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How to Save Money on Air Conditioning

By Alan Schmadtke | September 21, 2023

For most Americans, cooling off on a hot summer day is as simple as flipping a switch or adjusting the thermostat. According to data from the 2020 Residential Energy Consumption…

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Winter Energy Saving Tips

By Pat McManamon | September 14, 2023

Contrary to conventional wisdom, it is possible to save money on winter heating bills while sitting comfortably in the home. The two tenets – savings and comfort — are not…

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How To Be Debt Free by 50

By Michael Knisley | August 3, 2023

Freedom from debt. What a beautiful notion. No more mortgage payments. No more car payments. No more credit card balances to drag you down. Nothin’. Everything you make, you get…

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Cash Advance Apps for Money Before Payday

By Sarah Brady | May 18, 2023

In 2022, 33%  of Americans used cash advance apps. Sure, these popular apps can help you cover a financial emergency between paychecks, but unfortunately, they tend to create more problems…

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How Much Do I Need in My 401(k) to Retire?

By Maureen Milliken | April 29, 2023

If you’re in your 20s, 30s, or even 40s, retirement may seem far away, and you probably have so many other things that are more immediate to spend your money…

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Debt-Free Retirement

By Tom Jackson | March 24, 2023

Almost half of Americans expect to retire in debt, according to a 2022 survey by the financial site MagnifyMoney. Even worse, the Federal Reserve Bank reports total debt for Americans…

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7 Reasons You Should Budget: Why Is Budgeting So Important?

By Michael Knisley | February 10, 2023

A budget acts like a matchmaker. It introduces this end (your expenses) to that end (your income) and makes those ends meet. If one of your goals is to get,…

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How to Make a Money Saving Meal Plan

By George Morris | December 12, 2022

It’s always been a good idea to try to save money on food. It’s rarely been as important as right now. Grocery prices have skyrocketed in the past two years.…

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Best Ways To Save Money

By Robert Shaw | October 27, 2022

You haven’t convinced yourself yet that you can save money, even though you know you need to. You might not even be convinced that anybody could save the kind of…

Which Savings Account Will Earn You the Most Money?

By Bents Dulcio | September 1, 2022

Savings accounts are an excellent solution for consumers with a specific need. They let you designate funds away from your checking account to organize your finances and retain clear sight…