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5 Cheap Things to Do With Kids When School Is Out

It's all too easy to spend a fortune to keep your kids occupied during school breaks. Camps are expensive, and the cost of a family vacation adds up quickly once you factor in transportation, lodging, meals out...

Best Things to Buy on Amazon Prime Day 2017

Black Friday in July for Amazon Prime subscribers returns July 11, when Amazon Prime Day rolls out its third year of big sales. You know the drill: $99-per-year Amazon Prime subscribers have a full day (and then...

5 Reasons You Shouldn't Shop on Amazon Prime Day

Many bargain hunters are counting down the minutes to the start of Amazon's third annual Prime Day, slated for July 11 (early access to deals actually begins at 9 p.m. ET on July 10). The members-only mega-sale...

The Nongambler's Guide to Las Vegas

If you plan to take a pass on the glitzy casinos on your next trip to Las Vegas, you'll have plenty of company. Splashy shows, upscale shopping and restaurants owned by celebrity chefs are just a few of the...

How to Bet Smarter at a Casino

In the field of personal finance, gambling is considered a bad idea. Each game in the casino comes with a "house edge" -- a greater probability that the casino will win and you will lose. If, despite the tilted...

Best Things to Buy at Dollar Stores for Summer

Ah, summer. It's the time of year when living is supposed to be easy. The laid-back sentiment extends to shopping for summer essentials. The goal: Spend as little as possible in as few trips as possible on items...

How to Hide Your Online Footprint

If you spend any time at all online, you're probably used to targeted ads. Google the price of a pair of galoshes or an iPhone charger, and before long, you'll see ads for boots and smartphone accessories.See...

The Lure of Virtual Reality

Remember the View-Master you had as a child that let you see Disney characters in 3-D? A virtual reality headset is like a View-Master for the 21st century. But now the headset may strap on like a pair of goggles...

Wellness Resorts Deliver Stress-Busting Vacations

For nearly three decades, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, in western Pennsylvania, has provided a scenic getaway for people who want to golf, ski, dine at its five-star restaurant, and indulge in a massage or facial...

Charitable Giving May Be in Your Genes

Marlo Thomas says that her father, comedian Danny Thomas, never explicitly prepared her to take on the task of supporting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the institution he founded in Memphis. "Dad made it...

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