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Oct 19 2017

10 Types of People Who Fall for Scams, Schemes and Cons

Fraud victims often are older people, as you might expect. But they’re also people you may not think are vulnerable. Here’s the story. 
Oct 19 2017

11 Places in the World Where You Can Afford to Retire in Style

If retiring in comfort seems like a stretch, consider going abroad where your savings do the stretching. Check out these popular destinations for Americans. 
Oct 12 2017

How to Avoid 10 of the World’s Most Infuriating Fees

Unreasonable fees are the financial equivalent of a cold slap in the face. Here’s how to steer clear of them.
Oct 12 2017

Save Time and Money Cleaning Your House With These Simple Hacks

Cleaning is a necessary evil. But we have tricks that can save you cash, and get you through your chores more quickly. Here’s the story. 
Oct 12 2017

2 Tools You Must Use When Shopping on Amazon

These free websites provide detailed data on Amazon product prices and reviews — among other handy info — in a matter of seconds  
Oct 6 2017

9 Tips to Ensure You’ll Have Enough to Retire

Planning for retirement savings to last until you are 80, 90 or 100 is a daunting job. But these basic rules will help you figure it out.  
Oct 6 2017

Why Freezing Your Credit Won’t Fully Protect You After the Equifax Breach

Financial protection measures aren’t enough to prevent all forms of identity theft in the wake of Equifax’s hacking. Here’s what else you can do.  
Sep 29 2017

Doing These 3 Things? You’re Overpaying on the Phone Bill

A few easy changes can help you slash your monthly cellphone bill. To save, avoid these three mistakes. 
Sep 29 2017

The 10 Most Counterfeited Products — and How to Spot Them

These ‘bargains’ disappoint customers, may cause harm and tend to fuel organized crime. Here’s the story. 
Sep 29 2017

23 Upgrades Under $50 to Make Your House Look Awesome

You don’t need much cash to spruce up your property and upgrade your quality of life. Here’s the story. 
Sep 22 2017

Stop Overspending on These 15 Things

Tradition and emotion often cause people to overspend. Who says you should pay three months’ salary for an engagement ring? Here’s the story.
Sep 22 2017

From DVDs to Baby Shoes: 43 Things You Should Never Buy

Some purchases are just DUMB. Give yourself — and your budget — a break and skip these items.
Sep 15 2017

After Equifax Data Hack, Should I Freeze My Account?

If you’re concerned about identity theft following the credit bureau’s massive data breach, this is a tool that could protect you — but use with caution. Here’s the story.  
Sep 15 2017

11 Ways to Save $500 for the Holidays

A little scrimping here, a little extra gig there, and you’ll soon have the money to buy gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa without stress or credit card debt. Here’s the story. 
Sep 15 2017

8 Foolish and Costly Financial Foul-ups — and How to Avoid Them

These common money mistakes can cost you thousands. But you can sidestep them if you follow these simple tips.