This post is by Zac Bissonnette. Excerpted from How To Be Richer, Smarter, and Better Looking Than Your Parents by Zac Bissonnette by arrangement with Portfolio Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright © 2012 by Zac Bissonnette. I hate student loans. In fact, I hate student … [Read more...] about Why you should pay off student loans now
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I love shopping. I love making money, too -- so I have more money to shop with. So I guess it's only natural that I'm a part-time mystery shopper for several companies. I have found that you will not get rich as a mystery shopper, but it can be a nice second income, and you may even get some free … [Read more...] about How to make money as a mystery shopper
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Quin Ryan was doing a good deed by driving her niece to daycare. Grabbing only the toddler and an umbrella, she entered the school, returning to her car in less than seven minutes to discover her driver-side window smashed and her purse, left on the seat, gone. Out of pocket: $2,500. Drugs, … [Read more...] about My purse has been stolen. Now what?
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