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Best Times to Shop for a Kitchen Renovation

In the market for a kitchen makeover? Ready to re-do the laundry room? Or maybe it's simply time to swap out the avocado fridge that's been chugging along since the '70s. While most would-be remodelers fret over...

Biggest Shopping Mistakes at the Supermarket

If you're like most Americans, your monthly grocery spending is eating up a big portion of your budget. Figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that, on average, a family of four spends up to $1,300...

4 Cool Ways to Perk Up Your Travel

Whether for business or adventure, travel can wear you out. Check out these little-known travel amenities that will ease your burden, defray your cost, or add productivity or pleasure to your day.Ditch your coat....

Best Times to Buy Big-Ticket Items

Smart shoppers know that to every thing there is a season. Buy certain goods at the right time of year and you can enjoy substantial savings - especially when it comes to pricey investments, ranging from bedroom...

6 Costly Mistakes Shoppers Make at Target

Despite lagging sales, mounting job cuts and a disastrous expansion into Canada, Target still has its fans. Not only does the big-box retailer sell everyday items, but also it offers a tempting array of...

6 Biggest Shopping Mistakes at Target

Despite lagging sales, mounting job cuts and a disastrous expansion into Canada, Target still has its fans. Not only does the big-box retailer sell everyday items, but also it offers a tempting array of...

The Best Time to Sell Your Old Samsung Smartphone

There's nothing like the announcement of a new smartphone model to make the one in your pocket suddenly drop in value. Case in point: After Samsung's February 2014 announcement of the Galaxy S5 smartphone, prices...

7 Biggest Shopping Mistakes at Warehouse Clubs

Low prices are the big draw of warehouse clubs, such as Costco, BJ's and Sam's Club. That's why many consumers turned to these mega-stores during the recession, according to IBISWorld, which provides industry...

7 Costly Mistakes Shoppers Make at Warehouse Clubs

Low prices are the big draw of warehouse clubs, such as Costco, BJ's and Sam's Club. That's why many consumers turned to these mega-stores during the recession, according to IBISWorld, which provides industry...

6 Food and Drink Freebies in March

As March rolls in, that means spring -- and warmer temps - are just a couple of weeks away. Reward yourself for surviving winter's chill with a free food or drink item this month. From breakfast to lunch, and...

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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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