What Should I Do With This Structured Settlement?

February 10, 2015

The short answer is “preferably nothing”. If you have a structured settlement, or a settlement of any kind, congratulations! You won a lawsuit out of court. This means that you’ve probably had a rough go of it in the past few months. Maybe you have been out of work. Maybe you have been injured. Maybe […]

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Is Investing for Everyone?

December 14, 2014

Once upon a time, investing was simple. You met with your broker, banker, or other investment guy who either came to you or you made an appointment in his office. Everyone wore suits, and trades were on paper. Things were bought and sold in a slow fashion, and local made sense, because the information was […]

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Welcome to The Great Thanksgivi​ng Giveaway!!! Chance to win $125 and Choose a Charity to Receive Money, too!!!

November 5, 2014

‘Tis the Season, America! Tis. The. Season! So this is 7 sorts of cool, isn’t it?  Charity. And Giveaway in the same sentence! (Yes, I know there’s a period there so it’s not “technically” the same sentence. But I write my own rules here, grammar included.) Here’s the deal: A bunch of really awesome bloggers […]

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You may be missing discounts and tax deductions for your insurance! Ask your accountant or agent today!

September 27, 2014

As a car owner, you are probably aware of the requirements under state law for insurance on your vehicle, and you may have a basic understanding of what that insurance covers. However, there are a few little-known facts you may not have been aware of that can actually save you money. Tax Deductions One little-known […]

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3 Ways to Repair Your Credit

September 17, 2014

The American dream is one so that any person can do anything they want if they try hard enough and apply themselves. So what happens when you wake up covered in flour and realize that your credit stinks? (Yes, that sentence was solely for the purpose of including this picture in the post. I just […]

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Dealing with Life’s Unpredictability

September 17, 2014

With John Hancock’s “Life Comes Next” campaign, the trusted life insurance provider expresses what they know best: you never know what life is going to bring. The evocative imagery hints at a story much larger than what is contained in the few seconds of film. The characters in the 4 films have something to communicate, […]

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Keep your landlord happy

September 4, 2014

Creating a comfortable home life for yourself and any dependents is one of the most important priorities there is. Whether you are renting a home privately, it is from a rental company, independent landlord or perhaps a relative, there are ways to ensure a hassle-free relationship. This makes enjoying many happy years in your home […]

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Reasons Why Travel Insurance Pays For Itself

August 29, 2014

Few of us can afford to be wasting money on stuff we don’t need. If you have enjoyed trouble-free holidays in the past, you may be tempted by the idea that you don’t need to buy travel insurance. Maybe you get to thinking that if you avoided this expenditure, you would have more money to […]

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5 Steps to Win the War with Paper

August 8, 2014

Today, for the first time in the 4 years that Step Away from the Mall has been active, the site is being taken over by someone who is actually qualified to talk about money… 🙂 I’m doing a blog swap with Kristin over at Payment Free Life today.  What that means is that I’m knocking the quality of her blog […]

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3 ways to turn your commute to a profit center. #3 Can make you a LOT of money!

August 5, 2014

For the first 5 years of working in NYC I lived on the same City block as my office. That means I didn’t even have to cross a street to get to work. Just down one elevator take about 30 steps and up another. I thought it was pretty cool at the time. And then […]

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