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6 reasons to overcome a fear of plastic

Written by Richard Barrington - 2 Comments

As I was coming of age, I became aware of too many examples of people who had gotten into trouble with credit card debt. It made me avoid getting a credit card for several years. Eventually, though, I overcame my fear of plastic, and realized it is the user and not the [...]

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Published on July 29th, 2015 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards, Travel
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“Frugal” is not a dirty word

Written by Richard Barrington - 8 Comments

My wife and I were talking recently about a June 5, 2015, New York Times article that described the lifestyle of “Millionaires Who Are Frugal When They Don’t Have to Be.” It got me thinking about the word “frugal.” It will probably never be a sexy concept, but neither does it [...]

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Published on June 30th, 2015
Modified on June 15th, 2015 - 8 Comments
Filed under: Frugality, House & Home, Planning, Real Estate, Retirement, Travel
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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 in [...]

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Published on January 31st, 2015 - 8 Comments
Filed under: Automotive, Consumer, Economy, Energy, Planning, Saving & Investing, Travel
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Are Your Adult Children Destroying Your Retirement?

Written by Jeffrey Steele - Leave a Comment

I can still remember the days when the term “generation gap” was all the rage. Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, that term was bandied about to describe the yawning philosophical chasm between Baby Boomers and their parents on topics as diverse as the Vietnam War, the length of one’s hair, and different [...]

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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 buy [...]

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Published on September 17th, 2014
Modified on September 18th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Consumer, Travel
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Burglary Explained by Burglars

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This guest post from our partner site Zing! was written by Tim Krebs, corporate communications manager for Protect America Home Security. Tim regularly contributes to the Protect America Home and Life Blog and covers a variety of homeowner-related topics. Protect America recently released its “Interview with a Burglar” eBook, which visualizes some of the data found [...]

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Published on August 15th, 2014
Modified on August 8th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: House & Home, Identity Theft, Travel
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Follow These Tips to Save Money When Renting a Car

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This post comes from Anthony Fontana at our partner site Zing!
It may not feel like it outside yet, but summer is just around the corner. That means it’s time to start planning vacations. Whether you’re flying somewhere or taking a long road trip, one thing’s for certain: You’re going to need a car at some point. [...]

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Published on August 8th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Automotive, Consumer, Travel
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Tips for First-Time Campers

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This post comes from Lilly Keyes at our partner site Zing!
Since June is National Camping Month, I’m sure you’re desperate to get out there and start roasting marshmallows. If you’ve never been camping before, there are some things you should think about before you start rubbing sticks together. I mean, have you ever seen anyone on [...]

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Published on July 4th, 2014
Modified on June 26th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Travel
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How to save money on airline fees

Written by Suba Iyer - 4 Comments

The summer travel season is almost upon us. In the past, finding good airfare deals used to take the most time, while booking the tickets only took a couple of minutes. Now, it goes like this:

You spend hours trying to find a good airfare deal and get excited when you find an awesome deal!
When you [...]

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Published on May 19th, 2014 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Consumer, Frugality, Travel
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Frequent Flier Miles Will Soon Favor the Rich

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This post comes from Libby Kane at our partner site LearnVest.com.
We don’t need to tell you that air travel is expensive.
That’s even with airline loyalty programs, which generally grant frequent-flier miles to travelers based on the distance traveled. These are later redeemed for a free trip (or part of a trip).
But rewarding customers [...]

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Published on April 25th, 2014
Modified on April 4th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Consumer, Travel
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