5 Credit Card Tips for Busy Moms

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5 Credit Card Tips for Busy Moms

5 Credit Card Tips for Busy Moms

It can be hard being a mother — getting everyone to school on time, wrangling homework assignments and giving each kid some love and attention (often while juggling a career). Adding personal finance management to a mom’s never-ending to-do list can make the daily list that much longer. This is especially true when it comes to managing credit cards.... Read More

6 Secrets to Buying Quality Used Stuff Online

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6 Secrets to Buying Quality Used Stuff Online

6 Secrets to Buying Quality Used Stuff Online

Buying something used vs. new is a classic way to save money. Garage sales and thrift stores are standard for this type of commerce.  But these days, thanks to apps and the internet, there are dozens of ways to buy treasures sellers want to get rid of. There are a few rules of thumb for effective ‘treasure... Read More

10 Home Hacks That Save Time & Money

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10 Home Hacks That Save Time & Money

10 Home Hacks That Save Time & Money

It’s time to cast aside your cynicism. It turns out that the best things in life ARE free – or darned close — at least when it comes to little touches that make life a little easier and your house a little homier. Doubt it? Try these 10 home hacks and you will believe: 1. Banish... Read More

The Thing That Can Add $5K of Value to Your House

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The Thing That Can Add $5K of Value to Your House

The Thing That Can Add $5K of Value to Your House

Becoming a homeowner is still the American Dream for many people. You apply for a 15- or 30-year mortgage and add as many home upgrades and improvements as possible. In addition to hoping it’s a seller’s market when you put the ‘for sale’ in your lawn, those home improvements determine how much profit you stand to... Read More

A Butcher’s 6 Secrets for Saving Money on Meat

Personal Finance

A Butcher’s 6 Secrets for Saving Money on Meat

A Butcher’s 6 Secrets for Saving Money on Meat

When I think about thrift and meat — specifically in the U.S., but increasingly in areas like Europe — the first thing that comes to mind is the devotion folks have to tenderness. This tends to be the Holy Grail quality people look for in meat. To me, this is a backwards approach to quantifying... Read More

18 Retailers That Offer Free In-Store Pickup For Online Orders

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18 Retailers That Offer Free In-Store Pickup For Online Orders

18 Retailers That Offer Free In-Store Pickup For Online Orders

As online competition has heated up, more retailers have started offering free store pickup for online orders. This gives customers another way to avoid shipping costs. Many national retail chains that sell products both online and in brick-and-mortar stores — from big-box stores to home-improvement stores to a dollar store — now offer the option of free store pickup.... Read More

The New FICO Score: What It Means for You

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The New FICO Score: What It Means for You

The New FICO Score: What It Means for You

If you’ve always maintained a strong payment history with your cellphone and cable bills and want a little credit for it, you may be in luck. Credit-scoring giant FICO just announced a new scoring model designed to give credit scores based on people’s payment history with their phone, utilities and other bills. LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Equifax introduced the FICO Score XD... Read More

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