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Top tips on saving money this Halloween

The festive season is rearing its head and it is the period that most people love to hate but they never bring themselves to that. First up is Halloween. While you may want to go all out, it is worth saving the money for Christmas which is just around the corner which will then present another opportunity for you to save even more money. But first let’s deal with Halloween and no we will not be talking about how...

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6 Expensive Credit Card Balance Transfer Mistakes

Start Making Smarter Credit Card  Balance Transfer Moves Using a balance transfer to lower your interest rates and fees can be a great way to cut your credit card expenses if you do it correctly. Unfortunately there are many credit card balance transfer mistakes that can greatly increase your credit card bills. Some of these mistakes are very easy to make because most people are not aware of them. Here are a few actions you must avoid when you...

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Why We Debunked 7 Credit Card Myths

  There are tons of credit card myths floating around, we deal with 7 of the worst offenders.  Credit cards are like many other financial instruments in today’s world—what you don’t know about them will hurt you. To make matters worse, a lot of the things you probably believe about the plastic in your wallet are dead wrong. To help you get a handle on your debt and use your cards properly, we will try to debunk some of...

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The truth about the importance of credit history

The importance of credit history is widespread especially in the finance sector.  A poor credit track record may be costly to a consumer since it causes their insurance payments to drive up, increases their monthly payments and makes it difficult for them to acquire phone or cable services. Potential employers and landlords may also require the consumers’ credit history. Credit refers to the provision of resources by one party to another whereby the second party will pay later under...

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Top Secrets for Maximizing your Savings

Secret Tips for Maximizing Your Savings We have come up with some great tips on maximizing your savings and everyone  knows that he or she should be saving money, but many of us don’t save and one-fourth of Americans have no savings at all, you do not want to be one of those, saving for that great holiday or dream car can be easy if you focus on a few easy steps. Simply setting up a savings account and...

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Money Saving Ways to Pick the Right Car

Five Ways to Pick the Right Car   Shopping for a new car is by turns exciting, stressful, memorable and terrifying. When you head for the dealership, you are going to be facing an adversary that wants to put you into the highest priced car on the lot. What should you do? What should you know? Should you even go? What are the ways to pick the right car? GetingMoneySmart.com has your back. Here are Five Money Saving ways...

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How Could the Ebola Virus Affect My Finances?

How Could the Ebola Virus Affect My Finances? The spread of Ebola outside West Africa could prompt turmoil on global financial markets on a more prominent scale than the 10 years ago SARS outbreak, economists have predicted. Besides lost lives, the disease is managing an extreme financial hit to both governments and families. Shut borders and deserted farms are driving up food expenses, leaving numerous individuals in rural regions hungry and in extreme need. Crisis spending on health administrations...

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Is Alibaba a good investment?

Is Alibaba a Good Investment? Alibaba.com! What is it, and is Alibaba a good investment? GettingMoneySmart.com set out to find the answers. It started like a soft breeze from the East. It gathered momentum and buzz until it became the BIGGEST “IT” THING SINCE FACEBOOK! Alibaba is China’s largest online company for the transacting of commerce. It is primarily a domestic entity, which sounds self-limiting, but if we consider the scope of China’s emerging discovery of internet capability, we...

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Pro’s and Con’s of debt consolidation and bankruptcy

Debt consolidation and Bankruptcy Millions of consumers are battling to pay debts they cannot afford, including delinquent mortgage payments. Filing bankruptcy may seem like an easy way out, but under new U.S. bankruptcy laws consumers may still be damaged for years. Debt consolidation or settlement may be a better option, as consequences from a personal bankruptcy may be far more disastrous than you could ever imagine. Financially troubled consumers in debt assume there is no way to convince creditors how...

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What you get with Spirit Airlines No Frills

“No frills.” As an airline passenger you once thought that phrase meant that you weren’t going to get a full meal winging your way from L.A. to New York City. “Hmph,”  you said to yourself. “Across the country on a packaged sandwich.” Then Southwest Airlines came along. When Southwest first began national service the meals went completely away. Passengers got a handful of peanuts for every leg of a long flight. There were lots of peanuts because there were...

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Best Home Equity Loan Strategies

A home equity loan can be your best bet whenever you find yourself in a financial crunch. However, the financial crisis proved more than a few things about consumer spending habits. One of its major lessons is that the majority of home equity borrowers spent their lines of credit in wasteful or haphazard ways, buying new expensive cars, vacations and even jewelry. The benefits can be huge, with cheap closing costs and quick access to money, but using the...

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