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8 Fridge Organizing Tricks That Save Food and Money

How you arrange your refrigerator can affect how food tastes and how long it keeps. So investing a little time into organizing the fridge can spare you from losing money to prematurely spoiled food — and extra trips to the grocery store. Fortunately, implementing the following tips will cost you only a few minutes. 1.Continue Reading “8 Fridge Organizing Tricks That Save Food and Money”

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Monthly Payments Are No Way to Gauge Car, House Purchases

Consumers who view the monthly payments as a guide to determine how much to spend on a new house or car are making a mistake, because many people tend to overspend when using this logic. While the lower payments mentioned by a real estate agent or salesperson may sound like a good idea, both purchasesContinue Reading “Monthly Payments Are No Way to Gauge Car, House Purchases”

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10 Ways You’re Blowing Your Paycheck Before You’re Even Paid

It’s not easy to keep track of where your money is going each month (though a budget is a great place to start). Still, if you want to regain any sort of financial freedom and start saving for future goals — remember retirement? — you’ll need to stop blowing through your paycheck. We’ve rounded upContinue Reading “10 Ways You’re Blowing Your Paycheck Before You’re Even Paid”

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Places to Never Use a Debit or Credit Card to Make a Payment

  NEW YORK — While carrying around your debit and credit cards to make your daily purchases from coffee to lunch to parking is efficient, the convenience could spell trouble. Using your credit or debit card to pay for your purchases puts consumers at greater risk of identity theft and losing key personal information. HereContinue Reading “Places to Never Use a Debit or Credit Card to Make a Payment”

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How to Choose the Right Financial Adviser

For most of us, feeling confident in our financial decisions calls for the help of a skilled and reliable adviser. A professional can help us create the path to our investment goals, whether that means generating immediate returns, providing college education for a pack of kids, securing a comfortable retirement, or all of the above.Continue Reading “How to Choose the Right Financial Adviser”

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Survey: Slow 2nd Quarter to Drag on 2015 Economic Growth

U.S. economic growth in the second quarter will be far weaker than previously expected and it will prevent the pace of growth from exceeding last year’s 2.4 percent, according to a forecast by a group of U.S. business economists. Growth is expected to accelerate significantly in the third quarter, but “sluggish” conditions in the firstContinue Reading “Survey: Slow 2nd Quarter to Drag on 2015 Economic Growth”

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4 Surprising Retirement Saving Secrets to Success

NEW YORK — Dreams of early retirement are often reserved for Silicon Valley startup nerds, athletic superstars and lottery winners. But run-of-the-mill working stiffs like us? No chance, right? Well, don’t count us out yet. More than a quarter (26 percent) of 3,449 currently employed workers who took part in a recent study said theyContinue Reading “4 Surprising Retirement Saving Secrets to Success”