October 2011

5 tips to cope with higher energy bills this winter

October 30, 2011

The following was a guest post highlighting energy tips for the winter: Every year the cost of heating your home increases. Finding the cheapest gas and electricity is essential. The bills get higher and the winters seem colder. The slow economy does not help the situation and neither does the rising cost of oil. There […]

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Money saving tips: 5 up-cycled Christmas gift ideas

October 26, 2011

Up-cycling is a fancy way of saying re-purposing, which quite honestly is a fancy way of saying, use the old stuff you have to make cool new stuff you want. Up-cycle and save. Up-cycling for 25-50 % of your Christmas gift list will save hundreds of dollars. Jewelry A pair of earrings using recycled or […]

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1000 Best and Worst ETFs of 2011

October 19, 2011

With 2011 coming to a close, it’s a good time to take inventory of which ETFs fared the best which may lend some insight into trends and sectors to keep an eye on going into the close of the year.  With tax-loss harvesting, asset rebalancing, and the dreaded annual returns fund managers must report following […]

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Things to Consider with Mortgages and Refinancing

October 9, 2011

The following is a guest post by Emortgage Calculator, which provides mortgage calculator tools and comparison data for “whole of market” advisers: With financing rates at record lows the world over, tougher lending requirements seems to be the primary barrier for most that are interesting in the space.  For people that do qualify, new home […]

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