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7 Times You Should Not Pay off a Mortgage Before Retiring

on February 23, 2024

It often makes financial sense to avoid paying off your mortgage before retiring.

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7 Reasons You Should Rent a Home in Retirement

on February 23, 2024

Renting is a better fit than owning for many retirees. Here’s how it can pay off nicely for some.

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14 Surprising Things That Are Taxable

on February 21, 2024

How many of these forms of income did you know were subject to federal taxes?

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Stop Paying a Mechanic for These 8 Car Fixes You Can DIY

on February 19, 2024

There are a lot of simple tasks you can accomplish without the help of a mechanic.

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8 Signs That It’s Time for You to Unretire

on December 23, 2023

Not everyone is ready to quit working at 65. Some people need more out of life. Here’s how to get it.

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7 Steps To Keep Your Car Looking Like New

on December 11, 2023

Take a few steps to preserve the beauty of your car, and you stand to get a lot more money at trade-in time.

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Never Put These 7 Things on Your Resume

on December 1, 2023

When seeking a new job, what you don’t say can also be important.

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8 Ways Restaurant Menus Trick You Into Overspending

on November 13, 2023

If you fall for any of these stealthy tactics, your budget will suffer for it.

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11 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Slash Your Expenses

on November 8, 2023

If you’re overlooking any of these super-easy savings tactics, you’re throwing away money — possibly every month.

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14 Mistakes That Are Running Up Your Water Bill

and on October 24, 2023

Here’s how to stop pouring money down the drain.

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8 Wild but True Inheritance Tales

on October 19, 2023

Ever daydream about coming into a sudden fortune? It happened to these folks.

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10 Times You’re Right to Be a Cheapskate

on September 11, 2023

Clever shoppers can save money without sacrificing quality. Here is how to do it.

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8 Things You Should Replace To Improve Your Life Today

on August 25, 2023

Being frugal isn’t smart if you put off replacing these items.

How to Prepare for an Emergency in 10 Steps
How to Prepare for an Emergency in 10 Steps

on June 12, 2023

Preparing now for an evacuation helps you act quickly when danger threatens.

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6 Moves to Protect Your Home and Property From Wildfires

on June 8, 2023

Are you living in an area vulnerable to wildfires? There’s a lot you can do to improve the odds for your home’s survival.

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11 ‘Disposable’ Items You Should Be Reusing

on May 19, 2023

Are you throwing money away? Here’s how to save cash while reducing waste.

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7 Big Purchases You Should Never Make

on May 17, 2023

Sometimes a big-ticket purchase is nothing more than a big waste of money.

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7 Ways People Throw Away Money Every Day

on May 3, 2023

Many consumers waste cash without realizing it. Here’s how to break this costly cycle.

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5 Reasons You Should Not Delay Retirement

on April 27, 2023

Could you be waiting too long to quit working?

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10 Everyday Items You Once Could Buy for Less Than $1

on February 16, 2023

Nostalgia is fun, whether you remember the 1950s or just wish you did. Here is what it cost to live back then.

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