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Bring Down the Cost of Your Commute

A long commute doesn’t just waste your time — it’s also a serious drain on your budget. According to a national poll conducted in 2016 on behalf of CareerBuilder, 84 percent of people drive...

Which Should Come First, Retirement or College Saving?

When you have kids, saving for college is often a top priority. But you can’t forget about your own financial plans — especially saving for retirement. For many, this creates a tough trade-off. If...

6 Helpful Tax Deductions You Might Not Know About

If the IRS owed you money, would you let them keep it? Of course not! But that’s what happens when you don’t claim all your tax deductions. The problem is that our tax code...

Home Buying Terminology 101

Home buying can seem like a complicated enough process before adding in the fact that it comes with its own vocabulary. Use this simple terminology guide to get up to speed on the basics....

Need Holiday Gift Ideas? Give Experiences, Not Things

If you’re like many people, this time of year marks the start of your hunt for the best holiday gift ideas for friends, family and coworkers. But instead of hitting the mall this season,...

Check Your Car Insurance Policy to Save

You may feel like you don’t have any control over the bills you need to pay, like your rent, utilities and insurance policies. But you can influence some of these more than you might...

Manage Your Holiday Expenses With These 5 Smart Tips

According to the American Research Group, Inc., in 2015, American shoppers planned to spend an average of $882 on holiday gifts alone, and there are many more holiday expenses that can sneak up and...

CheapTube: TV Subscriptions Allow You to Cut Cable Without Sacrificing Your Favorite Shows

If you’re like the average American, your cable bill is over$100 per month. That adds up to over $1,200 per year. You may be able to save a good chunk of that money by...

Preparing for the Worst: How Much Does a Funeral Cost?

It’s a somber but important question to consider when doing your financial planning: what happens after you or a loved one dies? It’s the last thing anyone wants to think about, but funeral costs...

Stay on Budget With a Backup Child Care Plan

When you have little ones, unexpected surprises and expenses are a way of life. Even if you have a solid child care plan in place, a case of the flu or an unscheduled closing...
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