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Does it Matter Which Furnace Filter I Buy?

This is a question that has been bugging me for some time: does it even matter what type of furnace filters I purchase (can’t I just get the cheapest?) I posed the question to our good friend, Jessie, who worked as an HVAC professional and offered her expert take on the subject. Hope it helps! …

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How HELOCs Are Changing in 2018

The following is a guest post from fellow personal finance blogger, Dan of dinks.co. He’s a home owner who knows a thing or two about HELOCs. My (Aaron) wife and I recently opened up home equity line of credit – so this post is timely for us. Taxes and interest rates are changing this year …

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Student Loan Repayment Strategies Based on Financial Standing

Without a doubt, getting a college education is expensive — perhaps costlier than at any other time in recent history.  In fact, the national student loan debt stands at 1.4 trillion dollars, and this number continues to grow at an alarming rate.  While many graduates are able to meet their financial obligations, others have a …

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Xero Review – Thoughts from a Non-profit Accountant

Recently we were approached by Xero – software that provides an affordable online accounting solution for small businesses, non-profits and accountants. We thought it would be great to get our resident accounting expert, Dave, to have a look at it. A year ago the small non-profit that I work with used a nation-wide payroll service …

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How to Increase Your Business’s Online Security

Not only is security important for protecting your business, but it also helps to build customer trust. Even just the fact of noting your top-level security systems on your website can make a customer more likely to shop with you. On the other hand, a security breach can be seriously bad PR, losing you future …

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Making Investment Interesting and Affordable to a New Generation

The following is written by our friends at Modest Money, a personal finance and investing site. For many years, there was a massive generation gap when it came to investing. Our parents and grandparents had their ways of buying and selling stock. This involved lots of phone calls and newspapers – perhaps a little emailing …

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What Do You Get Out of a Retirement Plan?

The following is a sponsored article. A retirement plan is a wise and profitable way of ensuring your financial security in the future. Despite hundreds of blog posts and articles, some people are still unaware about its existence as well as its advantages. This is mainly because they believe in retirement myths. Industrialists believe that …

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Ask the Credit Expert: What’s the Ideal Credit Score?

“Kay” is Kayleigh Gaddor, Community Manager at Credit Karma. Dear Kay: Should I leave a credit card open if I’m never going to use it again? -Steve Unless that card has an annual fee, the answer will usually be “yes.” Closing a credit card reduces the overall amount of credit available to you, which affects your credit card …

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