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Stranger Pledges to Pay Future College Costs for 26 Kindergartners

Filed under: College Savings Plans Getty By Krystal Steinmetz An entire kindergarten class at Rio Vista Elementary School in Anaheim, California, has a free golden ticket to college, thanks to the generosity of a complete stranger. Marty Burbank, an attorney and Navy veteran from Fullerton, California, went from stranger to hero after he pledged $ 1 million to pay the ...

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9 Ways Your Phone Can Slash Grocery Costs

Filed under: Shopping Getty By Melissa Neiman Food is among the most expensive costs in the average American family’s budget. And we don’t make it any easier on ourselves by dining out so often in restaurants. In fact, the average U.S. consumer spends nearly one-third of his or her food dollars in restaurants, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ...

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15 Ways to Cut Heating Costs This Winter

Filed under: Energy, Public Utilities, How to Save Money, Home & Garden Getty Images By Emily Lugg 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 ...

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Medicare Costs To Jump In 2016: 15 Million Americans Forced To Pay Higher Premiums?

Medicare costs are expected to jump significantly in 2016. Though about 15 million Americans could be affected, there could be a small window of opportunity for a few beneficiaries if they act now. Millions of Americans, the majority of them old and infirm, will now have to brace themselves for higher premiums of Medicare. However, those who have been getting ...

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Why 66% of Americans Are Clueless About Health Care Costs

Filed under: Health Care, Personal Finance, Health Insurance Getty Images By Jennifer Liu Visiting the doctor isn’t exactly an enjoyable experience. But what feels worse? Opening your mail weeks later, only to face a medical bill that you didn’t anticipate. About two-thirds of American adults — or a whopping 155 million of us — have been confronted by that unpleasant ...

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5 Ways to Save on Health Care Costs

Mention the term health care and you’re likely to get a variety of responses. Regardless of your political leanings, one thing is for certain – health care is an expensive necessity in today’s economic climate. According to Statistic Brain, we spend about $ 10,000 per person on health care costs every year. The good news is that there are ways ...

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Domestic Airlines Raise Base Fares Despite Lower Fuel Costs

Filed under: Credit, Travel, Transportation, Airfare Mary Altaffer/AP By DAVID KOENIG DALLAS — U.S. airlines are raising base fares on many domestic flights even though they are getting a windfall from lower fuel prices. JetBlue Airways raised fares by $ 4 a round trip on a small number of routes Thursday, and Delta Air Lines picked up and greatly expanded ...

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‘Game Of Thrones’ — It Costs a Ton to Keep Cersei’s Nude Scene Secret

EXCLUSIVE Lena Headey‘s naked bod was finally unleashed on the “Game of Thrones” set — sort of — but producers racked up a $ 50,000/day tab to shoot the scene … and keep it under wraps.  According to our GoT spies … more than 200 security guards were hired to protect the set while shooting the “Walk of Shame” scene — ...

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5 Costs Not to Overlook in Your Retirement Budget

Filed under: Health Care, Family Money, Personal Finance, Travel, Retirement Living Duncan Selby/AlamyDon’t forget to budget for the travel and hobbies you will finally have time for in retirement. By Dave Bernard Most people accept that retirement won’t be cheap. But just how expensive will it be? Visions of the ideal retirement range from the extravagant pursuit of everything we ...

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