From the monthly archives:

October 2011

How to Get Classic Car Insurance

by Albie D on October 28, 2011

The following is a guest post from Bethany Collins Recent statistics show that more than half of classic car owners have taken out standard insurance policies on their cars. Why is this so impractical? Because standard car policies might leave you high and dry when you really want your insurance to work for you! It’s [...]

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It’s almost that time again, time to for you to dress up like your favorite super hero and fly around to different houses getting candy.  Well, by fly I mean walk and by you I mean your child. As you’re out trick-or-treating with the little ones or if your child is going out on their [...]

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When it comes to saving your money, you’ve got options.  Investments, banks, credit unions, mattresses, taped to your thigh… so many places to put your money.  How do you decide?  Something many people still don’t know is the difference between banks and credit unions.  Let’s get into that, and put the tape away.

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I just paid the public library back $35 in late fees. And I have a bunch of books out right now draining quarters out of my pocket in late fees as I type this. Have you ever over drafted because you forgot to transfer money from one account to another? How about paid a fee [...]

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The following is a guest post from Claire Broadley. One of the biggest single purchases you make each week is your groceries. You may have switched brands to cheaper alternatives already. Does it feel like the cost is still rising? Supplies of foods such as wheat have been restricted this year, causing prices to escalate [...]

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Debit Card Fees and Protests

by JTrefry on October 15, 2011

Months ago we posted an article about impending debit card fees. Well  folks, here they are. At least at Bank of America and several other large banks. A consequence of the Durbin Amendment to the Dodd- Frank Act, Bank of America, and many other large banks are rolling out monthly fees for debit card users.

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It’s October. Most people think Halloween and Fall foliage, but then there are the retailers who put up their Christmas displays right across from the “sexy” witch costumes to remind us that it’s time to start shopping for gifts. I don’t need to see that (I mean the Christmas displays. Sexy witches are fine). I’m [...]

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Growing up, My friends and I would almost always make our own Halloween costumes.  Not only was it less expensive than buying one, but it was also more fun. We’d dig through our closets and attics looking for anything that we could use… an old leather jacket, an ugly blazer, Dad’s old leisure suit, Mom’s [...]

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Call it what you will: retail therapy, a “high” felt after making a purchase, a droplet of normalcy into the bucket of hard times, but people tend to buy things when they’re feeling uneasy. Am I about to chastise you? Lecture about the ridiculousness of human nature and how you have to conquer your need [...]

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