A Guide to Discounts for Military and Veterans

Many retailers offer discounts on goods and services for active duty or veteran military personnel out of respect for those who serve, and some of these discounts are well worth taking advantage of. But with dozens of deals and policies varying by business, it can be tough to...
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10 Savings Tips for Holiday Shopping

Christmas is weeks away, but many consumers are already prepping for the annual holiday spending extravaganza — and they may be on to something. Retailers, to be sure, are revving up the profit engines and setting their sights on Black Friday, traditionally the single biggest shopping day of...
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5 Tips for Using Dividend Stocks to Pay for Retirement

With many savings accounts paying less than 1 percent interest, some retirement savers are turning to dividend stocks to provide a more reasonable return. Dividend stocks provide a stream of income as well as the potential for capital gains, but they also carry more risk than a savings...
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The Downside of Cheaper Gas

With gas prices down by more than $1 a gallon in the past year, Americans collectively are spending $350 million a day less at the gas pump than they were a year ago, says the American Automobile Association. But the drop in gas prices, along with a stronger...
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Consider Yourself a Super Saver? It Could Be Costing You

Sometimes, even the best intentions can backfire. The latest proof? Researchers at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business find that being determined to save for a goal can lead to poor decisions in other areas of your finances — like using a high-interest credit card just...
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Can myRA Bring Retirement Planning to the Masses?

The United States needs a sleek new vehicle for workplace retirement saving, something that covers the millions of workers who do not have a 401(k) or traditional pension. But on Wednesday, the White House rolled out a kid’s bike with training wheels instead, otherwise known as the myRA....
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7 Best Rewards Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

From presents for the kids to special food for family get-togethers, holiday traditions have the potential to put a significant dent in your wallet. However, you can take the sting out of that spending by earning rewards for every purchase. Rewards credit cards come in many flavors, with...
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Smartwatches for all kinds this holiday season

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — If you’re looking for a device to track your fitness, alert you to incoming messages and occasionally let you buy stuff with a scan or a tap, there’s no shortage of computerized wristwatches to choose from. Over the past several months, I’ve tested numerous...
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High-Tech Means Higher Sales for Many Small Retailers

NEW YORK (AP) — An independent retailer may not look like the cutting edge of technology, but these small businesses increasingly turn to apps and sophisticated software to connect with customers. Small retailers use high-tech innovations to build relationships with customers; they often can’t compete with big chains...
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