 index more than tripling since its 2009 low, and suddenly an early exit from the workplace seems as if it …

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10 Ways to Improve Your Finances in 10 Minutes

Set aside a few minutes every day to complete small tasks that can lead to big financial outcomes. From our partners at LearnVest from Parents Magazine You’re busy. We’re busy. We’ve all got stuff to do. The longer we put something off, the more we continue to put it off. And those small tasks that will help our financial lives can …

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