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How To Shop For the Best Deals On Car Insurance

Having car insurance is a good idea. Besides satisfying a legal requirement in many states to register a vehicle, car insurance also protects you from accident-related expenses. Car insurance can help you save thousands of dollars if you ever need to use it. But that doesn’t mean you need to spend all the money in[…]

What Are Some Alternatives To Craigslist and eBay?

Craigslist and eBay are two of the most visited websites for shoppers looking to buy used items. Craigslist is great for local pickups of bulky items, while eBay is a fun option for those who like the potential bidding wars between potential buyers for a coveted item. Although eBay sellers can offer local pickup options,[…]

Can I Make Money Selling On Amazon?

Did you know there are three different ways to make money selling on Amazon? What started as an online bookstore has helped revolutionize e-commerce where almost anything can be shipped directly to your doorstep. And, it’s not just physical products that Amazon sells. With their Kindle eBook platform, authors have been able to self-publish easier[…]

8 Purchases and Whether to Buy them New or Used

  Let’s face it, we all want NICE things. From a nice car to a nice house to dinner at a really nice restaurant where you don’t have the option of coloring the menus. Problem is, the nicer things in life tend to be a lot more expensive than the not-so-nice things. What’s great now[…]

10 Ways to Make Extra Money Online

Saving up for something special? Feeling strapped for cash? There are many reasons to seek some extra cash in your bank account. We work hard for our money, as the song says, but sometimes the paycheck doesn’t quite stretch as far as we’d like. Thankfully, in the internet age, there is a whole economy online[…]

Paying with PayPal vs. Paying with a Credit Card

In our new digital era that we live in, mobile payments are ever more ubiquitous.  With Square, Venmo, and PayPal practically taking over the traditional cash payment market, it’s difficult to avoid nowadays.  But, frequently, I run into the problem of deciding whether to pay for goods that I buy online with my PayPal balance[…]

Is Bitcoin a Real Currency?

For the last five years, bitcoin has been in the news—with widely varying reports. Bitcoin is essentially a new type of currency that was initially created and introduced by an anonymous person, one using an alias of Satoshi Nakamoto. The anonymity of the developer only adds to the mystery of the currency, as many have[…]

Are Mobile Payments the Way of the Future?

With a smart phone or tablet in the hands of nearly everyone you see, and the thousands of apps that are appearing every day, it seems like only a matter of time before interacting with real people becomes obsolete. Between texting, email and the plethora of apps that we use each day, our smart phones[…]

Using ChargeSmart to Pay Your Mortgage and Earn Points

For me, my daily struggle is finding innovative ways to earn more points.  There are many ways out there, simply by putting all of your purchases on a credit card.  But, after you do that, where do you expand?  Where do you go to find those hidden points? For me, that answer lies in rent[…]