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A Review of the Hilton HHonors Card

Written by Abby Hayes - Leave a Comment

The Hilton HHonors card from American Express is great for those who frequently stay in the Hilton chain of hotels. It offers excellent rewards, especially on travel-related purchases, and comes with complimentary Silver Status within the Hilton HHonors program. Hilton HHonors Card Basics This credit card is clearly geared towards the elite traveler. It offers […]

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Published on October 31st, 2016
Modified on November 8th, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Consumer,Credit Cards,Travel
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5 Ways to Save Big On Things You’re Already Buying

Written by Michelle Dash - Leave a Comment

5 Ways to Save Big on Things You Already Planned to Buy I’ve never been the type of person to clip coupons at the grocery store. If you are like me, you may have found that proactively browsing for 10 cent deals is not a cost-effective use of time. However, I still love a good […]

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Published on October 26th, 2016
Modified on November 11th, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Consumer,Frugality
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How long will oil prices stay low — and what should you do?

Written by William Cowie - 8 Comments

image: wikimedia commons If you are old enough, you will remember 1973, when OPEC caused the price of oil to quadruple. (If you’re too young, simply Google “1973 oil crisis images” to see an endless parade of people stranded at gas stations with hand-written signs like the one in the picture.) That crisis changed life […]

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“Thinking Money” a rich change of pace from TV’s wasteland

Written by Jeffrey Steele - Leave a Comment

Have you ever wondered why your next-door neighbor must have a new car in his driveway every model year? And not just a new car, but a new car with all the bells and whistles, like that 18-valve, turbo-charged, dyno-flex, hydroponic 4000 engine, 57-speaker audio system with Sistine Chapel acoustics and the buttery soft leathers […]

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Published on November 19th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Consumer
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How California’s Drought Will Affect You

Written by William Cowie - One Comment

Statistically, 80 to 90 percent of you live outside of California. When you read reports of the drought in California, then, your reaction may be something like, “Bummer for those dudes. Patti, please pass the peas.” You might want to reconsider, though, because chances are this drought could affect you more than you think. Saying […]

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Planning a fun, frugal Halloween

Written by Suba Iyer - One Comment

Tis’ time for the spookiest holiday of the year and a record number of Americans are planning to participate in the scare festival. According to the National Retail Federation, more than two-thirds (67.4 percent) of celebrants will buy Halloween costumes for the holiday, the most in the survey’s 11-year history. The average person will spend $77.52 […]

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Published on October 6th, 2014
Modified on October 3rd, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Consumer,Family & Life,Frugality
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Did Apple Just Improve Card Security?

Written by William Cowie - One Comment

image: apple Which side are you on? The universe these days seems to be split into Apple lovers and Apple haters. The lovers anxiously awaited Apple’s annual model change, wondering what they were going to do to save us from that most dreaded of modern conditions: gadget deprivation. Everyone knew the iPhone 6 would come […]

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Published on October 1st, 2014
Modified on September 27th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Banking,Consumer,Credit Cards,Customer Service,Identity Theft
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10 Negotiation Tips for Introverts

Written by Suba Iyer - 2 Comments

After our home, our next major purchase will be a car. I am an introvert and I hate conflicts, so naturally negotiation is stressful for me. But if I don’t speak up, I know I will get the short end of the stick and pay a lot more money for the car. Last time I […]

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Published on September 22nd, 2014
Modified on September 18th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Automotive,Consumer
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The End of Two Buck Chuck?

Written by William Cowie - 2 Comments

photo: Wikimedia Commons We were at the Seattle airport a few years ago, my wife and I, checking in our baggage at the counter. We had some work to do in Chelan and were on our way back to Denver. As we made our way to the airport, we stopped at a Trader Joe’s to […]

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Published on September 17th, 2014
Modified on September 18th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Consumer,Travel
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Should You Spend Your Money or Your Time?

Written by Suba Iyer - Leave a Comment

We’ve all heard that time is money. It can mean various things to various people. Over time, if you save and invest, you will have more money. If you waste time, the money you earn will be less. The clock is ticking, and every moment you aren’t earning is money lost. Every moment you aren’t enjoying […]

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Published on September 8th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Consumer,Frugality,Productivity
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