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Resort Fees: No Day at the Beach

Travelers who shop around for good deals on hotels are often surprised to discover that their rooms cost more than expected. The culprit: resort fees, which add about $23 per day, according to ResortFeeChecker...

Drowning in Streaming Fees

Not so long ago, parting ways with your cable or satellite television provider left you with just a handful of viewing options. Early cord-cutters could sign up for Amazon, Hulu or Netflix to stream movies and...

Giving to Charity When You're on a Budget

A few issues ago, I interviewed Doug Lynam, a former monk who now works as a money manager in Santa Fe, N.M. (see Building Wealth With a Higher Purpose). One of the topics we discussed was the importance of...

Is Your Vacation Destination Safe?

News reports about terrorist attacks, rampant crime or an unsettling string of deaths in an idyllic destination such as the Dominican Republic may give you pause when selecting a vacation spot--or make you wonder...

The Worst Things to Buy at Walmart

If anyone is looking for bargains across product lines including groceries, housewares, small appliances, prescription drugs, auto supplies, sporting goods, clothing and electronics, Walmart is a likely...

Best Laptops for Students, 2019

The return to school has always been an expensive proposition (all those little items quickly add up), but the laptop era - in which a trusted digital companion is critical for college, high school and even some...

7 Money-Saving Tips for the Modern-Day...

If you have never been a bridesmaid, the cost of paying for all the things that go along with the job (the dress, shower, bachelorette parties, travel and the gifts) can be a shock. In fact, Wedding Wire...

Worst Things to Buy at Warehouse Clubs...

When time is short and your shopping list is long, it can be tempting to make a single stop at the warehouse club. After all, Costco, Sam's Club and BJ's stock everything from groceries and cleaning supplies to...

Go Ahead, Have a Latte

Earlier this summer, the Twittersphere was ablaze when CNBC tweeted out a video in which Suze Orman, the tough-love personal finance guru, excoriates millennials who buy coffee every morning. She claims that the...

What Is Apple's Next iPhone? (AAPL)

Apple (AAPL, $207.74) hit all-time highs last fall as investors held their collective breath to see whether the iPhone XS and iPhone XR would kickstart stalled iPhone sales. They didn't. Smartphone sales are in...

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Basics of Money

5 'Strong Buy' Dividend Stocks With High Upside

The markets are looking perilous right now, with rising trade tensions and Federal Reserve uncertainty...

13 Ways to Simplify Your Finances

We know you're stressed out. With everything you're expected to keep up with in a day, it may help to...

How to Find the Right Online Bank for You

[Question]I want to open an online high-yield savings or money market account. But because these are...

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