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Op-ed: To Black Friday or not Black Friday, that is the question…
Op-ed: To Black Friday or not Black Friday, that is the question… Shopping & Retail November 17, 2017
Several years ago BC (“BC” standing for “before children”) my friends Janice and Marc were staunch participants of Black Friday…
5 gimmicks to avoid on Black Friday
5 gimmicks to avoid on Black Friday Shopping & Retail November 16, 2017
So, you're in shopping mode and the holiday music is playing. You find yourself browsing the store, sipping a latte…
How to set a Black Friday budget ‘ and stick to it!
How to set a Black Friday budget ‘ and stick to it! Shopping & Retail November 16, 2017
The holidays are almost here! While I think you can start decorating for Christmas too soon (think August), you can never…
Medicare changes: Premiums going down in 2018, plus more ways for you to save
Medicare changes: Premiums going down in 2018, plus more ways for you to save Insurance October 19, 2017
If you're on Medicare, this is the time of year when you can change your Medicare Advantage or Medicare prescription…
10 amazingly cheap Halloween costume ideas
10 amazingly cheap Halloween costume ideas Life October 13, 2017
Halloween can be expensive. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are expected to spend a record $9.1 billion on…
Know your rights with debt collectors
Know your rights with debt collectors Protect Your Rights & Identity October 10, 2017
The phone rings for the 1,000th time and it's a debt collector again. Do you have any rights? What are…
How to lease a home with an option to purchase
How to lease a home with an option to purchase Homes & Real Estate October 9, 2017
Have you ever thought about how to lease a home with an option to purchase? This might be a solid…
27 health food items you have to try at Aldi
27 health food items you have to try at Aldi Health October 6, 2017
I'm pretty sure Aldi is my favorite place on earth. And the organic and gluten-free foods at Aldi are an…
Don’t make these 7 common retirement mistakes
Don’t make these 7 common retirement mistakes Money & Credit October 5, 2017
Financial planning and investing isn't rocket science. It's first and foremost about discipline. You set some goals, determine what needs…
How to put a credit freeze in place for your child
How to put a credit freeze in place for your child Money & Credit October 4, 2017
The Identity Theft Resource Center says that kids are 51 times more likely to be the subject of identity theft…
7 ways to turn saving money into a game
7 ways to turn saving money into a game Money & Credit September 29, 2017
Are you working to save money to get out of debt, to retire early or to take your dream vacation?…
Is rent-to-own a scam?
Is rent-to-own a scam? Shopping & Retail September 28, 2017
The holiday season is nearing and so are an influx of rent-to-own company ads promising hot items at nearly unbelievably…
10 things you probably didn’t know about Publix
10 things you probably didn’t know about Publix Shopping & Retail September 27, 2017
Publix bills itself as the place "where shopping is a pleasure." The Southeastern grocery chain certainly lives up to that…
The secret to finding a great home contractor
The secret to finding a great home contractor Homes & Real Estate September 22, 2017
Right now, renovating a home is much, much easier than it was during the real estate bubble. So how do…
The $15 insurance policy all renters need
The $15 insurance policy all renters need Insurance September 20, 2017
More than one in three of us now rent a home instead of owning, according to the National Multifamily Housing…
2 hidden dangers of your dishwasher—and 1 way to save water, money and time!
2 hidden dangers of your dishwasher—and 1 way to save water, money and time! Homes & Real Estate September 20, 2017
Your dishwasher is going to be working overtime this coming holiday season. No doubt it will be a godsend to…
These companies are on the long-term care insurance honor roll
These companies are on the long-term care insurance honor roll Insurance September 18, 2017
Long-term care insurance is a smart decision for many people. It helps pay for long-term nursing home care or for…
4 debts you might want to consider refinancing other than your mortgage
4 debts you might want to consider refinancing other than your mortgage Money & Credit September 7, 2017
Financial experts often tout refinancing and consolidation as a great way to help pay off debt, but is refinancing your…
8 ways to save major money on vacation lodging
8 ways to save major money on vacation lodging Travel September 5, 2017
With the ubiquity of travel sites like Expedia and Travelocity making trip planning more streamlined, it is easy to kick…
Credit card comparison shopping sites | Not all are created equal
Credit card comparison shopping sites | Not all are created equal Money & Credit September 3, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement and make…
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How to find the best CD rates | Getting the best interest Money & Credit September 3, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement and make…
Buying a home? | 15 ways to shop for the lowest mortgage rates
Buying a home? | 15 ways to shop for the lowest mortgage rates Homes & Real Estate September 1, 2017
When purchasing a home, shopping for the lowest mortgage rates is an essential strategy that can save you thousands of…
4 kitchen apps that will lower your food costs
4 kitchen apps that will lower your food costs Shopping & Retail August 29, 2017
How many times have you decided it would be easier to just order out for food instead of scrounging around…
Plan for your funeral in advance to save big bucks
Plan for your funeral in advance to save big bucks Insurance August 24, 2017
Here's a topic that people don't like to talk about — planning your funeral arrangements in advance. Clark became a…
Shopping around for MRIs, CT scans, mammograms and blood work can save big bucks
Shopping around for MRIs, CT scans, mammograms and blood work can save big bucks Insurance August 24, 2017
If you've ever tried to shop for health care by price, you know it's a frustrating experience. That's because health…
What your Facebook feed can tell landlords and insurance companies
What your Facebook feed can tell landlords and insurance companies Insurance August 23, 2017
Imagine if a financial services company tracked your Facebook feed and made decisions about what kind of products it would…
#1 secret to get a satisfactory resolution to your auto insurance claim
#1 secret to get a satisfactory resolution to your auto insurance claim Insurance August 22, 2017
Nobody like to be involved in an accident. But when you are, there's something you can do to improve the…
How to Dispute an Error on Your Credit Report and Win
How to Dispute an Error on Your Credit Report and Win Money & Credit August 18, 2017
If your credit report contains errors, you owe it to yourself to clean it up. While it can be somewhat…
Why co-signing a loan can be bad on almost every financial level
Why co-signing a loan can be bad on almost every financial level Money & Credit August 18, 2017
It happens to many financially responsible people at some time or another: A friend or family member asks them to…
29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank
29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank Money & Credit August 18, 2017
Living with roommates is a great way to keep housing costs low. But what if you get sick of sharing…