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Worst Things to Buy Before Your Kid Heads Back...

Whether your child is heading off to kindergarten or college, you don't want to send him or her to the classroom without the necessary supplies. So you visit your favorite online retailers or head to the mall to...

The Pitfalls and Profits of Collecting Cars,...

Many collectibles have seen run-ups in value that might make you think you're missing out on a sure bet. For example, over the past ten years collectible cars have appreciated more than 450%, and fine art is up...

Best Ways to Get Online Coupon Codes

If you're not in the habit of looking for a coupon code before you make any purchase online, you're missing an opportunity to save. These codes - typically a combination of letters and numbers - can be entered at...

6 Costly Airline Fees -- and How to Avoid Them

If the airlines' frequent fee hikes weren't bad enough, now the government is raising a fee that will make it more expensive to fly. Starting July 21, the Transportation Security Administration will more than...

10 Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping

Parents of school-age children: Get ready to feel the pinch on your pocketbook. If last year was any indication of what to expect this year, you're likely to shell out hundreds of dollars over the next few weeks...

Fix-It Services Help Consumers Fight Back

When it comes to wrangling a refund for a delayed flight or an unjust bill, many consumers would rather let the occasional error slide than wade through pages of fine print to figure out their entitlement. So...

Money Advice for Families From Around the Web

Parents are spending more than in years past to keep their kids entertained this summer, according to the latest American Express Spending and Saving Tracker. The survey found that parents will spend $958 per...

How to Save Money on Braces

I just found out that both of my daughters will need braces. The cost of traditional braces can range from $3,000 to $7,000, according to figures from Embrace-It, an online braces resource for parents sponsored...

6 Ways to Beat Amazon's Prices

For many of us, Amazon is our go-to retailer for a lot of our purchases. Once just an online bookstore, Amazon now dominates e-commerce and sells everything from health and beauty items to big-screen TVs and...

High-Tech Cycling Gear

Ever since you attached a bell or fastened plastic streamers to the handlebars of your Schwinn, you've known that the right accessories make bicycling better. Here are some high-tech add-ons to make your current...

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Basics of Money

6 Reasons You Hate Your Cable Company

There's a very good chance that you and your cable company aren't on good terms. According to a recent...

Dodging Airline Fees the Hard Way

Fees for everything from checked baggage to a few extra inches of legroom account for a generous...

New Rules for (Some) Flexible Spending Accounts

I heard that employers can now let people roll over $500 in their medical flexible spending accounts...

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