Alpha Consumer

August 2011


Do Single People Need Life Insurance?

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If you’re married with children, then you probably know you should have life insurance to protect your dependents in the event of your death. But do single people without those same dependents also need to insure themselves? According to USAA Life Insurance, the number of single people buying life ...

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Getting Perspective on the Stock Market

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Yesterday was a terrible day for anyone with money in the stock market. The Dow dropped 5.6 percent, the biggest fall since December 2008. So we decided to revisit the height of that recent financial crisis for a little perspective. Alpha Consumer posted these tips for “staying up when stocks go ...

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The Perfect, $5 Family Dinner

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After realizing that our grocery bill almost doubled once we became a family of three, my husband and I have been trying to think of ways we can avoid spending a small fortune on food each month. Part of the problem is that our toddler often prefers her own food, separate from what we’re eating,

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