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Nothing can make even the savviest of consumers’ eyes glaze over quite like the phrase “insurance bundling.” And we get it — insurance products and policy details aren’t exactly the most riveting topics. But hang on for a moment because that disinterest can end up costing you a lot of money and create hassles down... Read More
Are you planning to splurge on an elaborate vacation this Memorial Day? Well, think twice! There are other ways you can enjoy a three-day weekend without breaking your budget. Memorial Day is a time to celebrate America and get together with family. You probably don’t want to wake up Tuesday morning feeling financial regret after... Read More
You’ve heard the rumors about how expensive weddings can be — now you’re experiencing it firsthand. Whether you’re fortunate enough to have family members who are footing the bill or you’re scraping the cash together on your own, there are many ways to cut costs without feeling like you’ve made sacrifices. 1. The Venue If you... Read More
The Bipartisan Budget Act signed into law on November 2, 2015 effectively eliminated the File and Suspend and Restricted Application strategies for anyone younger than 66 and 62, respectively. These “unintended loopholes” were the product of three legislative changes that allowed for creativity, flexibility and pay raises for those who were well-informed. As of May... Read More
When you first meet someone and if you eventually get married, everything is bright and the possibilities seem endless. As life goes on, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day busy-ness. Before long, you’ve got mortgage payments, car bills, kids — and maybe credit challenges. If I could tell every newly married couple... Read More
If you’re a serial overspender, there’s a new bank out there that could quite literally shock you out of your bad money habits. U.K. firm Intelligent Environments, has integrated a Fitbit-style bracelet called Pavlok with customers’ bank accounts. Get close to a certain pre-set balance, and your bracelet buzzes a warning. Go below that limit, and you... Read More
Less than a week after Google said it was banning ads for payday loans, one man’s story is making national headlines. He’s an example of how a bit of financial bad luck can turn into a mountain of debt. Back in 2003, Elliott Clark’s wife broke her ankle. She couldn’t work, so to keep up with... Read More
For more than a century — 115 years, to be exact — Walgreens has been helping Americans get the medicines they need. Established in Chicago in 1901, Walgreens is the nation’s biggest pharmacy chain, although relative upstart CVS is nipping at its heels. Walgreens has more than 8,000 locations and can be found in all 50 states.... Read More
Buying used items is one of the top ways to consistently save money on everything you purchase. However, not every used item is a good value. Here are 10 things we think are better when bought new. 1. Cribs Back in 2011, the government changed safety standards for baby cribs in response to infant deaths related to... Read More
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