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Do You Make Resolutions?

It’s here, the last day of 2012. And after the dust settles from tonight’s festivities, we’ll be looking toward new things in 2013. So I want to know: what resolutions are you making for 2013? If you make resolutions, that is. I’ll share mine in the comments as well—after I come up with them. While you’re brainstorming, here are 4 […]

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Beware of Return Fees

If you’re heading to the mall today to return some of the gifts you received that weren’t quite right, keep in mind that you might get slapped with a couple of fees if you opened your gift completely. Some stores will charge up to 25 percent of the refund price as a restocking fee or a fe for opened merchandise. […]

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Use Your Flexible Spending Account Funds Before It’s Too Late

The frenzy of the holidays is over, so now is the time to make sure that you haven’t overlooked using all the money in your flexible spending account (FSA). FSAs let you set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for medical expenses that your health insurance doesn’t cover (like bandages, prescription drugs, and meeting your deductible).While these accounts are great for […]

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Coupons Help Feed the Hungry

We cook a lot in my household, so a large portion of our monthly budget goes towards groceries. As a result, I’m always looking for ways to save on my next trip to the supermarket. While there are a lot of online coupon sites out there, CouponsForChange.org really stood out to me. Not only does it offer hundreds of discounts […]

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Being Sad Can Cost You

The classic carol claims that “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” But for some, the holidays are a time of melanholly, a.k.a. the holiday-season blues (as dubbed by last week’s issue of the New York Times magazine). And those moody feelings could end up costing you more than a gift-buying spree at the mall. New data from Harvard and […]

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Have You Tried It? Target’s Electronics Trade-in Program

So what happens when you decide it’s time to upgrade to a new gadget—moving from the original iPad to a newer version, or switching systems and going to an Android tablet? What do you do with the device that you’re replacing? You could sell it on eBay or Craigslist, gift it to a family member, or reach out to your […]

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Tight Holiday Budget? Try Homemade Gifts

With news about going over the fiscal cliff dominating the headlines and e-mails proclaiming “Sale extended!” popping up in my inbox, I wasn’t too surprised to hear that the majority of consumers are cutting back on their holiday spending. A recent poll hosted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling found that half of shoppers plan to spend less this year […]

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What to Do If Organic Produce is Out of Your Price Range

Yes, we know that there are certain foods that you should always try to buy organic. But those foods can get quite pricey, and can make a huge impact on your budget. So, if you can’t afford to buy these 10 organic foods experts recommend, here’s one thing you can do to make the conventional versions a bit healthier—peel off the […]

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It’s Time to Buy: Christmas Morning Pajamas

Did you know that November is the best time to buy new PJs and slippers? Well, it is. Because retailers know that pajamas and slippers make great holiday gifts, and thus use discounts on these items to lure shoppers with well-priced sets. So, if you have a tradition of getting new pajamas for Christmas Eve/Christmas morning, now is the time […]

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Give Back by Grocery Shopping

‘Tis the season for giving. And ’tis the season for eating, too. So what’s better than to combine the two? Shoparoo is a secure, free mobile app for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets that allows you to raise money for your child’s school simply while food shopping. All you have to do is buy groceries and take a photo […]

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