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There's Gold in That Old Cell Phone!

We all know how fast tech devices seem to age. But don’t just chuck them out. There is a market for older cell phones, tablet, laptops and the like.

Online sites like uSell and Gazelle will buy your items, saving you the trouble of finding a buyer. Best Buy, Apply and Target will exchange your old devices for gift cards. Other sites like Swappa and Glyde will let you list old items for sale for a percentage of the sale price.

While newer and better conditioned items will fetch higher prices, there are buyers out there for older and somewhat damaged goods as well.

But remember! Make sure you wipe the device of any personal information before you sell it!

Stay Safe at Home

Most homes now have Wi-Fi routers so multiple devices can access the internet. Be careful, hackers can use these devices to access your computer simply by being in your neighborhood.

To keep your personal information safe, make sure your wireless router’s encryption and password protection are turned on.

If you are unsure how to check that, contact the tech support team at your internet service provider.

The 5-Cent Fortune

Having trouble saving money? Here's a simple trick.

Start out by putting away 5¢ tomorrow. The next day add a nickel (putting away 10¢).

Keep increaisng the amount by five cents a day. At the end of a year, you'll still only putting away $18.75, but you will have saved $3,339.75!

4 Things That Could Wreck Your Retirement

You may think you have enough socked away, but financial planners caution that these items may derail some of the best-laid plans:

Luxury Auto: Average cost $55,000

Dream Wedding For Your Child: Average cost $33,000

Dream Around-the-World Cruise: Average cost $25,000

Big Toys: 22-foot sailboat average Cost $25,000 + upkeep

Before You Buy That Retirement Condo

Some things to check before you downsize to the retirement condo you think might be perfect:

  • Check if the condo association dues have increased from year to year
  • Determine if most of the units are owner-occupied and not rentals
  • Ask about any plans for any big infrastructure projects planned for the future – and how they’re supposed to be paid for
  • Ask if they have a reserve fun and how that fund is invested

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