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Why Automating Savings Isn’t For Everyone

An all-cash system can be beneficial to those who struggle with dipping into their savings account

Automating savings isn’t for everyone. Even in the height of the digital era sometimes using…

By Carrie Pink

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Economic Facts Affecting Your Child’s Education | Fact 13

Smaller, better school environments are most effective

There is strong evidence that a variety of high school‑age interventions, most of them targeting…

By Robin White Goode

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When It’s a Free Gift, It’s Going to Cost You

Want to get better control of your spending? Stop being bamboozled by the word "free."

Stop being bamboozled by the word “free.”

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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What To Do With That Bonus or Tax Refund

Your primer on saving and splurging responsibly

Even if you missed your chance to win the Powerball, a prosperous 2016 may still…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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10 Secret Strategies For Saving Big Bucks With Amazon

How to shave even more money off competitive prices

Ask a friend — who’s also a regular Amazon shopper — to sign up with…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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5 Habits That Will Inevitably Sabotage Your Finances

Seemingly small purchases can add up to big debt

Unfortunately, there are a number of bad habits that can sabotage our financial well-being and…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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How to Avoid Holiday Season Credit Card Rip-Offs

Separate the good values from the ripoffs

‘Buy now, pay later’ is the mantra that drives much of American holiday spending. Credit…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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What Rate Hike Means for Mortgages, Credit Card Debt, and Stocks

Fed raises interest rates for first time since 2006

“The cumulative effect of a series of interest rate hikes over the next couple of…

By Stacey Tisdale

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8 Times You Should Demand a Discount

You should always get what you pay for

Who hasn’t been upset over poor restaurant service or a non-functioning product? When you have…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Could You Give Up These 15 Things For a Trip of a Lifetime?

Eliminating expenses can get you closer to your dream destination

Expense and affordability are two of the top reasons people give for not taking their…

By Kandia Johnson

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The Best Tools for Managing Household Finances

Try these techniques to stay on top of your spending

Realistically, managing household finances can be challenging, especially when it requires coordinating multiple people’s spending…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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When to Splurge

Here are 6 areas in which conventional wisdom says you can

Most consumers intuitively know it’s smart to go for the best deal, and yet the…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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TIAA-CREF Survey: More Consumers Interested in Financial Advice

Less people are shying away from professional input

A recent survey shows more consumers are opening up to financial advice.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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10 Dumb Things We Do With Our Money

We need to unlearn bad habits, not just learn the right financial moves to make

As important as learning what to do with money is knowing what not to do

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Don’t Allow ‘Free’ Online Offers to Make You ‘Go Broke’

If you really want to control your spending, recognize that there is no such thing as something for nothing, no matter what marketers say.

There is no such thing as something for nothing, no matter what marketers say.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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In a Rough Economy, Luxury Spending is on the Rise

A recent study shows people are looking to splurge on luxuries in a recession.

American Express Publishing and the Harrison Group speak to 1,416 Americans about their want for…

By Amber McKynzie

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For Valentine’s Day, Stop (Overspending) In the Name of Love!

The pressure is on to show you care. Before you get caught up, listen up: Love is not a legitimate excuse for irresponsible financial decisions.

Valentine’s Day is the official holiday to celebrate love. But because it’s almost exclusively a…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Living within your means is about budgeting your purchases, and having the courage to be honest about what you can and can't afford.

The Six-Word Phrase You Must Master to Improve Your Finances

To control your spending, instead of it controlling you, release the negativity and repeat after me: I cannot afford this right now.

Is gaining and keeping control over your financial health and resources a priority for you?…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Rep. Elijah Cummings: Fiscal Cliff May Bring “Short-Term Pain and Long-Term Gain”

GOP, Dems engage in open warfare over "fiscal cliff" as minority businesses hang in the balance.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland), ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, discusses…

By Derek T. Dingle

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5 Great Online Money Management Tools

Use these sites to get a handle on your cash

One advantage of using online management tools is that they allow you to more efficiently…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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