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There’s no way around it - you need extra cash. While selling blood plasma may have crossed your mind, there are easier ways to pad your bank account. Have you thought about trying to sell stuff you no longer want or need online?

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From furniture to textbooks and even the most random knick-knacks, you’d be surprised what people are willing to pay for stuff you’ve long neglected. The hard part may be determining the best vehicle for getting your stuff into a buyer’s hands. Craigslist and eBay are two popular options, but which one is right for you? Apartment Guide explains the good and the bad of each.

Depending on the season, location and amount of usage, your electric bill can be an intimidating expense. After all, electricity powers nearly everything in a modern home–from the appliances and entertainment devices, to air conditioning and lights. Despite its importance,…

Watch your rent budget.  Invest in stocks.  Save for the future.  Pay attention to the market. It seems we’re constantly bombarded with information about how we should manage our financial futures. It can be tough to sort through all of those messages to figure out exactly how it all applies to our individual financial needs. That’s where personal economics comes in.

Everything has to come to an end sometime – and not always on your own timetable. Maybe your roommate is graduating; maybe they’re getting married; maybe they found a great new job in another city and they have to move. Any way you slice it, they’re out and you’re left high and dry, not to mention all alone in your apartment. That can make for an awkward situation, but it doesn’t have to be a bad one. Even if it seems like your soon-to-be-ex-roomie is leaving you in the lurch, this could be a good opportunity to start a new chapter in your life. Here are some questions you’ll have to ask yourself.

moving expenses

Moving costs can add up fast. Whether you hire a professional moving company or go the DIY route, moving expenses can be significant -- that's why it's important to plan for them carefully. To keep moving costs from catching you…

clean refrigerator coils

Vacuum your refrigerator coils twice a year to keep your fridge running efficiently. Let’s face it: In the summertime, your refrigerator is your best friend. There’s nothing like the first sip of a cold beverage to cool you off when…

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Big-city living isn't all it's cracked up to be. Not only will you find plenty of small-town charm if you live in a less populated town; you'll also save money. Apartment Guide found America's most affordable cities -- the top 10 cities with the least expensive median rent prices -- and we dug up a few cool facts about these hidden gems as well.

1. Florence - Muscle Shoals, AL

Median rent: $395 Named after the city in Italy, the northwestern Alabama town of Florence not only boasts the cheapest rent in the nation; it’s also the home of the University of North Alabama. Music lovers are in luck; artists from all over the country come to Florence each summer for the W.C. Handy Music Festival. It originally focused on blues and jazz, but now includes rock, gospel, country and more.

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