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15 Secrets to Shopping at Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's is well-known to its fans for low prices on unique food items, ranging from cookie butter to turkey corn dogs. The chain is also known for its quirky culture. Employees, easy to spot in their...

Frugal Habits of the British Royal Family

With an estimated net worth of $88 billion, the British royal family is one of the wealthiest monarchies in Europe. However, just because money is no object for them doesn't mean they're frivolous spenders....

Great Ideas for $1,000: Home, Travel, Gifts &...

Maybe you received a bonus at work, got lucky on a scratch-off lottery ticket or--unlike many disappointed taxpayers this season--you scored a sizable tax refund. If you have a grand to spare, we have...

America Lurches Toward a Cashless Future

Joseph Bailey, an associate research professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, discusses the pros and cons of a cashless society.SEE ALSO: The Worst Things to Keep in Your...

Managing a Financial Hardship: Real Life Stories

An unexpected blow to your finances can be detrimental if you aren't prepared. For these three people, scaling back on daily spending, sacrificing certain needs and tapping into an emergency fund made all the...

How to Prepare for a Financial Emergency

The 35-day partial government shutdown that kicked off 2019 created a moment of truth for the 800,000 employees and contractors who had to figure out how to cover their bills until their paychecks kicked in again...

Tips and Tricks Aldi Shoppers Need to Know

For many shoppers who are serious about spending less on groceries, a trip to discount supermarket Aldi is a weekly ritual. The chain, founded in Germany, credits its rock-bottom prices to low labor and operating...

When Athletes Go From 0 to 60: Managing a...

Professional athletes who manage wealth wisely understand it requires budgeting, planning, financial analysis and trustworthy experts in your corner. I tell my clients if they can be as disciplined with their...

Things You Can Get at Costco Without a Membership

If you're pinching pennies and don't want to fork over $60 to $120 to cover the cost of a Costco membership, you're in luck. You can still take advantage of a few of the warehouse club's popular member perks...

Betting on March Madness Is Big Business

Gambling on college basketball's Big Dance is no longer confined to the office pool. Several states now allow legal sports betting. Before the tournament kicks off in Dayton, here's what you need to know. SEE...

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