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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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What to Look For When Buying Plants

I’ve been thinking a lot about adding plants to my home lately, and I’m planning a trip to the garden center this weekend to find a few new ones. I’m going to be taking this list of tips with me for what to look for (and avoid)—the key is in the leaves: Never buy plants with: Brown, crispy leaf edges: May […]

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How to Pay Your Taxes Over Time

If you can’t pay off all the taxes you owe in one go this year, sign up to pay them off in installments instead. Start by sending in as much as you can afford with your tax return, and then visit the IRS.gov section on payments and installments to set up a plan. The downside? It will cost you $105 […]

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Create Your Own Subscription Box

I got the chance to speak with Vera Gibbons of Yahoo! Financially Fit a few days ago about all of the beauty and food subscription boxes that are available on the market, but what do you do if you can’t find one that’s right for you? Luckily, you can actually create your own “subscription box” of a sort using the […]

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A Money-Saving Online Shopping Trick

It may be tempting to browse your favorite retailer’s sites without registering, but doing so may cause you to miss out on some great bargains.

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Surprising Tax Day Statistics

Think tax day is stressful? You’re not alone. Check out these surprising tax statistics, and tell us in the comments what you find most anxiety producing about tax day.     – 4 in 10: The number of people who think that cutting their own hair is less risky than filing their own taxes. – 1/2: The proportion of tax […]

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Why You Should Buy Shoes Now

It may be snowing here in New York (yes, you read that right), but now’s the ideal time to buy sandals. Here’s why:

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