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Streaming Services for Your Money
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Streaming Services for Your Money

Ryan Downey | May 7, 2024

Remember when TV was as simple as choosing a cable package and living with it? With today’s astonishing variety of…

Master Mechanic’s Money-Saving Car Secrets
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Master Mechanic’s Money-Saving Car Secrets

Shahe Koulloukian | May 4, 2024

When AAA tallied all the costs involved in owning a car, including car payments, insurance, fuel, maintenance, repairs and more,…

What Interest Rate Cuts Mean for Your Cash
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What Interest Rate Cuts Mean for Your Cash

Ken Tumin | March 9, 2024

After short-term interest rates reached their highest levels in two decades last year, savers feasted on 5%+ yields on bank…

Negotiating With Your Medical Provider
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Negotiating With Your Medical Provider

Charles B. Inlander | February 5, 2024

A friend of mine recently asked me if he had the right to negotiate fees with his doctors. My friend…

Scam Alert: Watch Out for These Brand-New Ones…and Twists on Old Ones
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Scam Alert: Watch Out for These Brand-New Ones…and Twists on Old Ones

Steven J.J. Weisman, JD | January 17, 2024

Scammers are always latching on to slimy new strategies to steal your hard-earned money—even simple everyday events such as streaming…

Stop Paying for Unused Subscriptions
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Stop Paying for Unused Subscriptions

Kathleen Blum | November 9, 2023

How much do you think you spend each month for subscriptions you’ve forgotten about? A recent survey shows that people…

Save Big on Your Next Cruise
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Save Big on Your Next Cruise

Donna Heiderstadt | July 23, 2023

Cruising is one of the most convenient ways to explore multiple destinations in a single week or enjoy a fun…

Medicare is Changing
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Medicare is Changing

Danielle K. Roberts | May 17, 2023

The Medicare system is undergoing change these days as new legislation takes effect and the COVID public health emergency officially…

Are Product Warranties Ever Worth It?
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Are Product Warranties Ever Worth It?

Kevin Brasler | April 24, 2023

Protect your purchase by buying an extended warranty!” We hear this all the time when buying appliances, electronics and other…

Grandparents! 529s Are No Longer Risky
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Grandparents! 529s Are No Longer Risky

Mark Kantrowitz | April 23, 2023

Grandparents will find it easier to contribute to their grandchildrens’ college educations starting this fall. That’s when changes go into…

When Is a Sale Not a Sale?
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When Is a Sale Not a Sale?

Kevin Brasler | April 9, 2023

Answer: When there’s always a sale—and that happens all the time, according to the nonprofit Consumers’ Checkbook. New research shows…

Four Insurance Secrets They Don’t Want You to Know
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Four Insurance Secrets They Don’t Want You to Know

Amy Finkelstein, PhD | February 18, 2023

Americans spend more than $1 trillion every year to insure their health, their homes, their cars and more. And each…

The Secret Behind the “99”
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The Secret Behind the “99”

Kelli McCourt | February 16, 2023

We all know that retailers have lots of tricks up their sleeves to get us to buy more. In fact,…

Finding College Scholarships in 2023
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Finding College Scholarships in 2023

Mark Kantrowitz | January 25, 2023

A quarter million dollars for a high school student’s ­science project…$30,000 for ­doodling …$10,000 for making a prom dress out…

Easy Ways to Save at the Grocery Store
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Easy Ways to Save at the Grocery Store

Arthur VanDam, CPA | January 7, 2023

Grocery shopping is hard on your wallet, especially these days. Bottom Line Personal spoke with Arthur VanDam, CPA, president of…