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Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…
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Where to Turn for Free Tax Help

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Tax time is hard upon us. If you haven’t yet filed you’re not alone. Tax laws have become more complicated and in a tight economy, you don’t want to make mistakes. For those who are struggling with complicated forms and unclear about what…
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Thrifty Christmas: 14 Inexpensive Gift Ideas that Still Pack Punch

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Anybody else feeling like they need some inspo when it comes to cheap gift ideas? Raise your hand if you are feeling stretched a little thin this time of year. Us too. It can be so challenging to find the perfect gift for your loved ones when…
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Save Yourself: 13 Odd Ways to Trick Yourself Into Saving Money

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If we all knew the secret ways to save money we’d be in much better financial shape, right? After all, we should be saving for retirement, future college expenses or just the proverbial rainy day, yet a recent Bankrate survey found that…
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Straight Shooter: 9 Reasons why Having Direct Deposit Will Improve Your Life

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A direct deposit account, or receiving a paycheck electronically, is a great feature offered by many employers. Environmentally friendly, this paperless process is also a great benefit to employers and employees both. Initially, an employee…
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Staycation Nation: 10 Ideas to Get Away Without Going Anywhere

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According to Google search trends, from July 2011 to January of this year, searches for 'staycation' went up ten percent annually. Why? A staycation means less travel expenses, less time spent planning and coordinating arrangements and the…
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Go Figure: 15 Things You Didn't Know You Could Recycle

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The importance of recycling is undeniable. That beautiful field you pass by on your way to work? Soon it might be covered in trash. Or that gorgeous waterfront you pass by on your way to work? One day it might be overflowing with pollution…

Debit or Credit? 11 Tips on Knowing How to Pay for Your Stuff

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As if deciding what you buy and where to buy it wasn't hard enough, you also have to decide how you want to buy something. Debit versus credit, check or good old-fashioned cash. Decisions decisions. Turns out managing your money and your payment…
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Tipping Point: 14 Things to Consider When Leaving Gratuity

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There is an urban myth about a restaurant in NYC’s Chinatown where one of the waitstaff will chase stingy customers who don’t follow basic tipping guidelines down the street, cursing them out in Cantonese. All restaurants, perhaps, should…
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The Spend Mend: 15 Surprising Ways to Budget Your Holiday Shopping

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Oh, the holidays. The time of year when shopping takes over your life, resulting in the seemingly inevitable reality of having spent way too much money. To keep you from having to work overtime all of next year to pay for this year’s indulgences,…