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Liz Weston: Beware of These Overhyped Financial Strategies

Liz Weston: Beware of These Overhyped Financial Strategies

By Liz Weston | Feb 24
Before you buy any of the following, you'd be smart to investigate lower-cost alternatives and to consult an objective, knowledgeable third party, such as a fee-only financial planner.

Tips for Using Flexible Spending Dollars Before Year's End

Tips for Using Flexible Spending Dollars Before Year's End

By Linda B. Johnson | Dec 14
Still have money set aside for medical expenses that you need to spend by the end of the year? There are plenty of ways to meet the deadline for flexible spending accounts.

4 Ways Procrastinators Can Win at Gift-Giving

4 Ways Procrastinators Can Win at Gift-Giving

Dec 11
It's down to the wire, but there are still methods to save money on your last-minute holiday purchases. Here are four simple ways to do it.

What's the Value of Your Dog's Life, and Why It Matters

What's the Value of Your Dog's Life, and Why It Matters

Dec 2
Americans love their pets, spending more than US$70 billion last year on their beloved companions. This far exceeds the $7 billion spent on legal marijuana, and $32 billion on pizza.

The Secret Cost of the Holidays

The Secret Cost of the Holidays

Nov 30
A survey of 2,000 Americans who celebrate a winter holiday found that 28 percent have gone into debt during the holiday season.

A Quarter of Americans Have Gone Into Debt Because of the Holiday Season

A Quarter of Americans Have Gone Into Debt Because of the Holiday Season

Nov 13
Between purchasing the perfect gift, buying food to feed the whole family and traveling to see loved ones, over a quarter of Americans have gone into debt due to holiday spending, according to new research.

What Would You Give Up to Save Cash on Holiday Shopping?

What Would You Give Up to Save Cash on Holiday Shopping?

Nov 1
Sitting in traffic, standing in line at the DMV and giving up chocolate for a year are just some of the things Americans would be willing to do to save a significant chunk of cash on their holiday shopping, according to new research.

More Than Half of Americans Hide Purchases Out of Embarrasment

Oct 15
In today's world of online shopping, have you ever made a purchase you regret?

Is Premium Economy Airfare Worth the Money?

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Sep 25
As coach travel gets more cramped, airlines have added "premium economy" sections that promise more space and comfort — often at a substantially higher price.

Secret Tricks to Hack Fall and Holiday Travel Deals

Secret Tricks to Hack Fall and Holiday Travel Deals

Sep 17
It's not too early to think about your holiday travel. Now is the time to save when booking flights.

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