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5 Sly Ways Banks Push Your Account Into the Red

Filed under: Banking, Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts, How to Save Money, Financial Education By Maryalene LaPonsie Overdraft fees continue to be big business for banks, despite a 2010 Federal Reserve rule preventing banks from automatically enrolling customers in overdraft programs. The changes since 2010 include an increase in the median fee that customers pay for withdrawing more from checking than ...

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Paperless Life May Help You in Multiple Ways

Filed under: Identity Theft, Small Business Advice, Entrepreneurs, This Built America Getty Images By S.Z. Berg Tamara Hill works as a child and adolescent therapist in a fast-paced, residential and clinical setting. There’s a lot of paper involved — copies, printing, notes, documentation for calls to health insurance providers and worksheets for her clients. “My entire office is full of ...

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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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12 Ways to Save on Last-Minute Holiday Travel

Filed under: Travel, Saving By Maryalene LaPonsie If going home for the holidays — or escaping from home — is a part of your December plan, you may think it’s too late to score a deal. After all, aren’t we always told to book in advance for the best prices? While it can be easier to find deals if you ...

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5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays That You’ll Never Forget

Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Personal Finance, Travel, Gift Guides, Vacation Planning Robert Benson via Getty ImagesThe US Grant Hotel in San Diego. By Mia Taylor NEW YORK — Anyone can put up a Christmas tree and a sprig of mistletoe to celebrate the holidays, or pop a bottle of champagne to toast New Year’s. If those traditions have become too ...

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Winter Is Coming: Four Ways To Avoid Winter Depression

Scientists are still trying to understand why the onset of Winter brings with it a sense of depression. One common factor of those who suffer from what is called Seasonal Affective Disorder – or SAD – is that they are particularly sensitive to the reduction or absence of sunlight. Martin Downs, MPH, writing on the WebMD website explains that researchers ...

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5 Easy Ways to Save Money at Theme Parks This Summer

Filed under: Travel, Vacation Planning, Saving Vetal/Shutterstock Single-day admissions to some of the country’s most popular theme parks hit $ 99 this summer. Tack on transportation, lodging and in-park purchases, and costs quickly add up. By the time the coasters have been conquered and your thrills have been chronicled on Facebook’s (FB) Instagram, you’re going to be out a lot ...

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Ways to keep your credit card and debit card information safe from hackers: CardHub.com

Damian Dovarganes/AP Target said that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear.  The impact of a massive security breach at Target could reverberate at the retailer for some time to come. The discounter last week admitted hackers stole data ...

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Best Ways for the Self-Employed to Save for Retirement

Filed under: Retirement, Entrepreneurs, 401K, IRA, Savings Accounts Getty Images By Kimberly Lankford I’m self-employed and want to set up a retirement-savings account. Which type of account should I open? What’s the deadline for 2013? Two of the best retirement-savings options for self-employed people are a solo 401(k) and a simplified employee pension, or SEP. Contributions to either type of ...

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