12 Frugal Shopping Tips for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, many of us are already licking our lips at the promise of plump turkeys and flaky apple pies. But those of us who’ve hosted before know there can be a lot of time, energy and money that goes into laying out the Thanksgiving dinner...
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15 Ways to Cut Heating Costs This Winter

Chilly winter weather is synonymous with cozy sweaters, hot cocoa — and steep energy bills. It’s no surprise that running the heating system on high nonstop pushes monthly costs sky high. But there’s no reason to go broke staying warm. Here are 15 energy-efficient tips that should make...
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10 Infamous ‘Last Words’ of Personal Finance

Managing your finances can be confusing. You might hear all sorts of advice that seems prudent. And you might assume that you’re taking the right approach by acting on this advice. But what seems like a smart course of action might actually jeopardize your financial security. Here are...
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Busted! The 14 Biggest Myths About Black Friday

Every year, savvy shoppers find deep discounts online and in stores on Black Friday. Whether they’re looking for the newest, most advanced tech device or the perfect outfit for New Year’s Eve, buyers know retailers will offer some of their best deals during this time. But are all...
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7 Ways to Save Money and Stay Sane on Turkey Day

For most of us, entertaining on Turkey Day means one (difficult) thing: juggling. Trying to balance the wave of relatives and friends, all while keeping a budget and loading up the sleeping bag for the Black Friday campout, is a tricky endeavor. So what can you do? Here,...
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How to Avoid 5 Costly Credit Card Traps

When used properly, credit cards are extremely valuable personal finance tools. Credit cards can offer four big benefits: 1. Responsible usage of a credit card is the easiest way to build a good credit score. Despite widespread myths, you don’t need to go into debt to have a...
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Tight Inventories, Rising Prices Hurt Home Sales

WASHINGTON — Home resales fell in October as a persistent shortage of properties limited choice for potential buyers and pushed up prices, suggesting some softening in the pace of the housing market recovery after strong gains early this year. Still, housing remains on solid footing, with sales for...
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Pfizer, Allergan’s $160 Billion Merger Raises Outcry

A $160 billion deal announced Monday to merge Pfizer and Allergan and create the world’s biggest drug company renewed the outcry in Washington over “inversions,” in which U.S. corporations combine with companies overseas to lower their tax bill. The combination — the second-largest merger in history — could...
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