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How Do Social Security Survivor Benefits Work?

When it comes to retirement in the United States, researchers don’t paint a pretty picture. According to the National Institute on Retirement Security, the retirement savings deficit totals as much as $14 trillion. For women, the gap between what’s needed to afford more than the essentials in retirement and what’s actually in hand is especially […]

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How Does Credit Card Dispute Work Infographic

Have you ever found charges you did not make on your credit card? Or, have you been billed for merchandise you did not receive? Have you ever experienced a payment not being posted to your account? While frustrating, these errors can be corrected. It takes a little patience and knowledge of the credit card dispute […]

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5 Ways to Save Money When You Eat Out

Eating out can be an expensive business. Costs can rise fast as you add extras onto your order, leaving you potentially over your budget at the end of the meal. If you choose a reasonably priced restaurant and calculate the total cost before you order, you can keep the surprise bills at bay,  but how […]

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Five Free Educational Apps to Keep Kids Learning All Summer

The summer slide is notorious among educators. It’s the learning loss some kids experience during the long summer break when they forget some of the things they learned during the previous school year. Reading is a perfect way to keep the summer slide at bay. In fact, experts say just reading six books during the […]

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Payday Loans and Cash Advance: How Are They Different?

Because there are so many different names for short-term loans found online, it can be difficult for consumers to know the differences between them. This is especially true when it comes to payday loans because of the various names used interchangeably to describe the same product. However, to help you understand better, here is a […]

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4 Ways To Make Unused Gift Cards Work For You

If you’re like a lot of people, you probably have one  (or more ) unused gift cards hanging out in the recesses of your wallet; in that junk drawer in the kitchen; or in that already cluttered email inbox. Those unused gift cards add up to a lot of money. In fact, according to one […]

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Tips To Manage Utility Bills

It doesn’t matter how much money you have, whether you are rich, poor, or somewhere between, no one likes paying more than they have to for anything, especially utility bills. While you can’t make your utility bills disappear, with necessities like heat and lighting, you can manage them, reducing the amount you pay each month. […]

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Infographic – 7 Tips For a Vacation On a Budget

Do you long for a vacation but you are afraid of what it will do to your budget? Do you avoid the temptation to overspend on time off by not taking any? Vacations are important — we need them to be healthy and productive! You don’t have to break the bank to take a vacation, […]

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Frugality Boot Camp: 5 Training Tips for Thrifty Living

As a child, we all have a tendency to imagine the fabulous life we will live as adults. You probably never thought you’d have to delve into the realm of living on a budget, but real life and adult responsibilities can work together to burst your bubble. Don’t fret if you have to make some […]

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Looking For Cheap Plane Tickets?

Are you looking for cheap plane tickets? Recently, American Airlines and United Airlines joined Delta Airlines to offer a new option for budget travelers —  “basic economy” tickets. Just the name of those tickets, “basic economy,” may sound like music to the ears of budget travelers everywhere. United announced the fare category for travelers in […]

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Brian Sanders of i9 Sports at the 2012 IFA Conference

Brian Sanders is the president and COO of i9 Sports. He talked with us about the great things to come in 2012 for i9 Sports.