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As the popularity of modern-day jewellery auctions continues to increase, we take a look at the most expensive diamonds to have ever been sold at auction. The Oppenheimer Blue The Oppenheimer Blue once held the record for being the most expensive jewel to ever be sold at an auction. In 2016, the diamond sold at Christie’s Geneva auction for a staggering $50.6 million dollars to an unknown buyer. The diamond is a rare vivid blue diamond, cut into an elegant and sophisticated emerald shape. It is not known where the diamond was mined, but experts speculate that the gem originated…

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It’s very easy to get overwhelmed and make mistakes when you first get a credit card. The feeling of having so much available credit at our fingertips makes us make some foolish and unnecessary mistakes. But it is possible to avoid this fate if you pay attention, follow the guidelines we’re about to share, and avoid racking up major credit card debt. For many Americans, we have this free spending mentality that often gets us in trouble. Unfortunately, when you’re willing to buy anything on a credit card, you’re going to pay outrageous interest as well as the original balance.…

There are some topics in life that many of us wish to avoid and if we were to draw on a couple of clichés two of life’s certainties would definitely pop up at this stage; death and taxes. Well, as the title has probably all but given away, we’re going to hone in on the former today. That’s right, let’s talk about death, or specifically what happens immediately afterwards. Once upon a time it wasn’t nearly as significant as it was now. We’re not talking about the process of dying, but rather the immediate funeral afterwards. Funeral costs were relatively…

Are you trying to determine if credit card debt consolidation is the best choice for your personal situation? As with anything in this life, there are upsides and downsides to consolidating your credit card debt. To help you determine if this is the best choice, we’re going to share the pros and cons of consolidating credit card debt. So take a look and see if this is the best course of action to meet your specific needs. Credit Card Debt Consolidation Pros Eliminate Multiple Monthly Credit Card Payments and Roll Them into One Unfortunately, some people are just so disorganized…

Are you a consumer who is not able to get away from salespeople no matter how hard you try? If so, you are likely one of the many frustrated individuals nationwide. You try and do things such as: Not give your phone or mailing address out Avoid signing up for countless credit cards Getting on the National Do Not Call Registry Despite those efforts, you still find yourself besieged by salespeople wherever you turn. The above-mentioned tactics (and some others) should help you cut down on sales efforts. So, are you ready to rid yourself of persistent salespeople? Take Steps…

Creating a budget plan is the first step to successfully getting out of debt and planning a strong financial future. However, making an effective budget and sticking to it isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Here are seven free online budgeting courses that can start you down the right path. Budgeting 101 (Credit.org) Created by the nonprofit financial literacy organization Credit.org, Budgeting 101 is a free online budgeting class that you can take at your leisure. First, you’ll take a pre-quiz that measures your current knowledge level about budgeting, then you’ll take interactive classes on tracking spending, calculating income,…

Easier Said Than Done Debt is a scourge that can take over your life and leave you with essentially nothing in return—nothing but lost time and bitterness. But it’s not a scourge that is totally undefeatable; it just may take a little concerted effort to rebuff. To that end, you need to know how you got where you are, what you owe, and how to get out. First, focus on how you got where you are. Is the debt you’re responsible for debt you’ve inherited, or debt you’ve sourced? Some debts pass a statute of limitations, and you may not…