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A Guide to Discounts for Military and Veterans

Many retailers offer discounts on goods and services for active duty or veteran military personnel out of respect for those who serve, and some of these discounts are well worth taking advantage of. But with dozens of deals and policies varying by business, it can be tough to...
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7 Best Rewards Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

From presents for the kids to special food for family get-togethers, holiday traditions have the potential to put a significant dent in your wallet. However, you can take the sting out of that spending by earning rewards for every purchase. Rewards credit cards come in many flavors, with...
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College Scholarships Aren’t Free Money

It is National Scholarship Month, which means high school seniors are being exhorted to scoop up free money for college. What they are often not told is that scholarships won from corporations, non-profits and other “outside” sources can reduce — dollar for dollar — the grants and cost-reducing...
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Should You Use a Third Party to Negotiate Your Cable Bill?

Despite many consumers’ interest in streaming content online, TV subscription prices continue to rise. In fact, consumer research from Leichtman Research Group Inc. found in a survey of 1,222 American households earlier this year that the mean reported monthly spending on TV cable, satellite or other TV subscriptions...
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7 Ways to Lower the Cost of a Holiday Road Trip

The holidays are nearly upon us, with many families driving long distances to spend time with each other in the next weeks. Road trips are also an annual part of my family’s holiday traditions, with our extended families living at least three hours away (and many relatives even...
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7 Ways to Save Money and Stay Sane on Turkey Day

For most of us, entertaining on Turkey Day means one (difficult) thing: juggling. Trying to balance the wave of relatives and friends, all while keeping a budget and loading up the sleeping bag for the Black Friday campout, is a tricky endeavor. So what can you do? Here,...
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