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3 Things Not to Buy at Walmart

Walmart is known for saving shoppers lots of money. You might even find that it's tough to beat the retailer's prices on everything from food to clothing to electronics. However, we were able to identify a few...

Sometimes, It's Okay to Spend

You may have heard the news reports about Ron Read, a Vermont man who spent his working life as a gas station mechanic and janitor yet managed to amass an $8 million stock portfolio. When Read died recently, he...

Vacations That Give Back

Looking for a vacation idea that's off the beaten path? Combine your love of travel with your impulse to give to a good cause. The options for "voluntourism" trips range all over the map, from teaching English to...

Things You Should Not Buy Online

Shopping online certainly has its advantages. It's easy to compare prices without spending time driving from store to store. You can read product reviews at your leisure. You can quickly search for coupon codes...

How to Avoid Two New (and Vexing) Travel Fees

Travelers have become all too familiar with nagging fees for everything from checking a bag to changing a reservation. "Throw a dart - you don't have to even aim - and you're likely to hit a fee," says...

July Freebies: Dress Up Like a Cow and Eat for...

Summer is in full swing, and the food freebies and deals are aplenty. No matter your craving -- from chicken dinners and pancakes to sweet treats, frosty beverages, even coffee -- you can score some great eats on...

July Freebies: Get a Free Slurpee on Saturday...

Summer is in full swing, and the food freebies and deals are aplenty. No matter your craving -- from chicken dinners and pancakes to sweet treats, frosty beverages, even coffee -- you can score some great eats on...

Free Cell-Phone Plans, for Real

Imagine calling, texting and surfing the Web for a few dollars a month--or even free. The catch? You must rely primarily on Wi-Fi hotspots instead of a cellular network. FreedomPop and Scratch Wireless both...

5 Reasons to Shop at Aldi Instead of Trader Joe's

If you've never shopped at Aldi, you're missing out. What? You've never even heard of Aldi?It's a discount grocery chain that operates nearly 1,400 locations in 32 states. Aldi is well known in Europe -...

How to Throw a Wedding for $5,000

A wedding can be an incredibly special event -- and incredibly expensive. The average cost of a wedding in the U.S. is more than $31,000, and that amount doesn't even include the honeymoon. You don't have to get...

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Basics of Money

When and How to Hire a Tax Pro

Tax software does a good job of breaking down tax preparation into manageable bites. It will alert you...

What to Ask a Financial Adviser

Financial advisers and planners attend seminars and classes and read books so they can learn how to...

Understanding Capital Gains and Losses

What's a Capital Gain? A capital gain is what the tax law calls the profit when you sell a capital...

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