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Your Wedding-Gift Etiquette Questions Answered

[Question]My niece is getting married in her hometown, and the costs of traveling (and staying) there are adding up. Can my presence be the present?See Also: 8 Ways to Save Thousands on Your Wedding [Answer]Even...

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...

Mother's Day Freebies and Deals 2018

Mother's Day is right around the corner on Sunday, May 13. If you're still stumped for ideas on how to show the moms in your life how much you appreciate them, you've come to the right place.SEE ALSO: 69 Valuable...

Retailer Data Breaches in 2018: Was Your...

Corporate data breaches are becoming all too common. Last year, several high-profile companies including Chipotle, Equifax and Uber fell victim to computer incursions. In 2018, popular retailers are being...

How Much Did Things Cost in the 1980s?

The year: 1985. Reaganomics was in full swing, runaway inflation was finally easing, and the Dow Jones industrial average rose a whopping 27.7% to 1,546.67. It was the halfway point of the Decade of Greed. But...

To Retire Safely, Make Smart Spending a...

The financial planning industry tends to put a big emphasis on how much you've saved for retirement, but that's only half of the picture. SEE ALSO: How to Live for Today and Still Save for Tomorrow If you're...

The Risks of Paying Peer to Peer

Finding a good hairstylist is hard, but finding a traveling hairstylist is even harder. As a splurge, I looked for someone who would come to my apartment to spend four or more hours braiding my hair. Thanks to...

Get More Value From Your Travel Rewards Points

Points-and-miles blogs are awash with strategies on how to snag free flights by racking up rewards points, often through everyday spending on credit cards. But when you're earning and redeeming points, a few...

How to Quit Facebook

Facebook is kind of a mess right now. Earlier this month, we learned that Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics and political consulting firm, accessed data from 50 million Facebook users without their consent --...

How Much Does an Amazon Prime Membership Cost?

For consumers who are too busy to visit multiple brick-and-mortar stores to pick up everything on their shopping lists, from groceries and gadgets to books and apparel, the Amazon Prime subscription-based service...

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Basics of Money

Join the Race to $1-Trillion Stocks

It may be a matter of months, or more likely a few years, but sometime soon a U.S. company will breach...

New Ways to Prove Your I.D.

The days of PINs and passwords are numbered as more companies embrace futuristic identification...

Miles or Cash Back: Which Is the Better...

Ever wonder whether an air-miles rewards card or a cash-back card offers the better deal? Now,...

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