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Dollar remains broadly lower after downbeat U.S. data

Investing The dollar remained broadly lower against the other major currencies on Tuesday, after the release of downbeat U.S. economic reports dampened demand for the greenback. Trading volumes were expected to remain limited ahead of the Christmas Holiday. USD/JPY slid 0.33% to 120.79. The dollar weakened after the...
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7 Ways to Cut Down on Holiday Gift-Giving

As the holiday gift-giving season approaches, we often are filled with a sense of dread: How will we ever find the perfect gift for everyone on our list, the time to finish our shopping and the money to pay for all the stuff we need to buy? Some Americans...
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Boost Your Credit Score With This Great Little Trick

Consumers can easily boost their credit scores by avoiding some of the fallacies surrounding the extremely convoluted manner in which credit scores are tabulated. Each of the three credit bureaus uses its own formula and guards its methods closely, but consumers shouldn’t find themselves in a conundrum when...
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6 Car Expenses That Are Really Worth the Money

As any driver knows, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the abundance of car-related goods and services, from pricey detailing to third-party warranties to premium fluids. Car owners on a budget must decide when to invest and when to cut corners. Pinching pennies in the wrong places can...
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9 Times It’s Smart to Be in Debt

It’s never advisable to rush out and take on debt, but there are times when it actually makes sense not to pay off debt. Debt, it turns out, can be a kind of friend, even if it’s just that flaky friend who can’t really be trusted. You see,...
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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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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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College Scholarships Aren’t Free Money

It is National Scholarship Month, which means high school seniors are being exhorted to scoop up free money for college. What they are often not told is that scholarships won from corporations, non-profits and other “outside” sources can reduce — dollar for dollar — the grants and cost-reducing...
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