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10 Ways to Raise Your Credit Score 100 Points in 2015

(TNS)—It’s important to get your credit score as high as possible if you want to qualify for the best loans and credit. Many lenders don’t even look at your credit report; they stop at your credit score. FICO credit scores ...


Keeping Your Phone on Lock Down: App Awareness

You just had a flat tire along a dark country road. Luckily, you downloaded a flashlight app into your cellphone and now can put it to use. ...


7 Ways You’re Accidentally Improving your Credit

(TNS)—There’s little doubt that Americans with higher credit scores get better deals on core consumer items like mortgages, auto loans and credit cards. ...


11 Fatal Errors Not to Make in Your Job Search

Do you know someone who has experience and skill in their field (not to mention commitment, drive, and great references), but despite their best efforts, they can't seem to find a job? For anyone in this situation, as application after application is filled ...


The Secrets of Family Business

After years of hard work, you’ve built the family business into a great success and you take pride in meeting the challenges that each day brings. ...


Living Smart: Don’t Take Kitchen Appliances for Granted

(TNS)—Most people depend on their kitchen appliances for daily use and occasionally for a cooking marathon before a holiday feast. They’re staples of the kitchen, and expected to work. But as soon as the refrigerator stops cooling or the oven won’t warm, panic ...


The ‘Old Smart’ Isn’t Good Enough

Maybe you graduated top of your college class. Maybe you have an MBA and complete the Saturday edition of the New York Times crossword in one sitting. Maybe you pride yourself on your ...


The Three HVAC Questions Every Homebuyer Should Ask

This blog was contributed by Myles Kleeman, eComfort.com. ...


5 Ways a Strong Dollar Helps You

(TNS)—The “strong dollar” is making headlines. What is a strong dollar, and how does it impact us? ...


Spending Choices that Offer Most Bang for Your Buck

(TNS)—If you’re pulling together your budget for 2015 or have made “spend less” one of your New Year’s resolutions, consider this tip: Rather than simply cut back on dinners out or trips to the mall, think instead about how to spend more meaningfully. ...


Living Smart: Will Wallpaper Trend Stick This Time?

(TNS)—Denise Jordan has seen wallpaper come and seen it go. ...


Your Budget: Rethink These Modern-Day ‘Necessities’

Compare your monthly expenses to those of your grandparents (maybe even your parents), and you’ll probably find that your expense list is quite a bit longer. Over the decades, more and more conveniences, habits, and gadgets have found their way into our everyday ...


6 Tips for Choosing a Real Estate Agent

Overestimating the selling price for a property is one of the oldest tricks in the real estate agent’s book. The idea is that the seller will be so impressed by the inflated figure, they will chose this agent over other competitors. But the ...


‘Weather’ to Work from Home—Something Employers should Think about

(TNS)—There’s one thing my years of meteorological study have taught me, it’s that weather exists. ...


Millennials, Use Your Money

(TNS)—Personal finance scares a lot of people. But money can be about joy, doing what you love in your young adulthood and living the life of your dreams. It’s time to see how to use your money to build security and confidence. ...


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