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Stories by Brendan

Penny-Wise Tips for New Parents: Everyday Expenses

May 14, 2015

Two of the most important, fundamental aspects of having baby can also be two of the most expensive: food and daily care. As your baby grows, your food expenses will grow as well. Whether it’s formula or cereal, or homemade or canned baby food, your baby’s needs will continue to expand. In addition, many families […]

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Penny-Wise Tips for New Parents: College Savings

May 13, 2015

Raising an infant requires the parents to focus on the present. The numerous responsibilities regarding health, day care and daily budgeting can fill most of the waking hours of any parent, sleep-deprived or not. That said, saving for college or post-secondary education is a common concern for new parents that shouldn’t be overlooked. While there […]

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Penny-Wise Tips for New Parents: Baby Gear

May 12, 2015

New parents and expecting parents can be overwhelmed by the additional responsibilities and expenses that go hand-in-hand with infants. A key source of financial stress can be all of the baby gear, and related advice, that’s available from a variety of sources. What should you buy and how do you know what to believe? Just […]

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How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Buying a New Car

May 07, 2015

When you’ve decided to buy a new car, but are intimidated by the process, how can you feel confident in your choice at the end? Making mistakes when purchasing a new vehicle could prevent you from getting the best value for your money. But if you are aware of common car-buying mistakes, like those explained below, […]

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Tips for Bikers: Ride Your Motorcycle Like a Pro

May 02, 2015

Riding a motorcycle can be a lot of fun, but it’s important to learn good habits so you can do it safely. It may sound like a great idea to just jump on a bike and go cruising, but if you don’t know what you’re doing and haven’t properly prepared, you could be putting yourself […]

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How to Maintain a Seldom-Used Vehicle

Apr 15, 2015

Performing maintenance is a task that often goes hand-in-hand with owning a vehicle. But what about vehicles you only use once in a while or store part of the year? It may seem like a car that isn’t used frequently wouldn’t require upkeep like your everyday vehicle – but that isn’t always the case. Before storing your […]

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Saving For College? Don’t Wait To Get Schooled

Apr 14, 2015

Saving for your child’s college education can seem a lot like writing a term paper—putting it off usually doesn’t make it any easier. Parents who’ve put their kids through college and financial experts agree: It’s never too early to begin saving.   Do the Math As the graph shows, college tuition and fees are projected to go […]

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Distracted Driving: Staying Safe on the Road [INFOGRAPHIC]

Apr 08, 2015

Distracted driving poses a real danger to all drivers, but especially young drivers. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), 10 percent of all drivers under the age of 20 who were involved in a vehicle accident resulting in a fatality were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. Hundreds of thousands of […]

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How to Choose the Best Motor Oil for Your Vehicle

Apr 02, 2015

Changing your oil regularly can help keep your engine running smoothly, but what kind of oil does your vehicle need? The easiest way to figure out what motor oil to use is to check the owner’s manual, says The organization says the manufacturer will have the best recommendation, but your dealership or mechanic could be a […]

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10 Years of Quirky Car Features

Mar 26, 2015

Unique car features and weird car accessories have come and gone throughout history. It seems manufacturers have always looked for new ways to stand out from competitors, and in some cases, it has resulted in some quirky ideas. Below is a list of some of the most original car features from the last 10 years. Perfume […]

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