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How much would it add to my electricity bill to turn on my bathroom's water heater in my condo? In Atlantic City, New Jersey

For the past few decades, US law has required water heaters and other major appliances to ship with a big yellow "Energyguide" label which shows estimated annual energy cost. If somebody ...
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Cost of carrying precious metals in portfolio

The SPDR ETF GLD? The fund intends one share to match 0.10 ounce of gold, and the wikipedia article states it's one of the top 10 holders of bullion in the world.
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Used car with lower TCO

When I bought a used car, I went with the following characteristics: Under 100k miles. Cheap. Reliable model. Newer than 2000. I bought from an actual person instead of a dealer, and was willing to ...
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How much variation between lenders is there in the cost of financing a home mortgage loan (in the United States)?

Not a lot, but enough to make it worth the effort. Each broker is different in how much they charge for services, including their own profit margin. I recently refinanced a large (but not jumbo) ...
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How much would it add to my electricity bill to turn on my bathroom's water heater in my condo? In Atlantic City, New Jersey

How water heaters are designed to always be on. Otherwise, they would have better ways to turn them off than cutting off power at the source. If you turn it off for a period of time, the heater must ...
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Cost of carrying precious metals in portfolio

I have some gold investments. I simply bought a couple of small bars of gold and put them in my house. That's pretty cheap in terms of storage costs. Why don't you want to do it this way? You won't ...
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How to project monthly payments for Verizon plan?

There are two fees given in dollar amounts, and the rest are given as percentages. So presumably, the former will the fixed amounts, while the latter are percentages. If you want to be sure, you can ...
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How to project monthly payments for Verizon plan?

I'd advise you to just find a friend that has a similar plan and look at their bill. In NC, sales taxes are paid on the amount before discounts/coupons are applied... so, if you buy a $300 item ...
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Does it cost more to buy a car insurance without having a US driver's license?

Can I buy a car insurance for a used car I bought when I am a new student in the US without SSN and the US drive's license, but I have my home country's driver's license? Yes If so, does it cost ...
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Used car with lower TCO

I'm 60 years old and I've only bought 2 cars new in my life. I think a used car in good condition is a much more cost-effective option. I don't know where you live so I can't be too specific, but I'd ...
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How can I just pay for my order when dining with friends at a restaurant?

One possible option, depending on your dinner habits, would be to ask for the bill right when you place your order - especially since your friend would likely be getting their bill at the end of the ...
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Cost of carrying precious metals in portfolio

The cheapest way to store physical metals is to take delivery, and keep them yourself. The "goldbugs" have a saying - "if you don't hold it, you don't own it". Or, to put it another way, just ...
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