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9 Easy Ways to Slash the Grocery Bill Jan. 30, 2020

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Have you ever noticed how easy it is to cruise up and down the grocery store aisle, filling your bas... Read More

Upside-Down in an SUV and More Jan. 29, 2020

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Dear Mary: After several years of trading our vehicles in and upgrading each time, we now have a big... Read More

How to Face Down Temptation and Win Jan. 28, 2020

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If you've ever stopped by Costco to pick up milk and walked out with a big-screen TV, you know first... Read More

10 Ways to Simplify Your Life Jan. 20, 2020

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I spent the better part of 2019 reorganizing and decluttering my home, something that forced me to s... Read More

How to Brighten Dingy Laundry ... and More Reader Questions Jan. 14, 2020

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Dear Mary: While my daughter was on staff at a summer camp, she did not launder her bedding frequent... Read More

Reader Tips: It's the Little Ways We Save That Add Up Jan. 13, 2020

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AUTO STEREO In cold weather, it's wise to wait until the car's interior warms up before using the ra... Read More

With the Holidays Fresh in Mind ... Jan. 08, 2020

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Here we are, a week into the new year! Along with taking the tree down and putting the decorations a... Read More

10 Steps to Financial Security in 2020 Jan. 08, 2020

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: It's hard to believe we're already in 2020. But rather than lament the passing of time... Read More

Answers to Your Questions on Credit Unions, Banks and Deadbeat Parents Jan. 07, 2020

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CREDIT UNIONS VERSUS BANKS Dear Mary: What is the difference between a bank and a credit union? R... Read More

It's the Little Ways We Save That Add Up Jan. 06, 2020

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It's amazing how saving a little here and a little there can add up to big savings. Each of these gr... Read More

How to Live the Life You Love on Your Current Income Dec. 31, 2019

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Living below your means does not mean giving up what really matters. Spending less than you earn is ... Read More

Savvy Shopper Tricks Dec. 19, 2019

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You think shopping is what you do when you buy things. That's true, but it's more than that. Shoppin... Read More

9 Ways You May Be Abusing Your Appliances Dec. 16, 2019

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Is it possible that, without knowing it, you're making damaging or dangerous mistakes with your hous... Read More

The Secret to Staying Out of the Red and in the Black Dec. 09, 2019

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When I am not writing about personal finance and consumer debt, I knit. Something about the gentle r... Read More

9 Remarkable Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds Dec. 03, 2019

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If you love your morning cup of joe, there's a pretty good chance you're throwing out spent coffee g... Read More

11 Ways to Use Ordinary Pantry Items to Get Rid of Ants Dec. 02, 2019

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Most ant problems — especially those teeny tiny sugar ants that are attracted to the sweets in... Read More

Accept Grandma's Generous Offer Immediately! Nov. 28, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm thankful that my parents give me $15 a week for allowance to spend any way I choose... Read More

How to Help a Young Person Build a Good Credit Score Nov. 27, 2019

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You can boost a young person's credit by taking advantage of a little-known authorized user provisio... Read More

16 Ways To Chop Your Grocery Bill Nov. 04, 2019

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Need a foolproof way to cut your food/grocery expenses by 25% this month? Announce to your family th... Read More

A Crash Course in How to Store Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Oct. 22, 2019

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Could you use an extra $300? You might want to take a look in your garbage. A survey conducted by th... Read More