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How Much More Do You Pay for Travel Size?

Few of us batted an eye when customs imposed a 100-ml maximum on liquids while traveling. Few of us kicked up a fuss when purchasing our travel-sized, under-100-ml containers. However, few of us realize

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Deck the Halls With Borrowed Holly: Holiday Decorating on a Budget

Do you adore a decked out hall (or living room), but just can’t justify adding new garlands or lights to this year’s budget? There’s no need to break the bank for a fabulously decorated holiday

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Top 4 Cities for Frugalistas

The economy certainly isn’t at it’s best, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look yours. Instead of using a smaller budget as an excuse to look frumpy, consider visiting a large city

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5 Step Guide to Understanding IRAs

Retirement planning is a mystery for many Americans. If you’re like us, you know all too well how easy it is to let your eyes glaze over when someone starts talking about stocks and shares, 401(K)s and

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The 3-Minute Guide to Retirement Planning at Any Age

If you plan on retiring someday, you’ll need money to do so. Unfortunately, most Americans put off planning for their future, and therefore end up working well into their golden years. If you prefer

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9 Tax Tips You Must Do Before December 31

Along with pumpkin pie and gifts, ’tis also the season for early tax planning. April might seem far away, but the end of 2012 marks your last chance to score some tax write-offs. Check out these

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8 Step Guide to Creating a Household Budget

Budgeting your hard earned cash doesn’t have to be overwhelming, nor does it have to cramp your style. If you use a budget correctly, you’ll know how much money you have coming in and going out, as

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Shhh: Tax Write-Offs the IRS Doesn’t Want You to Know

Uncle Sam may be due his cut every year by April 15, but don’t make his slice of your financial pie any bigger than it needs to be. There are more than 350 tax deductions available each year, and you’re

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When You Should Say No to a Bonus

If you’re like most people, you’re thrilled to receive a holiday or end of year bonus from your employer. When you spend a few minutes with your calculator, though, your bonus may suddenly seem less

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8 Secrets to Getting the Lowest Price on Gym Memberships

Getting fit certainly isn’t cheap—at least not with the high-tech, large-scale gyms that have popped up everywhere. But we’ve got your back with 5 formerly secret tips on how to beat the

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10 Ways to keep your monthly budget under control

By planning your budget you realize how your month is going to be. However, more often than not you seem to be running low on your prefixed amount before the month ends. The following methods will help

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5 Tips to Get Cheap Car Insurance Rates

Car insurance is a necessity no matter where one lives, but that does not mean that full price has to be paid for it. Indeed, there are a number of creative and practical ways that the average car owner

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Top 5 Tips for Finding Affordable Health Insurance Policy

The passage of the Affordable Care Act made it mandatory for everyone to have some sort of medical insurance coverage. Many people were not greatly affected by the passage of this new law, because they

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Top 8 Tips for Saving Money on Traveling

Recently, over 20,000 people received valuable travel tips from experts by attending a travel show sponsored by the New York Times. The experts included Gateway columnist, Stephanie Rosenbloom, and a travel

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Top 8 Truly Golden Retirement Spots

The day after your last day working 9-5 may be the first day of the rest of your life, but have you decided where to spend your golden years? Want a warm climate, or a place that’s close to your kids

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8 Ways to Slash Your Heating Bill for Under $20

Heating is not only a necessity during winter months, but it’s also the number-one culprit for increasing utility bills during the cold season. Regardless of how you heat your home, with gas and

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4 Hidden Car Insurance Costs That Could Hurt Your Wallet

Especially since so many people have started buying car insurance on the Internet, a whole array of “nonstandard” insure policy options have sprung up for people to choose from.  At first glance,

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