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6 Ways to Save Money on Summer Flights to Europe

Thinking about taking a European vacation this summer? If so, you won't be doing your wallet any favors by heading overseas during the peak travel season. That's right, summer is the most expensive time to go to...

What to Do With a Damaged Smart Phone

How can you break your smart phone? Let me count the ways. It could fall out of your pocket as you lean over to pick up something. You could accidentally run over it with your car. Your dog could use it as a...

Why Flash Sales Aren't Always Good Deals

If you like designer brands but don't like their high prices, you're probably familiar with flash sale sites such as Gilt, HauteLook, One Kings Lane and Rue La La. These members-only online outlets offer select...

Insider Tips: Get the Best and Cheapest Seats...

For its Insider Tips From the Pros packages in the February 2014 and May 2014 issues, Kiplinger's spoke with dozens of experts in fields ranging from college aid to travel to glean insights they apply to their...

3 Great Tablet/Laptop Computer Hybrids

If you've yearned for a device that's light like a tablet but allows you hassle-free access to traditional Windows programs such as Word and Excel, one of these three hybrid machines could fit the bill....

Why You'll Soon Pay More for Water

Americans, unlike people in many parts of the world, tend to take clean water for granted. For most of us, it's also cheap: The average U.S. household pays $372 a year for drinking water, according to the...

Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

If you clear out your closets of all the things you're no longer using and sell them -- as I suggest in Five Ways to Make Money From Spring Cleaning -- you'll have extra cash to purchase what you need (or perhaps...

7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

If only your house could look like the ones featured in the pages of a magazine. Okay, so maybe you don't care if your home's décor is worthy of a photo shoot. But at least you want it to look nice enough that...

Alternatives to Amazon Prime

Being a member of Amazon Prime certainly has its perks. Since the online retailer launched this program nine years ago, members have been able to get free two-day shipping for $79 a year-- a good deal for those...

5 Spring Travel Destinations on Sale

If you're contemplating a family trip for spring break or you're just eager to get away, there are several destinations that are great deals now because hotel prices in these cities have fallen significantly. The...

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Basics of Money

Do-It-Yourself Retirement Plans

When you work for a company with a retirement plan, setting aside money for retirement is easy. You do...

Your Parents' Income and Assets

Find out as much as you can about their sources of income, their assets and their debts. Do they have...

What to Ask Before Buying an Annuity

Heard the stories about people who are sold an annuity but later aren't sure what they've invested in?...

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