7 Ways to Save on Health Insurance

Health insurance costs are creeping ever higher. The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that average premiums will rise 5.1 percent in 2016 for the lowest-cost marketplace silver plans available to a 40-year-old nonsmoker earning $30,000 a year in 14 major cities. The increase will be lower for people with...
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How to Avoid the Most Common Estate Planning Mistake

The most common estate planning mistake may surprise you. “The mistake actually isn’t part of the will and trust, said Dan Prebish, head of life services events at Wells Fargo Advisors, based in St. Louis. “It actually has to do with beneficiary designation.” Prebish said people sometimes fail...
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First Jobs of 4 Entrepreneurs Who Changed the World

What does it mean to be a success? In the days of railroad barons and oil tycoons, it might have meant amassing the most cash possible. These days, the idea of true success has shifted toward the “social entrepreneur” — those who can create thriving enterprises while bringing...
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Amazon’s a Better Fit for Clothing Shoppers Than You Think

Amazon has long been seen as a predator to brick-and-mortar stores, but operators in one category in particular may have thought they were in the clear. Clothing retailers assumed they’d have an easier time keeping consumers because they’d want to try on clothing before making a purchase. Unfortunately...
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Give Your Investment Portfolio a Stress Test

When John Navin, a certified financial planner based in Nashville, Tennessee, meets a new client, the first thing he does is run his or her portfolio through a series of stress tests. “We test the portfolio against 60 different circumstances that could happen in the economy,” says Navin,...
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10 Best and Worst Deals at Walgreens

Founded in Chicago more than a century ago by Charles R. Walgreen Sr., Walgreens is now at the top of the drugstore chain with more than 8,200 U.S. locations. The store’s rise to dominance was built on good products with solid deals. But not everything in the drugstore...
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6 Ways to Land Your Dream Job in Retirement

One retiree profiled here is fulfilling a longtime goal. Several others are taking a hobby to a new level. Still others are starting a business or enjoying an engaging, part-time job. Whatever the gig, these people have found pastimes that not only deliver a paycheck (or the promise...
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How to Save Money on Thanksgiving Dinner

Whether your Thanksgiving plans include hitting the stores early or intentionally boycotting “Black Thursday” sales, most Americans have at least one thing in common on Turkey Day: the preparation of an epic meal. This year, some unwelcome news is wafting into households: According to the Department of Agriculture,...
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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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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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