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9 Smart Ways to Spend $10,000

Jeanette Brown knows how tough it can be for twenty- and thirtysomethings to afford a first home. Brown is a real estate agent in Denver, where home prices have steadily increased over the past several years and...

12 Smart Ways to Spend $1,000

Got some extra cash? Perhaps you've earned a year-end bonus, or received a generous holiday check from Grandma, or banked a hefty tax refund from Uncle Sam. We suggest how to invest, spend and splurge with that...

7 Smart Ways to Spend $100,000

Sitting on a significant stash of cash? Maybe you've won the lottery, or inherited a small fortune, or sold a home or business for more money than you imagined. We suggest how to invest, spend and splurge with...

Bargain Vacations Off the Beaten Path

Hordes of tourists swarming the world's most popular destinations can make travel unpleasant. For example, Barcelona and Venice are so crowded that disgruntled residents have staged protests over the influx of...

5 Best Things to Buy at Aldi for the Holidays

Minimalist grocer Aldi, the German no-frills supermarket chain, builds its reputation one doubting first-time customer at a time. The limited-assortment retailer, focusing on 90% store-brand products with a...

3 Best Costco Kirkland Products for the Holidays

Members of the warehouse club rave about the quality and value of items sold under Costco's Kirkland Signature brand. The private-label products range from clothing and luggage to groceries and even gasoline....

3 Best Things to Buy at Lidl for the Holidays

German-based deep-discount grocer Lidl is in its early, bumpy stages of introducing itself to Americans, having just started opening U.S. stores in the summer of 2017.SEE ALSO: 7 Ways Lidl Is Disrupting...

Worst Things to Buy During the Holidays 2017

It's easy to get lost in the blizzard of sales that hits every holiday season. Retailers hope to blow you away with promises of the lowest of prices and deepest of discounts. And while it is indeed one of the...

Gift Cards You Can Buy at a 10% Discount (or More)

Whether you're gifting to others or gifting to yourself, an option always on the table is cards - gift cards.SEE ALSO: Best Things to Buy at Dollar Stores for the Holidays Sure, they're often scorned by...

Best Holiday Deals at Dollar Stores

The holidays can be hard on your wallet. A National Retail Federation survey found that the average holiday shopper plans to spend $967 in 2017.SEE ALSO: Best Costco Kirkland Products to Buy for the...

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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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