No matter if it’s for planned home repairs, consolidating high interest loans, or for one of life’s many unexpected events, taking out a loan can be a great option. However, a little research will go a long way in helping you find the best choice for you. There are so many different types of loans; […]

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When most people hear the word contract, they think of ponderous parchment documents stuffed with legal mumbo-jumbo. In reality, a valid contract doesn’t need to be complicated. It only requires an offer by one entity and acceptance by another. As long as each side negotiates in good faith, many straightforward exchanges of goods or services […]

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When you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, your mind is understandably not focused on the tax implications of whatever assets you may have inherited. However, one of the tasks you eventually must attend to is the disposition of the property your loved one left behind. If you or other heirs have inherited property […]

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Once you have successfully navigated the booby-trap laden path to be approved for disability benefit programs (Supplemental Security Income, SSI, or Social Security Disability Income, SSDI), the last thing you want to do is endanger your benefits in any way. At the same time, you may not want to spend the rest of your life […]

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With so many credit cards to choose from, it is easy to feel like you’re getting sucked into a plastic rabbit hole and all offers blur together. This post highlights 15 credit card offers that should be on your shortlist. You’re seeking the best credit card offers available, and you know what you want: generous […]

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After a long, frigid winter of wearing bulky coats, heavy boots, and hair-flattening hats, you are SO done with cold weather gear. You’re ready for flowers, sunshine, and balmy evening breezes. But most of all, you’re ready for bright, colorful spring and summer fashion. But before you whip out that debit or credit card or […]

Choose a Balance Transfer Credit Card

If you are an entrepreneur or a freelancer, you are likely, sooner or later, to encounter a foreign customer or client. Such is the global financial village we live in. While working with an international company or client can represent an exciting opportunity to expand your business, it also raises questions. How will you be […]

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Article Summary Our list of the 25 most expensive pens in the world includes everything from pens made from materials reclaimed from the Titanic to a fountain pen with a thousand black diamonds. The golden age of expensive pens started in the roaring 1920’s when pens became works of art and treasured status symbols. Of […]

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The quick answer is yes. Personal loans can and are often used to fund small businesses, but there are some important caveats to consider. While some lenders don’t care what you use the money for, others will deny loan applications from entrepreneurs looking for startup capital. Read SuperMoney’s expert and consumer reviews to find the […]


Leona Helmsley, the so-called Queen of Mean, once boasted that only little people pay taxes. She paid for that remark and the accompanying arrogance that led her to flout tax laws by serving time in prison. While avoiding taxes you rightfully owe is neither wise nor legal, there’s no need to overpay. Understanding a few […]