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Average New-Car Prices Rise 2 Percent in February 2018; Buyers Still Willing to Pay Top Dollar for the Latest Models

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The analysts at Kelley Blue Book today reported the estimated average transaction price (ATP) for light vehicles in the United States was $35,444 in February 2018. New-vehicle prices have increased by $722 (up 2.1 percent) from February 2017, while dropping $96 (down 0.3 percent) from last month. “It was another month of solid transaction prices in February 2018, with 2 percent growth year-over-year,” said Tim Fleming, analyst for Kelley Blue Book. “Even with new-vehicle ...

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Enterprise Rent-a-Car doesn’t want NRA members as customers anymore

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Enterprise Holdings  Inc., the parent company of rental car companies Enterprise, Alamo and National, announced late Thursday that it was discontinuing its NRA member offers within weeks. “All three of our brands have ended the discount for NRA members,” the company said in a tweet. ” This change will be effective March 26. Thank you again for reaching out.” Thank you ...

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Trump Effect: First-Time Homebuyers Purchase Most Homes Since 2006

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impact of tax reform expected to be a net positive supply constraints continue to hinder growth and drive up home prices “The first-time homebuyer segment had one of its strongest years on record, and we expect it to continue growing in market share and driving the purchase market in 2018, ” said Genworth Mortgage Insurance Chief Economist Tian Liu. First-time ...

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4 Ways How to Get Funds when You Have Bad Credit

If you have bad credit, you know how difficult it can be to get the financing you need to purchase a new vehicle, pay medical bills or even purchase groceries for the week. The good news is, there are a number of tips you can use to help you get the money you need, even if your credit is not ...

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4 Avenues You Can Explore When Trying to Get Money Quickly

If you are short on cash, you may find it is nearly impossible to meet your commitments. However, there are options out there. Knowing what your options are can help relieve some of the stress you are under and ensure you get the funds that are needed, when they are needed. Whether you are looking for a loan or credit ...

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The Benefits of Renting Out Your Spare Room

Many people these days are strapped for cash and looking for ways to make some extra money. There are many things you can do to boost and supplement your regular income so that you have greater financial freedom. One of the ways in which you can do this is by using your property in order to make money, which provides ...

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Federal Reserve Signals Time to Pay Off Credit Debt

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The average American is always trying to pay down their student loans and credit card debt, but the Federal Reserve has said that consumer borrowing jumped by a staggering 8.8 percent back in November, a surge that’s the biggest they’ve seen in two years. Now is definitely the time for Americans to pay off their debts and here’s why. Credit ...

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U-Haul Announces $1,200 Employee Bonuses Thanks to Trump Tax Cuts

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Team Members across AMERCO, parent company of U-Haul, will profit from bonus pool of more than $23.6 million PHOENIX, Feb. 9, 2018 — U-Haul Chairman Joe Shoen shared an email with all Team Members on Thursday night announcing that bonuses will be issued across the AMERCO system, the result of federal tax reductions that were recently signed into law. AMERCO is the parent company of U-Haul International, ...

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Who Are Qualified to Get Loans without Credit Check

Funds are often available and affordable to people with good credit history. Those who do not have good credit are on the risk of being denied with approval or to pay huge interest rates. It sounds unfair when the person who needs the cash is the one who does not qualify for it. Fortunately, there are different ways that this ...

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DOW Falls Off A Cliff — 1,000 Point Market Correction Breaks Uninterrupted Growth Streak

  by Jack Crowe The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell precipitously Monday afternoon, continuing a market correction that began Friday and interrupting consecutive months of uninterrupted growth. The Dow began to crater Monday afternoon, falling more than 1,000 points during afternoon trading after initially rebounding from a smaller morning session drop. The drop came after a dramatic 666 point drop ...

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Starting Salary: Negotiable or Not?

Worker Survey: Only 39% Tried to Negotiate Pay With Last Job Offer; Job Seekers in New York, Dallas and San Francisco Among Most Active Negotiators 46% of men negotiate salary compared to 34% of women Younger workers (ages 18-34) are most likely to negotiate salary Many job postings close with a statement indicating salary is negotiable, but how often do ...

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Why Computerized Checks are Ideal for Small Businesses

When you start a new business or operate a small one, there are a number of challenges that you may face. One of the major issues that many small businesses face is finances and another one is the effective use of resources. With limited resources, many small businesses find themselves facing a real struggle when it comes to the smooth ...

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Trump Effect: +200k jobs, GDP 5.4%, wages rising, 49% approval

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Americans are feeling the positive effects of a free market unleashed through the Trump administration’s policies that so far have reduced bad regulations, exited bad international agreements, begun to renegotiate bad trade deals and lowered taxes – trickle-down economics by definition. Nonfarm payrolls jumped 200,000 in January solidly beating analyst estimates of just 180,000. Hourly earnings rose by .3% reflecting an ...

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Saving Money on Your Car Loan

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If you are in the market to buy a new or used car, you will need to determine how you will pay for it. You may already have enough money put aside in savings to pay for the vehicle but if not you will need to consider some form of finance such as a car loan. There are many different ...

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How Mounting Debt Problems have Affected Households


Over recent years, many households have experienced difficulties when it comes to finances. Many struggle to make ends meet, with living costs rising far more quickly than salaries. This has put many households in hot water when it comes to money, creating a huge range of problems and putting them into high levels of debt. For some households, the only ...

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