My Money

November 2011


5 Ways to Earn Extra Income Online

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You have probably heard that the Internet can be a great way to make extra money. It's true that you can earn a nice income from the comforts of your own home, but no one ever tells you how to do it. This article will try to change that.

A word of warning: Many of these ideas will be easy to ...

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7 End-of-Year Tax Trimmers

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With the end of the year fast approaching, it's smart to be thinking about your taxes now, even if they aren't due for another five months. The reason is obvious: It will be your earnings and spending this year that will determine how big of a check you'll be writing Uncle Sam next year.

Major ...

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5 Great Off-Peak Winter Travel Destinations

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If you still haven’t taken that much-needed vacation, make the most of some of the latest winter travel deals. Set your sights on an off-peak destination to get the best rates on hotel and resort stays, flights, and even tickets to area attractions. Get away from the cold and snow to enjoy a few ...

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5 Ways to Leave Your Job

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If you're thinking about a job change--or if you have been forced into one--sometimes it's nice to remember that you have options. And those options don't have to be limited to unemployment or retirement.

If you're ready for a change from the day-to-day life of the cubicle, maybe it's time to ...

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6 Steps to Winterize Your Home Now

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"Winterizing" might sound like a costly and intimidating process, but it's far cheaper and easier than the alternative: undergoing a wintry emergency nightmare because your home was not properly prepared. With a weekend's worth of work, just about anyone can take the steps necessary to keep their ...

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The $5 Fee Heard 'Round the World

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The $5 monthly fee that Bank of America planned to impose on debit card users has sparked a major backlash among consumers. The reaction was so strong that B of A reversed course, announcing that it would not levy the $5 fee after all. And this was not an isolated incident, as the likes of ...

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7 Ways to Earn an Extra $1,000 This Month

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In the past year, I've spent most of my working hours helping people and businesses that want to earn more money. Regardless of whether it's an individual or a group, they want to be more financially productive during the work day.

Based on this work, I've discovered two things about earning more ...

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The Skinny on No-Fee Balance Transfer Credit Cards

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During the 19th century, bars would offer a free lunch to patrons as a way to lure in drinking customers. So what started out as free food, ended up as an expensive bar tab. From this arose the familiar saying, “there’s no such thing as a free lunch.” In other words, you’ll never get something for ...

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