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6 healthy things you can grill at your summer BBQ that aren’t meat

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Summer barbecues with grilled hotdogs and hamburgers are an American tradition. But with the eating habits of many evolving to include vegetarian and vegan options (or …

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Can you get a prenup after you’re married?

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It’s not exactly romantic to think about creating a prenuptial agreement when embarking on a new marriage. Planning the honeymoon, picking out the wedding cake and designing …

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How to create a travel budget & stick to it

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Summer vacations, gap years in Europe, a flight to space, a Christmas holiday on the slopes in Aspen: Travel is enriching and rewarding. But it’s rarely cheap. …

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Will you need a new ID to travel this year?

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Millions of Americans still do not have a Real ID or even know what one is, which may affect their ability to fly. A study from …

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It’s a new decade: Here’s how to set a 10-year financial goal

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A new decade is here. It’s a good time to take stock of what you’ve accomplished and set new priorities for the coming decade. It’s also especially …

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Top ways managing money has changed since 2010

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Remember when opening a savings account required visiting a bank? Or when the primary way to track spending was by recording purchases and deposits in your …

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Why don’t other countries tip in restaurants?

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While tipping may be a common practice in the United States, the same does not always hold true abroad. In many countries, tipping after a meal …

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Can dining out on Thanksgiving save you money?

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Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and enjoy a memorable meal. For some, the annual food extravaganza may not be quite as …

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Should you order your prescriptions online?

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Ordering prescriptions from an online pharmacy can be a convenient and cost-effective way to lower your health care expenses. But there are drawbacks to obtaining medications online, …

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5 signs you’re ready to retire

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Moving from an active member of the workforce to retiree is a major life change that not only involves decades of financial preparation but also emotional …

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6 things your travel agent doesn’t want you to know

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Travel agents have the challenging task of making your globetrotting dreams come true. It’s a job that involves regularly traveling the world to experience destinations, hotels and restaurants. …

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7 secrets from a travel agent for picking your next vacation

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With the rise of companies like Expedia, Skyscanner and Hotels.com, it seemed as though travel agents might go the way of the dinosaur. But as the amount of …

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How to avoid drowning in subscription fees

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You’re likely signed up for more than one subscription service, between Netflix and Hulu to Amazon Prime and Spotify. While each service on its own may …

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7 ways to avoid getting ripped off when renting a car

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Renting a car has practically become a dreaded part of the travel process for even for the most experienced travelers. The rental company often finds ways …

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Is there a financial benefit to getting married?

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Marriage comes with many benefits, both emotional and financial. But it’s unlikely that the tax benefits (and drawbacks) of your new union are top of mind …

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Did you really just land a deal buying duty free?

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Duty-free shops are designed to be enticing, with shelves of designer handbags, sunglasses and perfume bottles all marked down. After all, who wouldn’t want to snatch …

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What full-time travelers need to know about paying income taxes

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Who among us hasn’t daydreamed about saying goodbye to the nine-to-five grind and becoming a full-time traveler? The allure of an unencumbered life seems carefree, but …

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Confused about retirement accounts? Read this

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Saving for retirement is an important financial task. And while there are plenty of options available, many Americans are still confused about how best to prepare …

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The 8 hidden costs of owning your home

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Making the transition from renter to homeowner is a dream come true for many people — browsing Zillow is a practically modern American pastime. But when …

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4 ways to find the right summer camp for your kids

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Summer is just around the corner, and for most kids that means school is out. But for parents, the summer months present a child care gap, …

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5 affordable ways to make your house more green

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Being more conscious of our impact on the environment is becoming increasingly important. With Earth Day on April 22, now may be the time to take small …

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Does Meghan Markle have to pay US taxes this year?

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While Meghan Markle may be busy living a fairytale with her prince, that doesn’t mean she is exempt from all the monotonous chores the rest of …

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5 easy ways you can save enough for your summer vacation

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With the start of summer just a few months away, it’s time to stop daydreaming about a fun-filled vacation and begin setting aside money to make …

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Best ‘spring break’ destinations for retirees

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While spring break getaways are typically associated with the college crowd and perhaps families with school age children, retired travelers also look forward to a memorable …

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5 ways to stay safe on your spring break trip

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It’s spring break season, which means hordes of travelers will jet off to warmer destinations (like these popular ones).  But before you pack your bags, take …

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7 easy ways to save on spring break travel

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It’s no secret that spring break is a popular time to travel — escaping the cold for a couple of days (or more) is appealing to …

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How a cruise can help (or hurt) your budget

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The number of vacationers hopping aboard a cruise has increased steadily. In 2019 alone, 30 million people are expected to go on cruises, almost double the …

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How to fight the opioid crisis & your student loan debt

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The opioid epidemic and skyrocketing student loan debt are two of the nation’s most publicized challenges. On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid …

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Here are 6 smart ways to spend your tax refund

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Tax season has officially begun. January 28 was the first day taxpayers could start filing returns, both paper and electronic. If you haven’t done this yet, …

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6 ways to spend your Lunar New Year money

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The annual celebration of Lunar New Year includes sumptuous feasts, festive dragon and lion dances and the all-important gifting of red envelopes filled with money. Symbols …

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5 steps to get off the IRS naughty list

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Running afoul of the Internal Revenue Service is one of life’s least pleasant experiences. But there are steps one can take to help avoid being audited …

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Goals without metrics are just wishes: How to conquer your resolutions

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A new year, new goals, right? It’s human nature to want to start a new year with lofty goals for improving everything from your diet to …

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The one money thing to do now that the holidays are over

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While most people are recovering from the merriment of the holidays, savvy shoppers will be making a beeline for the seasonal decor aisle of their local …

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5 ways to get your budget ready for holiday travel in 5 minutes or less

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Holiday travel is an expensive undertaking. For many, the mere thought of is cringe-inducing — given the seasonal price hikes and chaos that comes with traveling …

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5 holiday travel traps & how to avoid them

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Holiday travel can be challenging, if not downright maddening. Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Day, the same headaches apply: Crowds as far as the …

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These cities just became more friendly for homebuyers

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It’s been a seller’s market for the past couple of years, making buying a home challenging. But that may be coming to an end. Zillow said …

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Should you stay home on Black Friday?

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To shop or not to shop on Black Friday? The answer to that question depends on your tolerance for crowds, self-restraint and money in the bank. …

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5 tips to help you win Black Friday

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Black Friday may be rife with bargains, but it’s also stressful, crowded and can be expensive if you don’t plan ahead. To make your Black Friday …

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5 cheaper alternatives to a Thanksgiving turkey

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Turkey may be the default choice for Thanksgiving but it’s not the only choice. Between the growing number of vegetarian, vegan and pescatarian eaters in the …

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Make these heavenly peanut butter cookies for less than 25 cents each

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November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month and, whether you’re a fan of creamy or crunchy, it’s a time worth celebrating. And we’ve got a great way …

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Celebrate National Sandwich Day with this $6 sandwich

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Sandwiches are a lunch staple — easy to make with lots of variation, from grilled cheese to BLTs to the classic peanut butter and jelly. Besides …

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The 10 best tourist destinations for travelers over 50

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Older tourists are often not targeted by travel companies, who tend to focus only on backpacking college students and couples looking for a getaway. But, travelers …

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8 ways to save on Thanksgiving travel

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Between the long lines, sold-out flights and sky-high airfare prices, holiday travel can be a stressful experience. While there isn’t much to be done about the …

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6 things airlines don’t want you to know

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Americans are taking to the skies in record numbers. In 2017, nearly 50 percent of Americans flew. By comparison, in 1977, just 25 percent of Americans …