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  • Family Life
    Saving Tips
    How to Shop Wisely for Products
    How to Shop Wisely for Products Is shopping around for products worth your time? You bet. And today it's easier than ever because of online reviews and price comparisons. Buying stuff breaks down into the three Rs: Read reviews, research prices,...
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    Supplies and Shopping
    Savings Quick Tips: Reduce Back to School Spending
    Savings Quick Tips: Reduce Back to School Spending Everybody knows holiday spending and the annual vacation will be big-ticket expenses throughout the year. But back-to-school shopping seems to sneak up on many families. And, in fact, some fami...
  • Family Life
    Car Payments
    Do You Really Need a Car?
    Do You Really Need a Car? The best thing about having a car at your disposal is the freedom it gives you. You can go wherever you want. Just pick a destination, hop in the car, and you're off. Other than that, there's really not that much about ...
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    Savings Account
    Savings Quick Tips: Don't Pay Anyone to Hold Your Money
    Savings Quick Tips: Don't Pay Anyone to Hold Your Money Where competition thrives, consumers win. The banking industry has more competition than ever with the introduction of online banks. So, you don't have to put up with overpaying for checkin...
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    Saving Tips
    Savings Quick Tips: Automatic Commitments Will Haunt You
    Savings Quick Tips: Automatic Commitments Will Haunt You People save more money if they make it automatic. That's why it's so painless to save in a 401(k) retirement plan or a Christmas club account. You don't have to do anything. Automatic sa...
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    Saving Tips
    Savings Quick Tips: Don't Let Them Cell You a Bad Plan
    Savings Quick Tips: Don't Let Them Cell You a Bad Plan Americans today spend far more on their wireless phone service than their home phone service. Households that pay for wireless phone service spend an average of about $84 a month, according ...
  • Family Life
    Tipping
    How Much Should I Tip? A Holiday Tipping Guide
    How Much Should I Tip? A Holiday Tipping Guide During the holiday season, it's customary to tip service people who have provided you and your family with exceptional service throughout the year. But who deserves a tip, and how much should you giv...
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    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • Family Life
    Saving Tips
    Savings Quick Tips: Pay Less for Your Landline
    Savings Quick Tips: Pay Less for Your Landline Getting your spending right on your home phone service isn't difficult, but you must regularly match what you use compared with what's offered in the fast-changing telecommunications marketplace. Th...
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    Expenses
    Basic Rules for Financial Freedom: Make Wealth Happen
    Getting wealthy means being very honest with yourself and being willing to invest your time and efforts into the quest for greater prosperity. Many of the Rules are behavioral, and changing your behavior is never easy. Some Rules will seem stunni...
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    Saving Tips
    Basic Rules for Financial Freedom: Get in the Wealthy Mindset
    The concept of money comes with a lot of baggage to most of us. We have an inherent belief that it is good or bad and that wanting it is good or bad. That loving it is good or bad. That spending it is good or bad. What I am going to suggest in t...
  • Family Life
    Expenses
    When Your Teen Wants a Car
    When Your Teen Wants a Car There's a great probability that, sooner or later, your teenager is going to want to have his own car. The question is, will you agree to let him have one? Let's dispel the notion right up front that every teenager ne...
  • Christmas Printables
    Holiday Grocery List
    Make sure you have everything for your holiday feast with our printable grocery list. ...
  • Family Life
    Tipping
    How Much Should I Tip? A Holiday Tipping Guide
    How Much Should I Tip? A Holiday Tipping Guide During the holiday season, it's customary to tip service people who have provided you and your family with exceptional service throughout the year. But who deserves a tip, and how much should you giv...
  • Thanksgiving Printables
    Printable Thanksgiving Grocery List
    Make sure you have everything you need to roast a turkey and prepare all the trimmings for the big feast on Thanksgiving Day with our printable grocery list. ...
  • Family Life
    Wills, Trusts, Probates
    Setting Up a Trust Fund
    Setting Up a Trust Fund Money ABCs A trust is a legal type of ownership in which property is held by a fiduciary, called a trustee, for the benefit of someone else, called a beneficiary. The trustee runs things; the beneficiary gets things from ...
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    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Interactive Grocery List
    Check off, write in, and print off this interactive grocery list to make your supermarket shopping experience a bit more pleasant. If the kids are coming along, don't forget to print off our grocery games to keep them entertained! ...