more about: money

The Danger of Gifting Doodads

If you’re buying wedding presents and hostess gifts this summer (who isn’t?), here’s a useful piece of advice: Give a single gift (like a vase, or a mixer, or even a check), and leave off the fun extra doodad (think: the flower frog, the cheap picture frame, the spatula).  Why? According to a study in the Journal of Consumer Research, the recipient of […]

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Free Entrance to Museums, Zoos, and More

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? On every first full weekend of the month, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders get free admission to more than 150 zoos, aquariums, and museums.

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How to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse

Deliberating a purchase? The next time you’re staring at a pair of $100 heels or a $350 cocktail dress, use the cost per wear (CPW) to help you decide whether or not it’s worth it.

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Why to Buy Dishware This Month

If you find a china pattern you like, now might be a good time to snap it up. With the peak of wedding season upon us, many soon-to-be married couples are adding sets of both fine and everyday china to their registries. As a result, many retailers offer dishware at twenty-five to 50 percent off during the month of June.

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4 Ways to Save Money This Summer

School’s almost out for summer—which means beach vacations, trips to the amusement park, barbecues, and afternoons holed up in the movie theater will soon be upon us. The question: How can you enjoy all the fun without emptying your wallet? Start with these four tips, then share your own savings secrets in the comments.

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How to Help Homeless Pets…For Free

Believe it or not, it’s easy to make charitable contributions without spending a dime. By visiting freekibble.com you can help homeless pets just by answering fun trivia questions.

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Why You Should Shop in the Juniors’ Department

Next time you hit the mall or the department store, make sure to stop by the juniors’ department. True, you may not want to sport a midriff-baring crop top, and those studded neon jeans may not be to your taste, but do take some time to peruse the accessories. You’ll find a veritable treasure trove of stylish scarves, costume jewelry, […]

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How to Get a Free Room Upgrade

Have you ever been tempted to shell out some extra dough for a bigger hotel room, but couldn’t justify the cost? Good news: Getting the upgrade you’ve been dreaming about can be as easy as asking for it. According to Consumer Reports, 78 percent of people who asked for a better room were granted either a lower rate or a free upgrade.

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Salary Negotiation Tips for #EqualPayDay

Today is Equal Pay Day, the day when women’s salaries catch up to men’s salaries last year. (Learn more about Equal Pay Day here.) As of the last Census, women earn 77 cents for every $1 that men earn. If you’re looking to close the gap in your own salary, here are some tips to take to the negotiating table: […]

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1 Way to Save on Gas

If you could save 10 cents per gallon every time you filled up, would you use your PayPal account at the pump? Cumberland Farms a chain of gas stations is testing out that theory with their SmartPay app and program. Simply sign up for the program and get a SmartPay card  or the app that is tied to your PayPal account, […]

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