Money Talks News 2015: Greatest Hits

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Secret Cell Plans: Savings Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint Don’t Want You to Know About

Here’s how to cut the cost of your cell service in half without changing carriers.

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10 Purchases You Shouldn’t Make With a Credit Card

Credit cards offer many conveniences and protections, but there are times when it’s best to keep the plastic tucked away. Here are 10 such scenarios.

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7 Ways to Declutter You Probably Haven’t Tried

Tired of feeling weighed down by your possessions? Here are seven ways to declutter painlessly and effectively.

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20 Unusual but Handy Uses for WD-40, Indoors and Out

WD-40 is perhaps best known for its ability to lubricate, loosen and drive water out of various parts and tools. But these lesser-known uses can prove just as helpful in your daily life.

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How to Pay Off $10,000 in Debt Without Breaking a Sweat

Hoping to shrink your debt load in 2016? It may be easier than you think, especially if you follow these three easy steps.

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7 Types of ‘Insurance’ That Are a Waste of Money

Don’t pay for protection — in the name of insurance, monitoring and warranties — without stopping to think. Many of these products prey on our fear and offer little value.

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5 Strange Ways to Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning

Spending the summer without air conditioning can be miserable. But these five somewhat bizarre strategies actually keep you cool.

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12 Items You Should Buy Generic (and 4 You Shouldn’t)

Name-brand items often aren’t worth the extra cost. Here’s a list of items you should always buy generic, along with a few exceptions to the rule.

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You Probably Pay Too Much for These 10 Things

Did you get a great bargain last week? If it fell into one of these 10 categories, you may have been hoodwinked.

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12 Ways to Slice Your Next Restaurant Check in Half

Rising restaurant costs don’t mean you have to give up the occasional meal out. These tips can help you cut the cost substantially.

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