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Credit Card Tips to Help Shoppers Celebrate the Holidays Frugally

The right credit card strategy can earn you hundreds in cash back rewards while shopping for gifts this holiday season.

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The Scientific Side Hustle: Plasma Donation, Clinical Trials, and Other Ways to Make Money Off Your Body

When my brother was in college, he loved to send me emails containing the latest jokes, memes, and YouTube videos circulating on the internet. I’ll

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The War Over Leftovers – and How You Can Win

A few days ago, I came across an interesting article in the Washington Post by Caitlin Dewey entitled “Why Americans have stopped eating leftovers.” The

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The 2018 Cord-Cutting Guide

Some people cancel their pay-TV service to save money but wind up actually spending more. Find out how to cut the cord the right way,

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Three Tips for Spending More Mindfully This Holiday Season

Americans are predicted to spend $682 billion during the holiday shopping season this year. That’s a 4% increase from last year, and proves that our


How to Find the Best Mortgage Rates in 2017

Buying a house is always tough, but it’s a lot tougher without the right loan. Thankfully, the best mortgage rates in 2017 are still at


Best Health Insurance Companies in 2017

There are so many moving parts when it comes to picking the best health insurance that it’s hard to know where to turn. However, one

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Best Car Insurance Companies of 2017

When it comes to auto insurance companies, the best ones are often the most versatile in their coverage options and services. In order to put

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The Best Home Insurance for 2017

Dozens of national and regional insurance companies want your business, but which one of the many potential choices has the best home insurance for you?

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Five Chronic Financial Problems That Money Won’t Solve

If the world and the people in it were simple and sensible, hardly anyone would struggle with money. Families with debt would take rational steps

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12 Big Tips for Saving Money with a Baby

My niece had her first child a few months ago and seeing that little baby has reminded Sarah and I of our own experience with

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An In-Depth Guide to Financial Emergency Preparedness

Organize and manage your finances before and after a natural disaster. You can never be 100% sure of just when a natural disaster will strike,

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Cost Benefits of Switching to Solar: A State-by-State Guide

The advantages of solar power and other renewable energy sources are colossal, and arguably necessary for our survival. On solar, the electric grid becomes more

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4 Free Credit Card Perks You May Not Realize You Have

These cards go beyond points and miles, offering you cool freebies. Credit cards are a great way to build credit and establish your financial independence.

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What I Miss Most About Overspending (and What I Don’t)

It almost seems like, overnight, I transformed from a fun 20-something to a middle-aged mom pushing 40 years old. I’m not sure I’m any more mature than

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What Overeating Can Teach Us About Overspending

In “The Hungry Brain,” obesity researcher Dr. Stephan Guyenet provides a fascinating look into the reasons why many first-world countries are battling an obesity epidemic. His

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Earn Cash Back with the Top Holiday Toys of 2017

If you’re the type who likes to plan ahead, chances are you’re already trying to strategize how to get the best Holiday gifts at the

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The Art of the ‘Dump Meal’: Nine Super-Simple Ways to Get Maximum Efficiency and Value from a Slow Cooker

One of the most efficient ways for a family to save money is to simply eat meals at home as often as possible. Feeding three