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CARCHEX Review – Extended Car Warranty & Inspection Service

carchex logoWhen you consider that the biggest purchase most people make in their lives is a home, it makes perfect sense to invest extra money in a home inspection and home insurance. Despite the somewhat high cost, it is crucial to protect your investment.

Next to a home, an automobile is the second-biggest purchase you are likely to make in your life, and just like a home purchase, it’s important to make sure you get what you pay for and protect your investment. So if you’re looking for an extended warranty or a pre-purchase car inspection, consider CARCHEX.

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Chase United MileagePlus Club Card Review

Every airline credit card offers frequent flyer miles for dollars spent. What makes a travel rewards credit card stand out, however, is the number of miles offered and the non-mileage perks granted to cardholders. Extra bonus miles can add up, especially if you are among the consumers who put most of your expenses on a reward card – you may find yourself taking an extra trip or two each year.

Presently, the Chase United MileagePlus Club Card offers some of the best benefits of any airline card, including generous mileage rewards.

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“The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Living Guide” by Francine Jay – Book Review

joy of less bookWhen my husband and I first got married, we moved into a two-bedroom apartment packed full of wedding gifts, my law school textbooks, and too many clothes. We decided the apartment was too cramped, so we purchased a 1,400-square-foot condo. Next came our first house, with three bedrooms and 2,250 square feet.

Two kids later, we moved into a four-bedroom, 3,100-square-foot home that we quickly filled up with more stuff. We eventually decided it was too much, so we purged half of everything we owned, including the house. We downsized and moved into a 2,600-square-foot home, but within a few years were again suffocating under the weight of all of our stuff. The paper, the clothes, the books, the toys – everything. Why did we keep doing this?

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American Express Personal Savings Review – Savings Account & CDs

american express personal savingsIf you have money to invest, but can’t commit to long-term investment vehicles such as a 401k plan or Roth IRA, a high-yield savings account or certificate of deposit could meet your needs. Each is a viable option if you’re seeking a conservative investment that won’t tie up your money for a long period of time.

American Express Personal Savings is one banking services company that offers both accounts, and may make sense particularly if you already have an existing Amex account, or if you’re seeking an account without a minimum deposit requirement.

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Netflix vs. Hulu Plus vs. Amazon Prime Comparison

watching streaming mediaRemember back in the Dark Ages when people actually had to leave their homes to rent a movie? Before we were able to stream films and TV shows online, video rental outlets were extremely common – but so were late fees. Digital streaming media services have eliminated the risk of such fees, and have exploded in popularity. Many available services are inexpensive, simple, and extremely convenient.

Of course, though they share many common benefits and characteristics, you may still wonder what the differences are between each service. Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Prime all advertise a huge selection of streaming movies and shows – but which gives you the best bang for your buck?

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BillGuard Review – Protect Your Credit Cards From Fraud

billguard logoWhen it comes to managing your money, verifying your credit card and debit card statements is an important part of the process. But how many of us really do this on a consistent basis? I know I don’t. Sure, I look through my statements, but if I see a charge that I don’t specifically remember, rarely do I do the research to verify it.

If you’re like me, BillGuard is worth checking out. It monitors all of your registered credit and debit cards for hidden charges, billing errors, and outright fraud. And the best part about it is that it’s 100% free.

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“The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke” by Suze Orman – Book Review

suze orman money bookBefore becoming a world-renowned financial guru and television personality, Suze Orman was a broke waitress. Her story is one of success, and in recent years she has listened to the pleas of twenty- and thirty-somethings who want advice specific to them and the current economic climate. College students are graduating deep in student loan debt – and often credit card debt – and are facing an economic climate that makes it difficult to get a job right out of college.

In “The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke,” Suze Orman addresses the unique concerns of this group of individuals, and offers some advice that is contrary to what many of us may have learned.

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SpringCoin Review – Create a Personalized Debt Management Plan

springcoin logoAs of 2010, Americans owed almost $1 trillion on revolving lines of credit, and $68 billion of it was past due. On top of that, 13% of all Americans currently carry more than $10,000 in credit card debt.

However, everyone’s situation is a little different. If yours is not that bad, you may benefit from a simple online budgeting tool, such as Mint.com. If your debts are more significant, however, consider a service such as SpringCoin, a simple, easy-to-use debt management tool that can help streamline your finances and provide a path out of personal debt.

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UPrinting Review – Win FREE Business Cards & Postcards

uprinting logoWhether you need marketing materials for an upcoming ad campaign at work, invitations for your kid’s birthday party, or even canvas prints of your favorite vacation photos, UPrinting is worth checking out.

UPrinting is an online commercial printing service that can handle the size and scope of just about any project, with prices that are competitive with other national printing companies. Best of all, you’ll know exactly how much your project will cost – including shipping – before you even get started on your order.

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ZipRecruiter Review – Job Posting Site for Employers

ziprecruiter logoFor recruiters, it can seem as though there’s never enough time in the day. Combing through hundreds of resumes, posting jobs to multiple websites, conducting effective interviews, and keeping everything organized is a daunting task. However, utilizing a website like ZipRecruiter is a great way to streamline these tasks. It offers a fast and easy way to get your postings in front of millions of candidates, and you can manage all potential applicants through an online interface.

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