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Tax Refunds Jump-Start New Car Purchases

GoBankingRates says it studied auto loan details from more than 6,000 financial institutions and statistics gathered from eBay Motors to project that about 25 percent of Americans would use refunds to grab a fresh ride.

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Three Low-Cost Ways to Capture Your Wedding Day - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Three Low-Cost Ways to Capture Your Wedding Day

Wedding photography and videography are EXPENSIVE! If you don’t have room in the budget for both, there are a few alternative options. Here are a few ways to get all the wedding pictures and videos you deserve, without going broke.

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Spring Break on a Bare Minimum Budget - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Spring Break on a Bare Minimum Budget

There are plenty of opportunities to go on a just as good (dare I say better?) spring break trip for a very small fraction of the cost. Here’s a guide to doing spring break on the bare minimum budget.

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Five Inexpensive Ways to Dress Up Cheap Wedding Favors - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Five Inexpensive Ways to Dress Up Cheap Wedding Favors

Like most brides, my biggest wedding-related challenge is staying on budget. Favors are just one area where I really want to save money – so I’m compromising a bit on quality and going cheap. But here’s some good news for other budget-loving brides: Cheap favors don’t have to look cheap! Here are some ways to take your beer-budget favors to a champagne-budget level.

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Throwing an Awards Show Party - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

How to Throw an Awards Show Party

Oscar nominations have been announced and you know what that means… awards season is upon us, bringing with it glitz, glamour and awards parties. Whether you’re getting together with friends to check out the Hollywood starlets’ latest styles or to see who will walk away a winner, you want to do it in style. This is an awards show party, after all.

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First Time Buying a Used Car? What You Need to Know

We all love that new car smell, but is it worth the extra money? Sure, a new car won’t have any miles on it, but it will also depreciate in value as soon as you sign the paperwork and drive off the lot. If you’re in the market for a vehicle for the first time — or the first time in a long time — arm yourself with these tips before you head to the dealership.

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Finding Restaurants with Apps - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Finding Restaurants with Apps

There are lifestyle apps, money management apps and apps that even protect your identity. But did you know there are hundreds of apps out there that can help find the perfect restaurant near you? Here are a few of the most handy, helpful and user-friendly restaurant apps on the market.

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Purchasing the Perfect Headphones - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Purchasing the Perfect Headphones

While some may be content with the stock headphones that comes with the iPhone or mp3 player, there are other options available to make your listening experience nothing short of symphonic. When purchasing headphones, it is important to consider a few styles and decide which fits your needs the best.

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Six Budget-Friendly Holiday Party Ideas - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Six Budget-Friendly Holiday Party Ideas

With the holiday season comes a rush of holiday parties, and no one would blame you for joining in on the fun and hosting a party of your own. However, if you’re like me, your party vision far outweighs your party budget. A distinct lack of funds doesn’t have to mean a lack of parties! If your friends and family have a sense of fun, consider throwing one of these alternatives to your average fancy holiday bash.

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Credit vs. Debit: When You Should Charge It

By comparison, making a purchase on your debit card seems like a boring, ineffective way to spend your money. But debit cards still have their place in the modern consumer’s wallet – and they can sometimes be a better alternative to paying with a credit card. Here’s a little refresher on the basic ways credit cards differ from debit cards.

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