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  • 1. Tons of Ways to Save Money
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    Terms of Use: Transportation Airline Fares Car Rental New Cars Used Cars Auto Leasing Gasoline Car Repairs Insurance Auto Insurance Homeowner/Renter Insurance Life Insurance Banking/Credit Checking Savings and Investment Products Credit Cards Auto Loans First Mortgage Loans Mortgage Refinancing Home Equity Loans Housing Home Purchase Renting a Place to Live Home Improvement Major Appliances Utilities Electricity Home Heating Telephone Service Other Food Purchased at Markets Prescription Drugs   More...
  • 2. The Money Express article series introduction
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    Putting You in Control of Your Financial Life Click on me to replay. AC_VHost_Embed_1190(119,133,'FFFFFF',1,1,39726,0,0,0,'b1db03cc14e1ba20b0255c167fb51899',6); Managing money is a critical life skill that many of us have never really mastered. Good money management skills help you get ahead financially and help prevent others from taking advantage of you. That's where "The Money Express " comes in. It's Connection's way to provide useful financial information in understandable terms. You see, a  More...
  • 3. Tips for finding the best used car
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    Terms of Use: Buying a used car is a great way to stretch your dollar, but you'll want to learn these used car facts BEFORE you shop. GET THE USED CAR FACTS FIRST The price of new cars has steadily climbed over the past few years making used vehicles more attractive than ever. Because new vehicles lose so much of their value as soon as they're purchased, car shoppers are increasingly turning to previously owned cars as a smart financial alternative. Today, thanks to manufacturing and mainten  More...
  • 4. What things should I consider when buying a used vehicle?
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    Terms of Use: Before you start shopping for a car, you’ll need to do some homework. Spending time now may save you serious money later. Think about your driving habits, your needs, and your budget. You can learn about car models, options, and prices by reading newspaper ads, both display and classified. There is a wealth of information about used cars on the Internet: enter used car as the keywords and you’ll find additional information on how to buy a used car, detailed instru  More...
  • 5. Top 10 things to do to protect sensitive data on your computer
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    Terms of Use: Your computer probably contains a significant amount of sensitive information about you that if used by the wrong person could cost you a lot of time and money. Follow the 10 steps below to protect yourself: Update your system's operating system and Web Browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) frequently . Keeping this system software updated with all the latest patches will dramatically reduce the potential that your computer can be accessed by an unauthorized user, also called hac  More...
  • 6. What are some useful Web sites to help me when buying a new or used car?
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    Terms of Use: Here are some helpful Web sites to check out when buying a new or used vehicle: Better Business Bureau - www.bbbonline.org Carfax, Inc. - www.carfax.com Consumers' Checkbook - CarBargains - www.carbargains.org Edmunds.com, Inc . - www.edmunds.com - gives the True Market Value, or average selling price, for a particular vehicle in your region. Consumer Reports . - www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars.htm Kelly Blue Book - www.kbb.com National Automobile Dealers Association   More...
  • 7. Saving money on health care
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    Terms of Use: It's estimated that each year on average Americans spend roughly $8,000 per person on health care. Without putting your health on the line, it's good to know where you can reduce medical costs: 1. Generic drugs: Always ask whether the prescription drug your doctor recommends is available in a generic form. Generic drugs can cost 15-50 percent less than name brands, saving you and your insurance company money. 2. Avoid unnecessary tests and visits . If you move or change docto  More...
  • 8. Can you help me understand more about annuities?
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    Terms of Use: Table of Contents Single vs. Flexible-Payment Annuities Fixed vs. Variable Annuities Fixed and Variable Annuity Expenses Deferred vs. Immediate Annuities Withdrawing Money from a Deferred Annuity Why Buy a Deferred Annuity? Why Buy an Immediate Annuity? Options with Guarantees Before You Buy an Annuity Consider the Following Some Questions to Ask Before Buying Confused about annuities? You're not alone. Many people have difficulty understanding them. The main reason for all t  More...
  • 9. How to get the best car loan
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    Terms of Use: You've decided to buy a new or used car. But how do you go about getting the best car loan? Your financing options (other than paying cash or borrowing from family or friends) include dealer or manufacturer financing, online auto loans, and financing through your credit union, bank or other financial institution. You've seen the advertisements for rebates, zero financing, no money down... but these might not be the best deal for you. Be prepared to do some comparison shopping w  More...
  • 10. What should I know about pro-forma financial statements?
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    Terms of Use: Investors should always take the critical step of reading the financial statements of the companies they've invested in, or intend to invest in, because financial statements contain important corporate financial information that may not be readily apparent from news releases. Recently, some companies have put out press releases using so-called "pro forma" financial information to highlight what they claim are important portions of their actual financial reports. Investors should kn  More...
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