Advance your career by earning your insurance license with these 7 steps

Gaining an insurance license opens the doors to new career opportunities like unlimited earning potential, flexible schedules and professional satisfaction. (Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) If you’re considering a career in insurance, getting a license is the key to laying a solid foundation for your future success. Every state in the country requires prospective insurance agents to become licensed before they can begin […]

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Leave your shoes at the door: Science says they’re covered in poop and could make you sick

Want fewer germs? Leave them outside. (Photo: Linda Raymond, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Your clodhoppers track in dirt, yes, but also fecal germs and diarrhea-inducing bacteria, studies show, and the shoes themselves can get dirtier than a toilet seat. And science has shown just what makes up that filth, too. Even Charles Gerba, a University of Arizona microbiologist who conducted a seminal study on the subject, was […]

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Don’t dictate to your kids. Negotiating has more impact and gives them tools for life.

“What should I be when I grow up?” the 7-year-old boy asked, looking up at his grandfather. The retired engineer paused. “I’d like you to be wise, Stevie,” he said. The boy nodded and ran out of the kitchen — just as his incredulous father entered from another doorway. “Dad, I overheard what you just told Stevie! How could you […]

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Check your freezer: Kroger recalls ground beef and ribeye due to potential health hazard

Kroger is recalling ground beef and ribeye steaks due to a potential health hazard. Bone-in ribeye steaks, boneless ribeye steaks and in-store purchased ground beef purchased from April 23 through June 7 should not be eaten, as the products may be contaminated with E. coli and could result in severe illness, according to a company recall issued June 7. There have […]

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Is your insurance policy good enough? Here’s a checklist to review

Folks commonly see insurance as a once-and-done purchase. But it's not. (Photo: David J. Phillip, AP) Summer’s here! Barbecues. Burgers and beer. It’s a good time to review your insurance coverage. If an out-of-control cookout cooks your castle, are you prepared? Household losses Folks commonly see insurance as a once-and-done purchase. Renters buy policies to meet landlord requirements, auto-renew and forget it. Income stretched […]

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A house in your teens and retiring early, tips from our most frugal Aussies

Frugal Australians are shunning the country’s cycle of debt to stay focused on their financial goals. They’ve opted for a pared-back lifestyle, steering clear of shopping malls and making smarter choices with their money. Nicholas Muscat, 19, is a follower of the Financial Independence, Retire Early movement. Frugal people are prudent savers and live a deliberately economical life. This can […]

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Watch your credit card rewards pile up with these 5 tips

Just because summer's approaching doesn't mean your wallet gets a vacation. From graduation season and Father's Day to the Fourth of July and back-to-school spending, you'll likely drop some dollars. Continue Reading Below Rewards-earning credit cards can help you save on these expenses — but you can also combine those rewards with other money-saving strategies to help you hang on […]

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