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7 Texts You Should Ignore

7 Texts You Should Ignore

7 Texts You Should Ignore

Whether you’re trying to win tickets to a sold-out concert, remind your partner to buy milk, vote for your favorite reality TV personality or ask your headphones-encased kid a question, there’s a text for that. While texting is a great convenience and time saver (not to mention an international obsession), if you respond to a... Read More

9 Ways to Rake in Extra Cash This Summer

9 Ways to Rake in Extra Cash This Summer

9 Ways to Rake in Extra Cash This Summer

As a financial adviser, I go out of my way to caution my clients on the perils of debt and overspending. By keeping their spending in check and prioritizing their savings and investments, I tell them, my clients can harness the power of their paychecks to build real wealth over time. On the flip side, however, is... Read More

5 Things to Do After a Hit-and-Run

5 Things to Do After a Hit-and-Run

5 Things to Do After a Hit-and-Run

Some traffic incidents cause heart pounding reactions, like stolen cars, car crashes, and near-misses. Unsurprisingly, hit-and-runs can be one of the most upsetting. When a driver hits a pedestrian, property or another car, or causes a collision, and then either flees the scene or doesn’t provide truthful information, it’s a hit-and-run. In these scenarios, information... Read More

5 Debit Card Perks You Might Not Know About

5 Debit Card Perks You Might Not Know About

5 Debit Card Perks You Might Not Know About

Credit cards have long been associated with rewards — points, miles, extended warranties, free car rental service. The list, especially when you’re talking premium plastic, can go on and on. But, believe it or not, you may be able to score some perks with a debit card, too. Admittedly, they’re not nearly as lucrative as the... Read More

This is Why Wages Haven’t Increased in 50 Years

This is Why Wages Haven’t Increased in 50 Years

This is Why Wages Haven’t Increased in 50 Years

Most experts will agree the economy has improved dramatically from its pale, feeble days during and directly after the Great Recession. Unemployment is down (even if there are a few caveats), low interest rates make it easier to make big purchases, and the stock market has largely recovered, except for a few bumps along the way.... Read More

8 Ways Your All-Inclusive Vacation Can Cost You Extra

8 Ways Your All-Inclusive Vacation Can Cost You Extra

8 Ways Your All-Inclusive Vacation Can Cost You Extra

Nothing quite says vacation like sipping a mai tai under a palm tree by a pool. But having that drink at an all-inclusive resort could end up costing more than you expected. This is especially disappointing when you’ve made an effort to get away without breaking the bank. All-inclusive vacations, be they resorts or cruises,... Read More

Got Chrome? Here’s How It Can Save You Big Money Shopping Online

Got Chrome? Here’s How It Can Save You Big Money Shopping Online

Got Chrome? Here’s How It Can Save You Big Money Shopping Online

Many of us love to shop online. It’s quick, convenient and you don’t have to leave your couch or get out of your pajamas. What’s not to love? Now imagine if you could save big bucks shopping online without having to comparison shop or search for coupons or coupon codes, which can often be time-intensive. If... Read More

How to Score the Best Last-Minute Hotel Deals for the Republican Convention

How to Score the Best Last-Minute Hotel Deals for the Republican Convention

How to Score the Best Last-Minute Hotel Deals for the Republican Convention

If you’re still planning to attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week but haven’t booked your trip yet, hotel experts say you’d better act fast. Just 24% of the city’s accommodations are listed as still available on Booking.com from July 18-21. The highest-rated available property is Stone Gables Bed and Breakfast, according to the site, which is... Read More

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