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High State Tax Rate? You Probably Want to Move

Filed under: State Income Tax Getty By Karla Bowsher Residents of states with higher state tax burdens are more likely to want to move, a new study shows. Gallup’s recently released State of the States 2015 study found that residents of states with the highest aggregated state tax burdens are 10 percent more likely to say they would like to ...

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Brilliant and surprising uses for salt — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Savings Experiment In the kitchen, you use salt in just about everything. But what most people don’t realize is that salt can be used for a lot more than cooking. Here are a few unexpected ways you can use salt and save a few bucks at the same time. Hard-boiled eggs can be a tasty treat, but there’s ...

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7 Simple, Free Moves Guaranteed to Make You Richer

Filed under: Saving Getty By Donna Freedman Some of us think wealth is unattainable. Hard work is expected, but building a fortune isn’t on our radar of possibilities. We believe the rich will get richer, and the rest of us will stay right where we are – unless, of course, we slide backward. But such pessimism is unwarranted. It may ...

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5 Do’s and 4 Don’ts to Repair Your Credit

Filed under: Credit Score Getty By Jim Gold It pays to repair a broken credit report, but avoid scams that could cost you thousands. Removing negative items from your credit report can help improve your FICO score, making it easier to buy or rent a home, get insurance, buy a car – and sometimes even make the difference in getting ...

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6 Secrets to Saving More for Retirement

Filed under: Retirement, Retirement Plans Getty By Jane Bennett Clark As the spouse of a Foreign Service officer, Cathy Lincoln moved frequently and changed jobs with each new post while raising two children. She had neither the time nor the inclination to pay attention to her retirement accounts. “I had a set-it-and-forget-it attitude,” says Lincoln, 56, of Washington, D.C. After ...

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Save bundles with President’s Day sales — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Savings Experiment, Shopping, Did You Know Did you know that President’s Day weekend features some of the biggest sales of the year? While often overshadowed by “bigger” retail holidays, you can actually save bundles on President’s Day – if you know what to shop for! Want to look presidential in a new peacoat? You can find winter apparel​ ...

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Strange Ways People Make Money Online

Filed under: Personal Finance Getty The Internet is a great place to launch entrepreneurial efforts. People have made money by creating useful products and functional websites, while others have found ways to make money in creative and interesting, yet strange, ways. Here is a sampling of some unusual online commerce. Online Eating – Mukbang, a combination of Korean words that ...

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6 Things You Should Check Before Buying a Used Car

Filed under: Car Buying Getty By Allison Martin Thinking about retiring your current wheels? If so, it might be wise to skip a brand-new model and instead purchase a new-to-you vehicle. Buying a gently used car spares you the depreciation that befalls a new car as soon as you drive it off the lot. You’ll save a lot of money ...

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15 Golden Rules to Save on Every Purchase

Filed under: Saving By Maryalene LaPonsie All told, the average American household spent $ 53,495 in 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While the bulk of that money went for housing, we still spent more than $ 1,786 on apparel and services, $ 2,728 on entertainment, and another $ 2,787 on food away from home. Then there is ...

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A Guide to Negotiating a Better Interest Rate on Your Credit Cards

Filed under: Credit Cards Getty By Trent Hamm When you carry a balance on a typical credit card, the credit card company is simply extracting money from your wallet. If you carry a $ 2,500 balance for a year on a typical 20 percent APR card, that means you’re giving the credit card company $ 500 of your hard-earned cash ...

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