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5 best smart devices for your dog

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Taking care of a dog can be difficult — dog owners must remember not only to feed their furry friend, but walk, play with and protect them, too. …

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5 surprising ways your check can bounce

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We all know that it’s never good to bounce a check, but did you know that there are multiple means of doing so? Here are five …

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6 affordable ways to boost your immune system

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Cold and flu season is here, and the best offense is a good defense. You can protect yourself by heading out into the world from a …

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6 best tech gifts for your coworkers

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Do you have a fantastic boss or a super coworker who deserves something nice? These six smart devices can make great gifts for your workmates without …

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What you need to know about new mortgage interest deduction rules

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The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” changed the rules for deducting mortgage interest. Here are three important “take-aways” from the new rules. Some home equity interest …

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How to handle awkward holiday conversations

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Now that the holidays are around the corner, we can look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving dinner with the family. But, sometimes holiday tradition means traveling home to …

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Should you pay your mortgage with a credit card?

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When you pay your mortgage, your monthly payments are likely being directly withdrawn from your checking or savings account or you’re issuing your lender a check. …

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Is AAA worth the cost? Here’s what to consider

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When my girlfriend (now lovely wife) and I first started dating, we’d go on various road trips together. I don’t think it was that long ago …

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How to get the most out of Amazon Alexa

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Amazon Alexa is famous for answering questions and always being ready to chat, but users who stick to those functions are only skimming the surface. Alexa can …

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9 things you need to know about ChexSystems

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If you’ve ever had difficulty opening a checking account, then you’re probably all too aware of a company called ChexSystems. But how much do you really …

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5 easy DIY holiday gifts to start making now

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The season of giving is here and if you are worried about holiday overspending, a DIY gift may be the best option. Not sure what to …

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Essential money lessons to teach your kids this holiday season

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There’s no denying the holiday shopping season is expensive. The National Retail Federation (NRF) reported Americans spent almost $700 billion on holiday shopping last year.  If …

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The deadliest states for bike riders

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Biking is an eco-friendly, cost-effective way to get around — not to mention it’s a great workout. In major cities, the availability of bike-sharing services makes …

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17 free resources that will help you grow your business this year

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Is 2018 the year you plan to launch your business or take it to the next level? If so, we’ve got a round up of 17 …

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The fastest & slowest selling cars on the market

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Buying a car is a major purchase, especially if it’s your first time. If you are on a tight budget, buying a used car may be …

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8 reasons you need to pay attention to your credit score

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Your credit score affects many important aspects of your life, from your personal finances to your ability to work and live where you want. Having a …

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Autonomous trucks are here

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Autonomous driving is no longer exclusive to Silicon Valley hot rods. The Vera is a self-driving, cabin-free semi truck that is currently being developed by Volvo. …

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How to dispute a “debit” report

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Thanks to companies like ChexSystems, we all have what we like to call “debit” reports. These reports track our banking behavior just as credit reports track …

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Flu season is just around the corner. These smart devices can help

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Smart technology is reinventing the home remedy. Whether it’s a mattress that can lull you to sleep or a water bottle that reminds you to stay …

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These are the best & worst things to buy in October

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October is a time for picking pumpkins, drinking apple cider and enjoying the crisp fall weather. It’s also a good time for shopping (and freebies!). With …

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50 fun ways to teach your kids about money

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Teaching your kids about money can be fun — you can take a day-to-day activity and make it a learning moment, or turn a complex topic …

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The watch that knows if you’re having a heart attack

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The Apple Watch Series 4 takes smartwatches in a new, potentially life-saving direction. In addition to a larger display, a more powerful processor and the other features …

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The best smart tech for your college dorm room

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Connected devices aren’t just for the rich and the tech savvy anymore. Smart gadgets have become more accessible and more affordable, which is great news for …

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7 ways to be frugal & eco-friendly

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Image Credit: BrianAJackson/iStock. 1. Building a craft box Image Credit: NataliaDeriabina / iStock. 2. Making homemade crayons Image Credit: lyingv43 / iStock. 3. Using hand-me-downs Image …

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A beginner’s guide to finding the right homeowners insurance policy

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Your mortgage lender will require that you buy a specified amount of homeowners insurance before letting you close on your home. When looking into homeowners insurance …

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26 free tools that will make your life easier

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We get it: The daily grind is real. In the interest of making life’s more tedious tasks easier, we put together a list of 25 free …

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Why charging your phone will soon be like jumping on Wi-Fi

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Imagine being able to charge your smartphone without plugging it in. Imagine a world in which you can sit in a restaurant or wander through an …

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Alexa Auto offers drivers navigation, weather updates & more

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Drivers can now bring Amazon Alexa along for the ride. Instead of battling with their car’s default, oftentimes tedious voice command system, drivers can now ask Alexa …

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Is AppleCare smartphone insurance worth buying?

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You can cover a lost or stolen iPhone with a new insurance policy — but it will cost you. Apple has quietly launched a new product …

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5 smart devices to help you navigate New York City

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New York City is unlike any other metropolis in the world. It’s crowded with skyscrapers, bursting with traffic and inhabited by folks who always seem to …