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    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...
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    Saving Tips
    Are You a Saver or a Spender?
    Are You a Saver or a Spender? If you know to the nickel how much money is in your wallet or purse at this moment, keep track of exactly how much you spend and where you spend it, buy only clothing that doesn't need to be dry cleaned, and eat pas...
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    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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    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 ...
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    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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    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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    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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    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...
  • 9 Ways to Teach Saving Money
    Teaching Kids to Save
    9 Fun Ways to Teach Your Children About Saving Money
    Zina Kumok is a writer for TraditionalIRA.com and RothIRA.com specializing in personal finance. She started covering personal finance while blogging about paying off $28,000 worth of student loans in three years. A former reporter, she has covere...
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    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
    Buying and Selling Your Home
    Tax Advantages of Owning a Second Home
    Tax Advantages of Owning a Second Home You've probably heard that owning a second home provides some tax relief—and, it can. There are some special tax rules and regulations that apply to second properties, however, and they can be a little co...
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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! ...