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Bestow Life Insurance – A Quick Look at This Term-Life Start-up

The following is a sponsored post. All views are 100% our own. If you’ve been around our site for any length of time we are pro-life insurance. And, more specifically, term life insurance. I got my term policy back in 2004 after waking up to my financial situation of being some $20k in debt, unemployed, …

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A Comparison of MVNO Cell Phone Providers

For those looking to lower their cell phone bills or for other cell phone options – I thought it might be helpful to get a list / comparison chart of some of the cheaper options out there for users. Most of the least expensive plans are offered by MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operator). These guys piggy-back off …

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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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Top 5 Reasons to Open Your Next Bank Account Online

In 2003, I first heard about online banks and how they were offering so much better interest than all the brick-n-mortar banks. At the time, I felt extremely uncertain about investing my hard earned money in a bank that I couldn’t see and touch if I wanted to get my money out. Fast forward 13 …

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Why I Purchased Life Insurance

Thirteen years ago, I was in the midst of reorganizing my financial life after accumulating a boat-load of debt and coming to terms with the terrible financial decisions that had put me in that position. It wasn’t a great time in my life – but it was probably one of the most important moments in …

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This Company Will Help You Pay Off Your Student Loans

I’ve mentioned here before that my wife and I have a large student loan debt that we are currently paying off. My wife incurred it after receiving a Masters of Social Work degree. While it is / was a noble career pursuit, it is not very high paying. And with my wife only working part-time due …

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Where Do You Keep Your Emergency Savings?

Awhile back, Charlie wrote about how during the Great Depression—when there were no safe places to put ones money—folks would hide their savings in some pretty strange places. Among the most popular spots: beds, walls, the backyard, doors and cabinets. Before the Great Depression, bank runs were not uncommon. In fact, one-third of banks failed prior to 1933. Establishment …

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How Does a Bank Work?

We use banks almost every day of our lives – yet we rarely (if ever) think about how they operate. I thought it would be fun to take a brief, “banking 101” view of how the banking system works with the help of our friends at Northpointe Bank. Types of banks When I was younger, my …

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Stock Picking Challenge Results + Giveaway Winner

The 1st Annual Stock Picking Challenge is in the books and I have to say that it has re-ignited a desire in me to start investing in stocks again. It’s been fun to research them and then see how they perform over the month. I knew this before – but doing the Challenge has reinforced my …

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