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Trae Bodge is an accomplished lifestyle journalist, TV presenter, spokesperson and educator, specializing in beauty, tech, apps, toys, gift guides and smart shopping.

She has appeared as an expert on dozens of TV shows and radio networks, including Today, Rachael Ray Show, Steve Harvey, Extra, Inside Edition, CNN, Reuters, CNBC.com, Better.tv, NBC’s New York Live, WINS, WNEW, Sirius Radio and numerous FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates. Trae has been featured as a beauty taste maker in Elle, Redbook, InStyle and Essence, and she has bylined articles for USNews.com, ThisThatBeauty, XOJAne.com, Mainstreet.com, Steveharvey.com, and AllYou.com.

7 Hacks for Using the Capital One Venture Miles Program

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7 Hacks for Using the Capital One Venture Miles Program

7 Hacks for Using the Capital One Venture Miles Program

[UPDATE: Some offers mentioned below have expired and/or are no longer available on our site. You can view the current offers from our partners in our credit card marketplace. DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.]   Over the past decade, the Capital One Venture Miles program with the Capital One Venture cards has... Read More

Can You Pay a Credit Card With a Credit Card?

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Can You Pay a Credit Card With a Credit Card?

Can You Pay a Credit Card With a Credit Card?

[Update: Some offers mentioned below have expired. For current terms and conditions, please see card agreements. Disclosure: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] Store credit cards from retailers like Lowe’s, Best Buy, and Target can be enticing to sign up for. Once you are approved, the cashier is often empowered to offer you an immediate... Read More

What to Buy in October

Personal Finance

What to Buy in October

What to Buy in October

Ah, October. The kids are finally getting settled into their school routines and weekends are devoted to leaf peeping and apple picking. If your busy schedule allows time for some shopping, October is also a great time to replace those ratty gym shoes, book your holiday travel, refresh your cookware in advance of all those... Read More

11 Things You Can Do Now to Avoid Holiday Debt

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11 Things You Can Do Now to Avoid Holiday Debt

11 Things You Can Do Now to Avoid Holiday Debt

If you were aghast at how much you spent on holiday gifts when the credit card bills arrived last January, now is the time to start thinking about how to avoid a repeat performance. Even though it may feel shockingly early to begin thinking about the holidays, starting now will give you plenty of time... Read More

11 Hacks for Finding an Affordable College Apartment

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11 Hacks for Finding an Affordable College Apartment

11 Hacks for Finding an Affordable College Apartment

Your kid doesn’t want to stay in the dorms, so now what? In today’s real estate market, finding a place to live can cost a fortune. From negotiating tactics to gaining a leg up over the competition, real estate experts share 11 ways to save on your kids’ new pad. How to Get Started Where... Read More

12 Ways to Save on Your Summer Garden

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12 Ways to Save on Your Summer Garden

12 Ways to Save on Your Summer Garden

Back in the spring, you were confident you would have an award-winning garden by now. You thought you planned and planted well, but as you enjoy a glass of rosé on the back porches of friends, you realize that your garden pales in comparison. Never fear, it’s not too late. Gardening pros share their favorite... Read More

Summer Road Trip: 12 Tricks for Eating on the Cheap

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Summer Road Trip: 12 Tricks for Eating on the Cheap

Summer Road Trip: 12 Tricks for Eating on the Cheap

Nearly 80% of American families plan to hit the road this summer, a 10% increase over last year, according to AAA. Many of us assume that a road trip will be a budget-friendly vacation idea, but the expense of meals, snacks and beverages on the road can cost more than we anticipate. We polled top travel experts and... Read More

7 Common Couples Fights That Can Be Solved by Shopping

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7 Common Couples Fights That Can Be Solved by Shopping

7 Common Couples Fights That Can Be Solved by Shopping

No matter how harmonious your relationship, the occasional fight with your significant other is unavoidable. Whether you’re bickering about mattress firmness or the fact you’re not saving enough, fight no more. These common couples’ issues can be solved by something as simple as going shopping. 1. The Bed   The Conflict: One person likes it... Read More

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