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7 Ways to Raise Your Credit Score in 2016

Filed under: Credit Score Getty By Matt Schulz Here’s the simple truth: Your low credit score is costing you a fortune. Folks with the best credit get the best terms when it comes to mortgages, car loans and credit cards. They get the lowest interest rates and the lowest fees. They get the biggest sign-up bonuses. They’re more likely to ...

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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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7 Ways to Lower the Cost of a Holiday Road Trip

Filed under: Travel, Gas Prices, How to Save Money Gregory Bull/APNo one will be smiling if you go too fast and get slapped with a speeding ticket. By Trent Hamm The holidays are nearly upon us, with many families driving long distances to spend time with each other in the next weeks. Road trips are also an annual part of ...

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Scary Great Ways to Save on Halloween Candy — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Savings Experiment Halloween’s almost here, and that means trick-or-treaters and lots of candy, but how do you get all those sweets without taking a big bite out of your savings? We’ll show you how with these scary great ways to save this Halloween. First, it’s important to know when to buy your candy. When it comes ...

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6 No-Cost Ways to Keep Thieves Out of Your Home

Filed under: Security, How to Save Money, Home & Garden By Marilyn Lewis How secure is your castle? If you are unsure, there is some good news: There are several easy, no-tech ways to improve your home’s security for free, or next to nothing. Remember, the most effective improvements are the ones that persuade a burglar to move on to ...

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5 Ways to Splurge on a Budget

Filed under: Personal Finance, Credit Cards, Shopping, Budgeting, Coupons Getty Images By Debbie Anderson You’ve been great about saving and not going on a spending spree, but every now and then, it’d be nice to loosen the budget belt a little. Ever feel that way? It’s healthy. In fact, some experts say that splurging or spending freely on something you ...

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15 Ways to Save $5 a Day

Filed under: Life Stage Lessons Getty Images By Cameron Huddleston It might not seem worth it to go to the trouble to eliminate small expenses from your budget. After all, how much of a hit could your bank account really be taking if you spend a few dollars here or there? A big hit, actually. Just cutting $ 5 a ...

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15 Ways to Save for Vacation

Filed under: Family Money, Personal Finance, Travel, Vacation Planning Getty ImagesA trip to the beach could be in your future, so start saving now. By Jon Lal If you’re dreaming of a getaway this summer, the best thing you could do right now is to stop dreaming and start taking action to save money for your vacation. You still have ...

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3 Ways That You Let Money Leak Out of Your 401(k)

Filed under: Retirement, Retirement Plans, 401K Shutterstock By Emily Brandon Many people dip into their 401(k)s before retirement when they change jobs or experience a financial emergency. Workers who take early withdrawals from their retirement accounts often never replace the money and end up with significantly less cash in retirement. A recent Center for Retirement Research at Boston College report ...

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5 Romantic Ways to Have a Fun Yet Frugal Valentine’s Day

Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Marriage Jupiterimages By AJ Smith If you have a significant other, you know Valentine’s Day can be stressful and expensive. From cards and gifts to flowers and dinners, your wallet can face a hit worse than during the holiday season. Love-struck consumers dish out billions every year, but you don’t have to go broke to make ...

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