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10 Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping

Parents of school-age children: Get ready to feel the pinch on your pocketbook. If last year was any indication of what to expect this year, you're likely to shell out hundreds of dollars over the next few weeks...

Fix-It Services Help Consumers Fight Back

When it comes to wrangling a refund for a delayed flight or an unjust bill, many consumers would rather let the occasional error slide than wade through pages of fine print to figure out their entitlement. So...

Money Advice for Families From Around the Web

Parents are spending more than in years past to keep their kids entertained this summer, according to the latest American Express Spending and Saving Tracker. The survey found that parents will spend $958 per...

How to Save Money on Braces

I just found out that both of my daughters will need braces. The cost of traditional braces can range from $3,000 to $7,000, according to figures from Embrace-It, an online braces resource for parents sponsored...

6 Ways to Beat Amazon's Prices

For many of us, Amazon is our go-to retailer for a lot of our purchases. Once just an online bookstore, Amazon now dominates e-commerce and sells everything from health and beauty items to big-screen TVs and...

High-Tech Cycling Gear

Ever since you attached a bell or fastened plastic streamers to the handlebars of your Schwinn, you've known that the right accessories make bicycling better. Here are some high-tech add-ons to make your current...

6 Things You Must Know About Timeshares

1. What you get. You are purchasing the privilege to use a luxury accommodation in a resort or hotel, usually for one week per year. You get the comfort and convenience of a vacation home with the luxury of a...

12 Things You Should Buy Used

You can save a lot by buying used rather than new. Many pre-owned items cost 50% to 75% less than comparable new items. Think "used" for products that: -- will have a short lifespan in your possession. If you...

Ways to Get Free Ice Cream

Ice cream is one of Americans' favorite treats. In fact, it's so popular that an entire month is dedicated to it. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday...

5 Summer Scams to Avoid

Just because it's summer doesn't mean scammers are taking a break. In fact, there are several cons that surface during the warmer months. Here are five scams that are common in the summer and steps you can take...

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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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