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8 best places to buy toys for the holidays now that Toys R Us is gone
8 best places to buy toys for the holidays now that Toys R Us is gone Shopping & Retail October 25, 2018
When Toys R Us closed more than 700 locations earlier this year, it left a gaping hole in the holiday…
Leaving a lease apartment? Here's how to avoid those move-out charges
Leaving an apartment? Here’s how to avoid those move-out charges Homes & Real Estate October 24, 2018
If you're an apartment dweller, you know that in most cases there will eventually come a time when you move…
Why hitting the lottery could leave you broke
Why hitting the lottery could leave you broke Money & Credit October 23, 2018
How could you possibly go broke after winning hundreds of million of dollars? It's a lot easier than you may…
Report: Many people aren't saving any money — but here's how to start
Report: 1 in 3 Americans have ZERO savings — but here’s how to change that Money & Credit October 23, 2018
The economy has been humming along and jobs seem to be plentiful, but the practice of putting some money away…
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Here’s the #1 mistake we’re making with the money we’re saving Money & Credit October 23, 2018
How much is the money in your bank or credit union account earning? New numbers show that on the whole,…
Should you sell or stay put in the stock market?
Should you sell or stay put in the stock market? Investing & Retirement October 23, 2018
After following a stock market that's been on a pretty steady upward climb since late March 2018 — and has recently…
22 easy ways to make extra money in 2018
22 easy ways to make extra money in 2018 Money & Credit October 23, 2018
Whether you're trying to get out of debt, save more for retirement or just boost your monthly income, there has…
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Warning: Don’t fall for this new Social Security phone scam Scams & Rip-Offs October 23, 2018
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a warning about a new scam involving a number showing up on your caller…
How I saved money on my AT&T U-Verse late fee
How I got AT&T to drop my U-Verse late fee Money & Credit October 22, 2018
If you're an AT&T customer, you know that the company can be merciless when you get behind on a payment.…
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Big credit scoring change could give millions of people a 20-point boost Money & Credit October 22, 2018
Your credit score could be going way up soon thanks to a new scoring model that's being introduced early next…
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Why your MasterCard could look different in 2019 Money & Credit October 22, 2018
The back of your MasterCard is going to look very different beginning in the new year. In April 2019, MasterCard…
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Do you need emergency savings if you’re already doing a good job investing? Money & Credit October 19, 2018
When people finally start deciding to save money, one of the more common questions is: "Do I need to build…
401(k) error - Beware of making this $300,000 mistake with your 401(k)
Beware of making this $300,000 mistake with your 401(k) Money & Credit October 18, 2018
There's a hidden time bomb ticking in your 401(k) that could leave you with $300,000 less to spend in retirement…
Skip the lottery: Why you should bet on yourself instead
Skip the lottery: Why you should bet on yourself instead Money & Credit October 17, 2018
The Mega Millions jackpot is huge this week — an estimated $900 million as of this writing, according to lottery…
These states will help you out with your student loan debt
These states will help you out with your student loan debt Education October 17, 2018
Is student loan debt a terrible financial burden in your life? Good news: Certain states in search of bright, young…
What’s going to happen to your Sears credit card?
What’s going to happen to your Sears credit card? Credit & Debit Cards October 17, 2018
Despite a generally healthy economy, many retailers are struggling to get people into their stores. Just recently, department store chain Sears filed…
Clark Howard: Why you need to give online banks another look
Clark Howard: Why you need to give online banks another look Money & Credit October 17, 2018
Thinking about switching your bank? You're probably familiar with credit unions as a superior alternative to traditional big banks, but…
Credit card review: American Express Business Blue Plus
Credit card review: American Express Business Blue Plus Money & Credit October 16, 2018
Credit cards can be an important tool for small business owners. They offer you the security and convenience that other…
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Lots of banks are offering free cash: Should you bite? Banks & Banking October 15, 2018
Many banks these days are offering to throw free money at you if you'll open an account with them. But…
Free electricity: Yes, it’s for real and here’s how you could get it!
Free electricity: Yes, it’s for real and here’s how you could get it! Homes & Real Estate October 15, 2018
Do you know what you pay your local power company for a kilowatt hour (kWh) of energy to heat and…
49 ways to sell your old stuff for the most money
49 ways to sell your old stuff for the most money Money & Credit October 12, 2018
There's no doubt about it, Americans have too much stuff. Several years ago the Wall Street Journal reported that Americans…
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The best credit cards for shopping rewards right now Money & Credit October 12, 2018
Are you gearing up for the holiday shopping season but don't know which credit card to use? Depending on where…
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New cashless ways to give your kids allowance — but beware of the fees! Money & Credit October 12, 2018
Ever had your kids ask for allowance money for completing chores — only to find yourself without cash on hand?…
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Stamp prices look to be going up in 2019 — unless you mail a letter that weighs this much Money & Credit October 11, 2018
Sending snail mail is about to get more expensive in early 2019, according to proposed new postage rates. RELATED: Social…
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Need medical debt relief? New rules may help out Money & Credit October 11, 2018
Is medical debt from surprise medical bills hurting your credit? You've got more options and more time than ever to…
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Social Security cost-of-living adjustment for 2019 is the biggest in 7 years! Money & Credit October 11, 2018
The Social Security Administration (SSA) just announced the biggest boost to benefits for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income recipients since…
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Should I roll over my 401(k) into an IRA when leaving my job? Money & Credit October 9, 2018
Paul Simon once famously sang about "50 ways to leave your lover," but there must be 101 reasons why people…
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The #1 mistake people make when opening an investment account Investing & Retirement October 5, 2018
Congratulations! You've finally contributed some money to a brokerage account like an IRA or a Roth IRA so you can…
Scam alert: Why you should be very wary of letting a stranger borrow your phone
Scam alert: Why you should be very wary of letting a stranger borrow your phone Scams & Rip-Offs October 5, 2018
In this plugged-in digital age, most of us carry mobile phones. But things happen. People leave their phones at home,…
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An end to overdraft fees? Feds look into real-time payments Money & Credit October 4, 2018
If you've ever deposited a check into your account but had to wait for the funds to become available while…
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