3 Days Left to Earn 30,000 Starpoints®

August 19, 2011

The American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card is running a limited offer that’s worth mentioning. By applying by August 21, 2011, you’re eligible to earn 30,000 Starpoints®. You receive 10,000 points just for signing up, as well as 20,000 more for spending $4,500 in the first 3 months. The standard signup bonus on this card is between [...]

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How to Lose Money

August 17, 2011

A lot of people right now are losing a lot of money. Real estate is still going down. Every day the stock market takes a giant step forward or back. There’s a lot of uncertainty, fear, and pain happening. Psychologists have been able to quantify how much people hate to lose. Research says that people [...]

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How to Negotiate for a Car (Even if You Suck at Negotiation)

August 15, 2011

Until now, I’ve never known how to negotiate for a car. The car I drove since the day I got my license, a black 2000 Ford F150, is the car I drive today. In a few months, my wife and I are moving to Chicago. The plan is to sell both of our cars and [...]

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8 Proven Tips To Find Cheap Hotel Rooms

August 11, 2011

The best way to find cheap hotel rooms is by using Priceline’s “Name Your Own Price” feature. I have stayed in 4-star hotels for under $60 a night and 5-star hotels for under $100. There are two ways to use Priceline. Priceline has a search feature that’s simular to the other popular travel sites (orbitz, travelocity, etc…). [...]

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What the S&P Downgrade of U.S. Debt Means for Generation Y

August 9, 2011

I adhere to my own advice, I don’t read or listen to financial news unless something so big occurred that it’s impossible to avoid. In my lifetime I never expected the U.S. to have its credit rating downgraded. In case you didn’t hear, that’s exactly what happened Friday night. What does this downgrade mean for [...]

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