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How to Avoid Eight Pesky Hotel Fees

Hotels are expected to collect a record $2.25 billion in fees this year, according to a report by the New York University School of Professional Studies. To some degree, that amount reflects a slight increase in...

6 Things You Must Know About Preserving Your...

1. Prepare to share. Family members may want their own copies of Grandma's wedding album. You can scan and digitize prints and slides at home (a photo scanner starts at about $200), but if you have a lot of...

Should You Do All of Your Shopping at Walmart?

When it comes to Walmart, most shoppers either love it or hate it. There's little middle ground. The Walmart detractors point to everything from its labor practices to the long checkout lines as reasons for...

Worst Things to Buy at Walmart

Walmart is known for saving shoppers money -- often lots of money. It's tough to beat the prices the world's largest retailer charges on most things it sells, and it sells almost everything: food, clothing,...

Cheap Ways to Celebrate Halloween

I recently shared tips for saving money on Halloween because the amount consumers are expected to spend on this spooky holiday -- about $7.4 billion -- is downright frightening. I found several more ways from...

10 Travel Tweeters You Should Follow to Save Money

There are countless Twitter handles dedicated to travel. Some are excellent at sharing photographs, some at detailing the world's most mouthwatering dishes, while others are reporting on the most luxurious hotels...

Secrets to Saving at the Supermarket

So you don't like to clip coupons or keep a close eye on grocery store sales, because it takes too much time. That's your choice. Just keep in mind that you're likely missing out on huge savings -- and spending...

How to Save Money on Halloween

It's frightening just how much money will be spent on Halloween this year. Americans plan to shell out $7.4 billion -- about $78 per person -- on costumes, candy, cards and decorations, according to the National...

Surprising Things You Can Rent

Cars and tuxedos are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to things you can rent. You name it, you can rent it. Really. Here are 13 of the more surprising things you can rent (that are fit to print). In some...

When Efforts to Save Money on Vacation Backfire

I thought my careful planning would save my family money when we took a vacation this past week. But you know what they say about best-laid plans ... Our week-long trip involved flying to Salt Lake City, then...

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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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