Best Solar Panels for 2016

That 30 percent tax credit on solar panels that was supposed to expire this year? It’s been extended, all the way to 2019. I feel

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The Best High-Interest Savings Accounts Online for 2016

The Federal Reserve recently raised interest rates for the first time in a decade, but don’t expect the savings accounts at your brick-and-mortar bank to notice. Rates

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Cord Cutters: Why Millennials Are Saying Goodbye to Cable TV

Judging from media chatter, social media sharing, and recent award shows, many of today’s most exciting TV shows aren’t actually on TV. At least not

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A Field Guide to Facebook Yard Sale Groups

Selling stuff you don’t need is a simple way to make some extra cash, and the Internet has made it possible to skip the headache

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Rocket Mortgage: Smart Idea, Terrible Super Bowl Ad

Millennials, many of whom are burdened with huge student debt loads, have been slow to buy their first homes — holding up the housing economy to some

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The Best Free Cloud Storage Providers

The best free cloud storage providers give you a place to park your data without opening your wallet. Instead of eating up precious disk space

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Direct Sales in the Age of Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugh

If you’re anything like me, your friends are selling stuff. A lot of stuff. And while we used to expect the occasional doorstep pitch for

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A-la-Carte Cable TV Is Basically Here (It’s Just Not on Cable)

When you dive into a frugal lifestyle, you can feel like a pariah for even owning a TV. “I don’t own a television” is the

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10 Ways Millennials Are Able to Save Money

As a ‘millennial,’ I constantly find myself on the receiving end of financial advice that’s either way over my head (tax-loss harvesting?) or seemingly impossible (how

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Where to Find Free Wi-Fi in Any Neighborhood

Here are 12 businesses I look for in any neighborhood when I need free Wi-Fi to surf the Web or access something online. This additional service is

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Budgeting Software Showdown: Alternatives to Mint.com

Since its founding in 2006, Mint.com has grown from a small financial startup into a formidable personal finance tool with more than 15 million users.

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The Best Price Trackers to Beat Black Friday

Every year, throngs of shoppers flood the nation’s leading retailers on the day after Thanksgiving, eager to seize their deeply discounted Black Friday haul. And

10.14.15
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TradeKing Review: Can a Discount Broker Meet Your Investing Needs?

TradeKing is a discount online financial trading platform. Why “discount”? As you’ll see below, its fees are lower than those of many other online brokers.

10.05.15
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How My Cheese Addiction Taught Me to Automate My Savings

I wouldn’t consider myself an overly indulgent person. I generally eat two well­-balanced meals a day. I don’t drink very often and I walk a

10.04.15
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Capital One 360 Review

If you’re looking for a strong all-round option in online banking, is a particularly good choice. In fact, it’s The Simple Dollar’s pick for the

10.02.15
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Why a Leased Smartphone Is a Dumbphone

If you find yourself itching to have the latest gadget, take comfort knowing you’re not alone. Roughly half of Americans cut back on other expenses

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EMV Credit Cards Are Coming: Here’s What You Should Know

Using a credit card is one of the safest and most convenient ways to pay for products and services. Not only do most credit purchases

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Robinhood Review: Free Is the New $7 Stock Trade

Did you ever think you could trade stocks for free? Before the dawn of the Internet, it might have cost $50 or $100 to trade a

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