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Finding the right cheap used car (that you don't hate)

If you've followed my past posts on cars I've owned, you'll know that I learned the hard way that expensive new cars are a stupid idea unless you've got more than enough money to pay for them. When I bought my first expensive car, I was in no place to afford that kind of luxury. Show More Summary

Do you qualify for the new student loan forgiveness program?

The federal government has offered student loan forgiveness programs for decades, especially for veterans and individuals who are disabled. However, until recently, these programs have not been easy for borrowers to take advantage of. This April, the U.S. Show More Summary

Save bundles by tracking supermarket sales cycles -- Savings Experiment

Grocery shopping is pretty routine. Week after week, we go in and buy the same items without thinking too much about it. But you should be wary of shopping on autopilot. Chances are, you're overpaying -- sometimes by as much as 50 percent. Show More Summary

5 ways to not blow your unused airline miles

The complex nature of airline loyalty programs has left many consumers who sign up for their co-branded credit cards wanting for more. Not only have airline miles becoming increasingly harder to use these last few years, but award availability can sometimes be scarce. Show More Summary

What to sell -- and what not to sell -- at consignment shops -- Savings Experiment

Did you know? There are places called consignment shops where you can buy and sell your unwanted items. With a few easy tips, you can boost your profits on your next visit. First, find a shop that stocks items similar to the ones you're trading in. Show More Summary

Do you know how a tax refund can boost your credit score

During tax season, conversations about how to use that always-anticipated tax return pop up all over the internet. Many who get a refund use it on vacations and other big ticket items. And while this isn't always a bad idea, it may not...Show More Summary

The Smart Millennial's Approach to Pay off Debt, Save Money, and Invest like a Champ

One of the most liberating feeling is knowing you have your finances in control. I know this from personal experience. We've all come across a point in time where we've either been in debt, wasn't saving enough, or didn't take the initiative to invest wisely. Show More Summary

Tips and tricks to save at the airport -- Savings Experiment

As travelers, we all know how expensive it can get on the road. So who can blame us when we feel nickel-and-dimed by the inflated prices at the airport? Here are a few ways you can keep your spending to a minimum. First, bring your own snacks and pack a water bottle. Show More Summary

Save green by going green -- Savings Experiment

Did you know? April 22 is Earth Day! To celebrate, try saving some green by going green. Bottled water isn't only costly, it also creates tons of non-biodegradable plastic that gets dumped in landfills. By investing in a reusable glass...Show More Summary

Spend less on prescription meds -- Savings Experiment

Did you know? There are ways you can save big on your prescriptions at the pharmacy! Since insurance companies negotiate different deals with each store, the price of medication can vary widely from one pharmacy to another. Larger chains tend to be the priciest. Show More Summary

How Meatless Monday can save you money -- Savings Experiment

You love to eat meat, and just the thought of going without the occasional hamburger terrifies you. But what if you could save money by skipping meat for just one day a week? It's called Meatless Monday, and it's exactly what it sounds like. Show More Summary

5 Instances When You Should Ignore Financial Advice

A lady stepped into my office concerned her financial advisor wasn't being straight up about her financial situation. She had purchased a variable annuity from the advisor and admitted she wasn't quite sure how it really worked. Uh oh. Show More Summary

Financially Screwed? 3 Ways to Turn Your Money Life Around

I've said it before and I'll say it again, the hardest part is getting started. That applies to so many things in life, whether getting in shape, quitting an addiction, starting a relationship with someone you care about, and (as is most relevant to our discussion) becoming financially stable. Show More Summary

11 Overlooked Credit-Card Perks

Getty ? By Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner Rewards points and cash back are only some of the benefits of paying with plastic. Here are 11 little-known benefits that cardholders can take advantage of -- from extended warranties on items you purchase with your cards to free admission to museums. Show More Summary

Saving and Investing for Early Retirement: 3 Basic Strategies

Everybody wants to retire early. Sure, you might like what you do. But if you're 98% of people, you'd like to have more time to yourself, with your family and friends. In the years following the global recession, early retirement (or even regular retirement) seemed like an impossible dream for many. Show More Summary

Everything You Need to Know About Taxes and Social Security

Since Social Security checks are a federal government benefit, it seems odd that you'd have to pay taxes on this income. But the fact of the matter is that some people do owe taxes on Social Security. The good news is that if you're living off of Social Security retirement benefits and not much else, you won't likely have to pay taxes on this income. Show More Summary

8 Surprising Things You Need to Know About Retirement

Getty By Rachel L. Sheedy As you advance toward retirement, it's a good idea to start sharpening the focus of your retirement vision. You need to figure out how you'll spend your time, what your retirement budget will look like and where...Show More Summary

Don't Ignore These 7 Financial Time Bombs

Getty By Geoff Williams It's a question everyone asks when they end up paying an unexpected and expensive bill. What went wrong? Too often, what went wrong is that a problem was ignored until suddenly there was no ignoring it. Almost of all of us, unless we're highly organized, are susceptible to financial time bombs. Show More Summary

Use These 3 Tax-Reduction Strategies of the Rich

Getty By Brittany Lyte Even more than a house or a top-notch college education, income taxes are probably the single largest expense you'll ever encounter in life. And you already know there are all sorts of little tax tricks that can be used every year to shave off a little of your overall debt to the IRS. Show More Summary

Seven Unusual Tax Deductions

Getty We have all heard cases of strange failed tax deductions, such as writing off a personal racehorse as a business entertainment expense, a toothless actor being unable to write off his dentures, and our personal favorite - a business...Show More Summary

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