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How We’re Planning Our Hibernation Vacation

How We’re Planning Our Hibernation Vacation

How We’re Planning Our Hibernation Vacation

We know we’re preaching to the choir when we say this winter has been rough. It’s for this very reason that we’re “leavin’ on a jet plane and don’t know when [we’ll] be back again.” We need sun, sand and warmth – like, now. This is our strategy for keeping the costs of our trip... Read More

8 Creative Ways to Clear Clutter

8 Creative Ways to Clear Clutter

8 Creative Ways to Clear Clutter

Are you feeling a little overwhelmed by the post-holiday excess all around you? Have the past several years of your family’s success with Santa left your closets, garage, attic and office filled to the rafters? If so, it may be time for some creative clutter-busting strategies. Here are eight ways to kick the new year... Read More

8 Tips to Stop Annoying Robocalls

8 Tips to Stop Annoying Robocalls

8 Tips to Stop Annoying Robocalls

Automated calls are becoming more frequent and more infuriating. Weren’t they supposed to have been banned? Yes, but that hasn’t happened in practice. According to the Better Business Bureau, the federal Telemarketing Sales Rule prohibits recorded sales messages unless you have given written permission for the caller to contact you, regardless of whether or not your number is on... Read More

3 Tax Breaks You Can Get For Taking Care of Aging Parents

3 Tax Breaks You Can Get For Taking Care of Aging Parents

3 Tax Breaks You Can Get For Taking Care of Aging Parents

If you’re caring for an elderly parent, likely the last thing on your mind is whether that care entitles you to a tax break. But when you get a few moments, discussing available tax deductions and exemptions with a tax adviser could be well worth your time. “Like pretty much anything having to do with... Read More

Making That Last Loan Payment: What You Need to Know

Making That Last Loan Payment: What You Need to Know

Making That Last Loan Payment: What You Need to Know

Paying off a loan is one of the best financial feelings there is, and nothing kills that vibe more than finding out you made a mistake in the process. When you should be celebrating, you’re left frustrated and wondering why and how you messed up. These mistakes could also end up damaging your credit score or leading... Read More

5 Valentine’s Day Hacks That Can Save You Serious Cash

5 Valentine’s Day Hacks That Can Save You Serious Cash

5 Valentine’s Day Hacks That Can Save You Serious Cash

Valentine’s Day can get really expensive. It’s like Cupid’s Arrow is made of solid gold and everyone knows it! Fortunately, it doesn’t have to break your bank. Valentine’s Day is about showing your significant other how much you care, appreciate, and love him or her. You can do all of that without spending a fortune,... Read More

3 Ways to Keep Vacation Pet Care From Costing a Fortune

3 Ways to Keep Vacation Pet Care From Costing a Fortune

3 Ways to Keep Vacation Pet Care From Costing a Fortune

Deciding how to care for the family pet while you’re away can be one of the hardest parts of planning a vacation. Not only does it add to the stress of preparation, but proper pet care is a difficult expense for many people to afford. Thankfully, there are some simple steps you can take to... Read More

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