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How to Be Sure a Charity Isn't a Scam

You hear the words "childhood disease" or "cancer victim" or "natural disaster," and it can be hard to say no to donation requests to help. But your instinct to be generous always should be tempered by a healthy...

How to Check Out a Charity Before You Donate

You hear the words "childhood disease" or "cancer victim" or "natural disaster," and it can be hard to say no to donation requests to help. But your instinct to be generous always should be tempered by a healthy...

Best Things to Buy at Memorial Day Weekend Sales

Memorial Day signals the start of summer - and an opportunity to score great savings on a variety of products. Big-ticket items, in particular, will be deeply discounted during sales over the long holiday weekend...

Would You Pay $50 a Year for Unlimited...

Walmart will be testing an Amazon Prime-like service this summer that will allow customers to pay $50 a year for unlimited shipping of select online purchases. It will cost half the price of Amazon's $99-a-year...

Affordable Gifts for New Grads

If you have friends or family members graduating from high school or college this spring, you might be wondering what sort of gift to give them. Of course, cash is always appreciated. But if shoving money into an...

Is Walmart's $50 Unlimited Shipping Worth the...

Walmart will be testing an Amazon Prime-like service this summer that will allow customers to pay $50 a year for unlimited shipping of select online purchases. It will cost half the price of Amazon's $99-a-year...

8 Worst Things to Buy New for Your Kids

Kids cost a lot to raise - about $245,000 for food, housing, child care, education and other expenses for the first 18 years of a child's life, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.If...

3 Great Freebies for Your Dog

Caring for Fido is so doggone expensive these days. The ASPCA says the minimum annual budget to care for a small dog is about $1,300 -- and bigger dogs cost even more. Plus, when you factor in other expenses such...

Best Buys During Memorial Day Sales

Memorial Day signals the start of summer - and an opportunity to score great savings on a variety of products. Big-ticket items, in particular, will be deeply discounted during sales over the long holiday weekend...

8 Things You Shouldn't Buy New for Kids

Kids cost a lot to raise - about $245,000 for food, housing, child care, education and other expenses for the first 18 years of a child's life, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.If...

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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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