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How to Read Your Electricity Bill

Source: Jenna Careri [https://www.saveonenergy.com/] Energy bill charges explained Understanding your electricity bill is part of being an informed consumer – but it’s also tempting to skim over all the numbers and sections without looking at them in depth. However, examining your bill can show you how you’re using energy and how to be more efficient. …

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How to Cancel a Credit Card Without Hurting Your Credit Score

Source: Dawn Allcot [https://www.bankrate.com/] Maybe you hold a store credit card for a store where you no longer shop. Or the rewards on a travel credit card no longer match your lifestyle. From annual fees to high interest rates, there are many reasons you may want to cancel a credit card. Even though canceling a …

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4 Smart Reasons Why College Isn’t for Everyone

Some things in life are painfully overrated. Take camping, for instance. Or iPhones. I’ve never understood the allure of luxury cars or the Baby Boomer generation’s collective fascination with Bob Dylan either. And although it pains me to say this — because it will probably ruin any chance I’ll ever have of scoring a date with her …

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Dirty Harry Teaches Us a Lesson on Opportunity Cost

I was in heaven last week because one of my favorite movie channels ran all five Dirty Harry movies in succession. In Dirty Harry, during that famous bank robbery scene where Inspector Harry Callahan ends up spouting off his “Do ya feel lucky?” line, he gets shot in the leg. It is one of the most …

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Be Careful, Priceline Users! Name a Wrong Price and You May Go To Jail

Source: Len Penzo [https://lenpenzo.com/blog/] I bet you didn’t know Priceline had a jail. I didn’t either until I got tossed into their web-based hoosegow for 24 hours. Heh. What was my “crime” you ask? This is kind of embarrassing to admit, but I recently made an offer on a rental car for our family vacation that was …

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The 13 Important Items Everyone Should Keep in a Fireproof Safe

Source: Len Penzo [https://lenpenzo.com/blog/] For some people, it’s tough letting go. Of anything. Take my wife, for instance; she saves everything. The other day the Honeybee showed me her baseball ticket from our very first date way back on September 24, 1995. And if I ever feel oddly compelled to scrutinize the birthday card I …

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The Best and Worst Home Renovations for Maximizing Return On Investment

As a homeowner, you have a lot of freedom when it comes to how you make your home look. If you’re living in your forever home, then renovate to your heart’s content. But if you think there may be a chance you could end up selling your home one day, then it’s important to know …

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Paying rent with a credit card usually costs extra, but here are 3 reasons why it could be worth it

Source: Sarah Li Cain [https://www.businessinsider.com/] Paying your rent with a rewards credit card like the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card can help you meet the minimum spending requirement to earn a sign-up bonus of points, miles, or cash back. Charging your rent to a card can also be a low-cost and flexible option for borrowing money— as long as you pay your …

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