Monday, March 10, 2014

The Worst Stocks of the Bull Market Are…

These ten stocks have lost the most over the past five years, even as broad market indexes have risen 200% or more.

10) Newmont Mining

9) FTI Consulting

8 ) EXCO Resources

7) Leap Wireless International

6) Apollo Education Group 

5) First Solar

See the rest on Kiplinger.com.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

What Not to Say at a Job Interview

If you want to land the job, here are a dozen things you should never say (or imply) at a job interview:

1) This suit has been in my family for five generations. 

2) You think this is disorganized. Wait till you see me on work projects. 

3) I’d rather watch The Worst of C-Span than research your company.

4) I expect you to provide the exact job I want on my terms — now.

5) I could care less — but not much less.

6) If you hire me, you’d better get your own résumé up to date.

7) You might want to have security frisk me before I leave.

See the rest at Kiplinger.com.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Tuesday, March 4, 2014
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Friday, February 28, 2014
Are you wasting your money?See if you’re guilty of any of these 28 common money wasters. If so start plugging your budget holes right away.

Are you wasting your money?

See if you’re guilty of any of these 28 common money wasters. If so start plugging your budget holes right away.

Keep your money in your wallet where it belongs! 
Why spend your money on these things when you can get them all for FREE!? Check out our list of 60+ fabulous freebies. 

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Why spend your money on these things when you can get them all for FREE!? Check out our list of 60+ fabulous freebies

You can rest easy knowing your jewelry is protected, if you follow these three easy steps:
1) Find an appraiser who specializes in gems and jewelry. Ask for a detailed report that describes your jewelry and determines its replacement value.2) Assess your existing coverage. If it’s too skimpy, add a rider or floater with itemized or blanket coverage of your jewelry, or increase your limits.3) Update your appraisal and coverage every three to five years to account for changing values or new items.Learn more: http://mykip.co/1dFObU0
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You can rest easy knowing your jewelry is protected, if you follow these three easy steps:


1) Find an appraiser who specializes in gems and jewelry. Ask for a detailed report that describes your jewelry and determines its replacement value.

2) Assess your existing coverage. If it’s too skimpy, add a rider or floater with itemized or blanket coverage of your jewelry, or increase your limits.

3) Update your appraisal and coverage every three to five years to account for changing values or new items.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

How to Save on Auto Repairs

Follow these steps to lower the cost of routine car maintenance and major repair work:

Don’t neglect routine maintenance. One of the best ways to avoid costly repairs is to follow your vehicle manufacturer’s maintenance schedule. That means getting your oil changed regularly, keeping your tires properly inflated and having them rotated, replacing wipers when they get streaky, and so on.

Take advantage of free services. Several auto repair shops offer free battery testing, and some provide free tire rotation. For example, Advance Auto Parts will perform a free electrical test on your starter, alternator and battery. 

Look for coupons and discounts. You can find coupons for services at most of the major auto repair chains on their Web sites. If one shop is offering a good deal but you prefer to have your car serviced at another, ask about price matching.

Shop around. You likely compare prices to find the best deal when you purchase big-ticket items. You should do the same when getting your car repaired. You can get a good idea how much common repairs cost in your area by using sites such as AutoMD.com and RepairPal.

Ask a lot of questions. Say you take your car to a repair shop because you know something is wrong with the brakes. But then the mechanic tells you that your car needs several other repairs. Instead of asking how much it will cost, ask why so many repairs need to be made. 

Learn how to DIY. You can save a lot by learning how to tackle minor auto maintenance tasks, such as replacing the air filterwiper blades and even motor oil.

Learn more on Kiplinger.com.

Are you single and ready to mingle? Maybe it’s time to make a move to one of these best cities for singles:
10) Milwaukee, WI
9) San Francisco, CA
8) Trenton, NJ
7) Boulder, CO
6) Baltimore, MD
5) Austin, TX
4) Columbus, OH
3) Iowa City, IA
2) Ann Arbor, MI
1) Santa Barbara, CA
Learn about what makes these cities so great on Kiplinger.com.
(Photo: Visit Baltimore)

Are you single and ready to mingle? Maybe it’s time to make a move to one of these best cities for singles:

10) Milwaukee, WI

9) San Francisco, CA

8) Trenton, NJ

7) Boulder, CO

6) Baltimore, MD

5) Austin, TX

4) Columbus, OH

3) Iowa City, IA

2) Ann Arbor, MI

1) Santa Barbara, CA

Learn about what makes these cities so great on Kiplinger.com.

(Photo: Visit Baltimore)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ways to Save Money in Paris

Paris may be the City of Light, but too bad it’s not exactly light on the walletSo to help those with dreams of seeing the Eiffel Tower and Champs-Élysées on a budget, here are 11 money-saving tips.

  1. Book hotels outside the city center. Generally speaking, the closer you get to the center of town, the more expensive real estate becomes.
  2. Buy a multiday metro pass. A one-way ride on a metro train or RER train in Zone 1 will cost about $2.30 (€1.70.) But if you expect to ride multiple times per day, a Passe illimité (unlimited travel ticket) or Navigo Découverte card will be the way to go.
  3. Rent a bike. Get some fresh air and get around town in mild weather with the Vélib’ bike share program. You’ll be able to rent a bike from any of the 1,800, 24-hour, self-service kiosks.
  4. Skip the top of the Eiffel Tower. Want to get a view of Paris from on high? Do so from the steps of the Sacré Cœur at the top of Montmartre — it’s free. 
  5. Young? You’re in luck. Paris is extra wallet-friendly if you’re under 26 years old. You can find youth discounts on everything from food to museums to transportation. 

Visit Kiplinger.com to see even more money-saving tips!