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The recession and its effect on your retirement savings

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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The recession and its effect on your retirement savings

After working in executive management for over ten years with a steadily increasing salary, Rick Stephens, 51, was laid off from his job in June 2008. Two years of steady unemployment later, he has sold his car, moved in with his 75-year-old father and blown through all his retirement savings to stay afloat. “I pay […]

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Are 0% Credit Card Offers Making a Comeback?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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As the recession has somewhat stabilized and credit card reform laws have been completed, the climate for lending is improving and more credit card offers are becoming available. There has even been a resurgence of the so-called “teaser rate” cards, which offer an attractive 0% interest rate, typically for a year, on balance transfers and […]

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Power In Numbers: The Advantages of Community Shopping

Friday, August 6, 2010

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Power In Numbers: The Advantages of Community Shopping

Consumers are watching every penny in the current weak economy. Several new websites seek to capitalize on this bargain hunting, and they attempt to leverage the power of group purchasing. Individuals can band together on these sites in order to obtain deep discounts on everything from groceries to luxury vacation travel. Although there is not […]

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