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    Shrinking the College Tab
    The most effective way to shrink college expenses is to think big. Aim for merit awards or fat financial aid packages. There are plenty of other opportunities, however, that you can seize to whittle down costs. Here are some to get you started: ...
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    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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    How to Buy Online -- Without Getting Ripped Off
    How to Buy Online -- Without Getting Ripped Off Buying online can be a great idea. What's more convenient than sitting at your computer in your pajamas, clicking the computer mouse and having the item show up on your doorstep a few days later? V...
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    How to Get a Good Deal on Services
    How to Get a Good Deal on Services Many purchases we make today aren't things, but services. We hire and subscribe all the time: home contractors and plumbers, mail-order movie services, gym memberships, airline flights, and hotel rooms. How to...
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    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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    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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    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
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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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    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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    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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    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...
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    Planning for Future Expenses
    Planning for Future Expenses Your own retirement and your child's college education are the major investments you should begin funding as soon as possible. But they're not the only things to prepare for. Unless you're willing to live paycheck ...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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    Creative Ways to Earn Extra Money
    Being a stay-at-home mom is a full-time job, but without the luxury of a paycheck. In these tough economic times, many moms are looking for ways to earn a little extra money, so we took to the message boards for creative ways to supplement your i...
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