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Life Abroad: Better and Cheaper, or Sharing the Recession?

Jonathan Rivers

The grass is always greener on the other side. Is life abroad cheaper and more affordable? Our interactive chart breaks it down.

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Myths Versus Facts: Credit Card Usage and Debt

Jonathan Rivers

Given the global financial meltdown, it’s understandable that many are concerned about their own credit card debt and the practices of creditors in general. Unfortunately, these widespread discussions have given rise to numerous myths, half-truths and falsehoods about credit card usage and debt.

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The Growth and Trends of Online Spending

Jonathan Rivers

When the web roared into existence just less than two decades ago, it was clear that it would change how consumers interact and transact with businesses.

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A Historic Look at America’s Grocery Spending Habits

Jonathan Rivers

Through the past decades, technological, educational, and institutional changes have made life easier. With all these wide variety of changes, how has America’s grocery spending habits changed through time?

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10 Ways to Save Money in College

Jonathan Rivers

If college is supposed to be the time of your life, then why are you broke? We want you to have a good time and enjoy your college years without having to sell your body to science to cover the day-to-day expenses.

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Eight Quick Ways to Bankrupt Yourself

Jonathan Rivers

In the first half of 2010, personal bankruptcy filings in the United States totaled 770,000+ people. While reasons for bankruptcy filings varies, here are eight ways you might reach this financial pitfall.

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The Cost of Convenience: 10 Things We Overpay For

Jonathan Rivers

Each day consumers pay extra for convenience. Sometimes the associated fees seem minimal, or on lesser-priced items worth the price. However there are many ways that individuals could easily cut hundreds or thousands of dollars from their annual expenses by simply taking the time to analyze what they are actually spending their money on. With that said, when critically examined,

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