Articles by Harper Kelly

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5 Essential Resources for Every Growing Business in Maine

By Harper Kelly on April 02, 2014, at 9:47 a.m.
No matter how well versed you are when it comes to business administration, everybody needs a little help to make a company grow. Whether you’re an entrepreneurial newcomer or a veteran of the business administration world, there are plenty of resources available to help you grow the business at hand …
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Car Insurance Basics: 6 Things to Consider When it Comes to Insuring your Car in Maine

By Harper Kelly on March 24, 2014, at 2:21 p.m.
As in all 50 states, car insurance is required by law for car owners in Maine, it’s important that drivers receive adequate coverage at a price they can afford. Maine and most other states require only bodily injury and physical damage liability insurance, however you should always consider more comprehensive …
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20 Crucial Tips for First Time Home Buyers

By Harper Kelly on Feb. 26, 2014, at 2:01 p.m.
This guest post is written by Grace Kiester, writer and marketing specialist for First Team Real Estate the #1 Independent Brokerage in Southern California. Buying your first home is a roller coaster of excitement and emotion. It is a life changing event and the beginning of a new life chapter. …
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3 Ways to Cut Your Entertainment Budget Without Cutting Entertainment

By Harper Kelly on Feb. 24, 2014, at 11:43 a.m.
Are entertainment expenses at the top of your monthly budget? Rent, mortgage, and utilities are must-dos, but believe it or not, some families pay tons of money to eat out, attend concerts, and visit the movie theater. Here are three ways to help your entertainment budget shrink each month while …
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6 Ways to Make your Home More Environmentally Friendly

By Harper Kelly on Feb. 10, 2014, at 12:05 p.m.
With more than seven billion people in the world, it’s easy to understand the drain of humanity on our planet. If we don’t start making greener choices, natural resources may struggle to keep up with our usage. Since “going green” begins at home, here are a few things you can …
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Setting the Record Straight: Four Myths about Renewable Energy

By Harper Kelly on Jan. 31, 2014, at 11:14 a.m.
Renewable energy has been around for centuries. Windmills have been used since about 200 B.C. in China and the Middle East for activities such as grinding grain and pumping water. Hydroelectricity has also been used for two millennia, and the first hydroelectricity plant was built in 1882 on the Fox …
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5 Reasons You Should Stay Away from Investing in Variable Annuities

By Harper Kelly on Jan. 29, 2014, at 11:02 a.m.
Variable annuities are a popular way for people to fund their retirement, but many argue that they are not a good investment for most. A variable annuity is a type of mutual fund that is overlaid with insurance. People who own them get dividends every month after the initial waiting …
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3 of the Most Outrageously Expensive Addictions in the World

By Harper Kelly on Jan. 27, 2014, at 10:53 a.m.
No matter the vice, sustaining addictions costs money. There are a lot of expensive addictions out there, but no matter the cost people just keep reaching for more. Kicking any addiction requires an enormous level of determination, physical stamina, and, in most cases, clinical assistance. Read on to learn more …
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Eight Improvements to Make to Your Home

By Harper Kelly on Jan. 27, 2014, at 10:40 a.m.
Color, texture, and size help create the best detailing in a room. If you’re struggling for ways to improve your current designs, consider some simple upgrades anyone can make. You’ll enjoy making a home of your house, apartment, and any future spaces. Add a New Couch If you’re looking to …
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5 Fastest Growing Careers to look out for in 2014

By Harper Kelly on Jan. 24, 2014, at 11:06 a.m.
Whether you’re a new college graduate or looking for a new career, it may be a challenge finding the right job for you in this current economy. By selecting the right career, you can increase your chances of obtaining a new job. Here are five of the fastest growing careers …
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Trend Watch: Usage-Based Auto Insurance

By Harper Kelly on Jan. 22, 2014, at 2:23 p.m.
With auto insurance being required in almost all states, it’s important to make sure that you’re keeping up on the insurance trends. This will allow you to figure out the best auto insurance options for you, your family, or even your business. One of the biggest trends in car insurance …
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How and Why You Should Diversify Your Investment Portfolio

By Harper Kelly on Jan. 16, 2014, at 12:38 p.m.
Whether you’re new to investments or you’ve been investing for years, one of the most important things you can do is to diversify your portfolio. This allows you to ensure that you don’t lose everything. In addition, it allows you to find great new companies. There are many reasons why …
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5 Most Environmentally Friendly Homes in America

By Harper Kelly on Jan. 03, 2014, at 12:27 p.m.
As we learn more about our impact on the environment through our daily living activities, many of us are trying to lessen our impact by choosing eco-friendly products and reducing our emissions as much as possible. In some parts of the world, individuals are building homes that use new technology …
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5 Most Environmentally-Friendly Cities in America

By Harper Kelly on Dec. 16, 2013, at 2:29 p.m.
Few eco-warriors would pair environmentally friendly with America. After all, the U.S. accounts for just five percent of the world’s pollution, yet it creates almost a third of its waste and uses a quarter of its resources. It seems to care little for its own backyard, since about 46 percent …
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