50 Great Ideas

Sep 21 2006

This is a great article… some of the most interesting things I read:

  • Get stability control on your car – On your next new car, get electronic stability control, a safety feature helps prevent skids and spins. Studies show it reduces SUV single-vehicle crashes by 67 percent. It’s standard on vehicles ranging from the Audi A3 to the BMW Z4, and a $500 option on others. For a list of ESC-equipped vehicles, go to www.esceducation.org.
  • Get rewards you will actually use – Switch your airline miles or other merchandise rewards to a credit card with rewards you’ll actually use — like cash back. Search for a no-fee card that suits you at www.cardweb.com or www.bankrate.com.
  • Donate your shares – Donate stock, not cash, to charity. Not only will you help those in need, you’ll forever avoid taxes on any gains on the stock — and you can deduct the full value of the shares on your tax return. The charity will be happy to help you with the paperwork.

Read the whole thing here:

How to earch more, save more, invest better, spend wisely and protect your family. The 50 smart money moves below are as close to sure things as you can get. Good payoff, low risk: the definition of smart.

50 Smartest things to do with your money

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