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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Obstacles of Starting a Business with Bad Credit

August 5, 2014

If you have bad credit, you’re very likely to have a difficult time funding the start-up of a new business. Your credit is, in theory, an indication to how reliably you repay lenders and how likely you are to stay on financial track. Obviously, lenders aren’t usually biting their nails for bad credit risks to […]

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Will the Latest Hybrid Cars Save you Money?

July 18, 2014

Do you spend a good portion of your day behind the wheel, either on your daily commute or just running errands? The cost of fuel can really add up over time, even in a relatively efficient car. You may have thought about purchasing a hybrid vehicle to cut fuel costs and boost efficiency. Yet hybrid […]

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3 Things You can Do to Increase Your Odds of Securing a Mortgage

July 17, 2014

Failure to secure a mortgage has derailed more deals in the last five years than you can imagine. So how can you prepare your process to go as smoothly as possible? Here are three things that might help. Check Your Credit Report and Fix Any Errors Every country has a different measure for credit. In […]

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How Are Installment Loans Usually Repaid?

July 7, 2014

An installment loan is a tradition, fixed length loan with a set payment schedule. The rate of payment is determined by the length of time that the loan will be in service, and the interest rate charged. Here is the equation for determining the payment of a loan: Equation P = (r(PV))/(1-(1+r)^-n) P = Payment […]

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An(other) unexpected package. Seriously.

June 30, 2014

Last time I checked in with the “goins on” in my world, I was just about to get whacked by a jacked up Russian guy for giving him back nearly $10,000 of pure gold that someone accidentally mailed to me. Yes, you read that right. Whacked for returning gold that was sent to me by […]

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The day I returned nearly $10,000 in PURE GOLD…

June 6, 2014

Last time I checked in I was about to be put on hold. I had ($10,000 in pure gold in my hand that didn’t belong to me, and I just got customer service from the sender on the phone. Good afternoon, my name is [who can remember these details?!?!]. It will be my pleasure to […]

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That time someone accidentally sent me nearly $10,000 in pure gold…

June 4, 2014

It was six days ago. A sunny, Thursday afternoon. The day had started out almost like any typical Thursday in recent months. I got up super early to work on my side hustles. I went to the gym. Showered. Momentarily forgot I was showing at the gym and let the loudest fart out in the […]

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