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6 Tips to Save Money After Landing Your First Job

Just landed your first full-time job after college? Even if you’re on a decent salary, you can still end up in debt or with little to show for it. From new clothes to high-tech gadgets, it can be tempting to blow your hard-earned cash. But if you manage your money well and learn how to …

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How to Start an Online Business on a Shoestring Budget

It was December 2000 and I was a pharmaceutical rep in a hotel room 300 miles from home. I was doing some Christmas shopping online when I saw it. The little box titled “Enter Coupon Code” that would change my career path forever. I had never heard of a coupon code before, and after some …

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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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