18 Things You (Supposedly) Should Never Pay For. Ever.

Who doesn’t love a free lunch? I know I’ve never turned one down.

If you believe everything you read on the Internet (as well you should), then there are a lot of products and services out there you should never pay for.

I know because I read about it here. And here. Oh, and here too.

The problem is “never” is such a strong word, isn’t it?

Compounding

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A Primer on Bankruptcy Options and Potential Tax Liabilities

So, you are struggling financially and are curious about the bankruptcy option. You have heard the rumors about those who have filed and prospered; you’ve heard the tales about those who have filed and failed. Whatever the case may be, you want to learn more.

Bankruptcy is a declared inability to pay off debts. The process is extremely serious and meant to be a last resort, but it often becomes a

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Behind the Green Curtain: An Insider’s View of the Millionaire Mind

By Kevin Mercadante

Back on May 27th, Len posted 19 Things Your Suburban Millionaire Neighbor Won’t Tell You, a topic that caught both my eye and my interest. Though I commented on the post, I have more to say on this subject – much more!

I spent years working in small business accounting—still do as a sideline—so I’ve had a chance not only to get to know a number of

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5 Crazy Ideas That Resulted in Million Dollar Paydays

From time to time I enjoy reading some of the interesting and often inspiring stories in Dmitry Davydov’s blog Uncommon Business.

Uncommon Business features people who make money online selling unusual, strange and sometimes bizarre things or provide curious services.

For example, in the past Dmitry has featured stories on businesses that cater to neo-survivalists looking to outlast the end of the civilized world as we know it, as well as

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8 Stupid Fees Consumers Hate to Pay (But Often Do Anyway)

In this tough economy, businesses of all types are trying to nickel and dime us to death with add-on charges.

Those charging the fees want you to believe that the fees are necessary to cover the additional costs of doing business, like pizza delivery fees.

In reality, all these fees do more often than not is mislead the consumer by adding a hidden mark-up to the advertised price. Sometimes the

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What Would YOU Be Willing to Do for a Million Dollars?

Several years ago I wrote a very popular post highlighting the seven deadly sins of personal finance. Of course, one of those seven deadly sins was greed.

Greed often makes people do some really crazy things they wouldn’t otherwise consider.

For example, Baker from Man Vs. Debt asked the other day if you would be willing to kill a stranger for a billion bucks.

I can honestly say that I would

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Ten Essential Negotiating Tactics Everyone Should Know (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a two-part post on negotiating tactics. Please click on this link for Part 1 of this article.

As I noted in the first part of this article, I have always believed that one of the most important life skills that every person should have mastered before setting out on their own is the ability to successfully negotiate.

For most of us, negotiating skills are usually

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Ten Essential Negotiating Tactics Everyone Should Know

I have always believed that one of the most important life skills that every person should have mastered before setting out on their own is the ability to successfully negotiate.

For most of us, negotiating skills are usually needed shortly after we leave home to strike out on our own for the very first time. For example, the opportunity to engage in negotiations often comes into play when we get our

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The 5 Worst Jobs For Teenagers

With summer here, schools are now on hiatus for vacation in most places around the country and teenagers are scurrying to find temporary jobs to earn some extra money. With that in mind, some parents may be interested to know that the National Consumers League (NCL) has once again selected their Five Worst Teen Jobs that teenagers are advised to avoid at all possible costs.

With the help of the Child

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Inflation: Your Four Best Defenses For Preserving Your Wealth

I kicked off this series on inflation with a warning about why all of us should fear inflation and why the US government needs it to take root in our economy. But I’m not the only one who thinks so.

Forbes posted an excellent article on the coming cash tsunami that is destined to strike as the United States Treasury printing presses work overtime to cover the multi-trillion dollar budget deficit

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