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Constance Brinkley-Badgett

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Constance is a former editor at Credit.com. Prior to joining us, she worked as a senior digital producer for CNBC, and digital producer for NBC Nightly News. Her work has been featured on news sites including MSN, USA Today, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, MSNBC, Fox Business News and The Huffington Post.

50 Things You Must Eat Before You Die

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50 Things You Must Eat Before You Die

50 Things You Must Eat Before You Die

There’s no truer adage than “everybody eats,” and most of what we eat from day to day is pretty pedestrian; just fuel to nourish our bodies so we can get on to the next task. But every now and then there’s a food that makes us pause and appreciate more than the flavors. It becomes... Read More

11 Amazing Destination Restaurants You Need to Try

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11 Amazing Destination Restaurants You Need to Try

11 Amazing Destination Restaurants You Need to Try

If you’re an adventurous traveler and eater, this list is for you. We’ve rounded up a list of restaurants that are among the remotest, have the best views, are among the most unusual and have some of the best food the world over, and put them into one tidy list. Some are expensive and offer... Read More

7 Luxury Travel Perks You Can Actually Afford

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7 Luxury Travel Perks You Can Actually Afford

7 Luxury Travel Perks You Can Actually Afford

Modern-day travel may be fast, but unless you’re doing it in a premium class, it’s typically less than enjoyable, especially when flying. There’s security, long lines, cramped seating, delays, crying babies, abusive passengers (and sometimes crew), lousy food (if there’s any at all) and of course, jet lag if you’re going anywhere long distance. While... Read More

9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Shopping at Your Local Farmers Market

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9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Shopping at Your Local Farmers Market

9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Shopping at Your Local Farmers Market

Farmers markets certainly aren’t anything new, but they have seen a major renaissance over the last several years, with literally thousands popping up all over the country, particularly in urban areas. That’s great news for folks who love fresh produce and supporting local — or at least local-ish — businesses and farmers. (Don’t know where... Read More

5 Things That Can Make Your Business Plan Fail — & How to Avoid Them

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5 Things That Can Make Your Business Plan Fail — & How to Avoid Them

5 Things That Can Make Your Business Plan Fail — & How to Avoid Them

Creating a business plan is an essential step in getting a new company off the ground. Writing this document helps founders not only evaluate their goals, but also communicate them to other people, especially investors. A good business plan can be the difference between funding your dreams on business credit cards and personal savings or... Read More

The 50 Best Beaches in America

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The 50 Best Beaches in America

The 50 Best Beaches in America

If you’re planning a beach getaway this year, you may still be wondering where you want to go and what destination will offer the most bang for your buck. Or sand for your dollars. Or just sand dollars. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 50 of our favorite destinations from all over the country.... Read More

Does (at) Instead of @ Really Keep Spammers at Bay?

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Does (at) Instead of @ Really Keep Spammers at Bay?

Does (at) Instead of @ Really Keep Spammers at Bay?

Have you ever been on a website and noticed the site owner or another user has written out their email address in some variation of the following? Name (at) domain dot com If you wondered if the person was just averse to using symbols, you may be interested to know it’s actually a decent method for... Read More

19 Travel Hacks to Make Your Next Trip the Best Yet

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19 Travel Hacks to Make Your Next Trip the Best Yet

19 Travel Hacks to Make Your Next Trip the Best Yet

Going on vacation is amazing, but sometimes the process of getting to your destination can be less than enjoyable. Traffic jams, airport security, flight delays and other annoyances can not only put you in a foul mood, but can wreck your entire trip. Sadly, you can’t control some of these things, but there are plenty... Read More

50 Ways to Honor the True Meaning of Memorial Day

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50 Ways to Honor the True Meaning of Memorial Day

50 Ways to Honor the True Meaning of Memorial Day

If you’ve had a loved one die in military service, you especially understand the importance of Memorial Day, which honors the fallen men and women who served the United States. Whether you’ve lost a loved one or not, doing something to recognize the sacrifices of our fallen heroes this year can be a wonderful way... Read More

How to Have Fun After College Without Going Broke

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How to Have Fun After College Without Going Broke

How to Have Fun After College Without Going Broke

If money’s tight, you may think it’s hurting your social life, especially if you’re turning down invitations because you can’t seem to make ends meet. This scenario is all-too-prevalent among recent college grads, and no wonder. Student loan repayments, rent, car payments, a wardrobe for work and other bills can add up. (Here are tips... Read More

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