The Preventive Maintenance You Need to Do On Your Car (and When)

If you have a car, it can be tempting just to ignore any type of maintenance unless something goes wrong. We probably don’t have to tell you that this is a bad idea. However, not everyone agrees on what preventive maintenance is, what you should do and when you should do it. Let’s clear that up, and give you some tips…

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How Did You Pay Off Your Credit Card Debt?

When I was working to pay down my credit card debt, I opted to earn more instead of cutting back drastically on my expenses. Part of that equation was where I lived: super whackadoodle expensive Washington, D.C. I couldn’t just pick up and spend money to move to a less expensive place, so I decided the way out was to…

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How Did You Pay Off Your Credit Card Debt?

When I was working to pay down my credit card debt, I opted to earn more instead of cutting back drastically on my expenses. Part of that equation was where I lived: super whackadoodle expensive Washington, D.C. I couldn’t just pick up and spend money to move to a less expensive place, so I decided the way out was to…

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How to Figure Out If That Personal Finance Advice Is Nonsense

The press release that sent me over the edge was the one that mentioned lattes and how few Americans are prepared for a $400 emergency. “Where’s my bingo card?” I joked.

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How to Avoid Getting Scammed When Traveling

In Greece this week, undercover cops are cracking down on restaurants over-charging tourists; one American visitor said on TripAdvisor that he was charged 830 euros for six beers and 3 salads at a restaurant in Mykonos.

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How to Help Reduce School Lunch Debt

Earlier this month, one Rhode Island school district made headlines after giving some of its students—those with unpaid balances for school meals—cold sun butter and jelly sandwiches (along with milk and veggies) instead of hot meal items, available to all other students.

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How to Help Reduce School Lunch Debt

Earlier this month, one Rhode Island school district made headlines after giving some of its students—those with unpaid balances for school meals—cold sun butter and jelly sandwiches (along with milk and veggies) instead of hot meal items, available to all other students.

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Teach Your Kid About Money by Creating an Imaginary World

When I stumbled into adulthood a couple of decades ago, money was an absolute mystery to me—or at least, the management of it was. Expenses like car maintenance, water, trash, health insurance and taxes came as a huge shock, stunning me with how quickly they could consume my paycheck. And who knew food was so…

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Teach Your Kid About Money by Creating an Imaginary World

When I stumbled into adulthood a couple of decades ago, money was an absolute mystery to me—or at least, the management of it was. Expenses like car maintenance, water, trash, health insurance and taxes came as a huge shock, stunning me with how quickly they could consume my paycheck. And who knew food was so…

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Do I Really Need a Second U.S. Passport?

There are some travel hacks that make sense—like using the Mobile Passport app to breeze through any customs line or booking a flight on a Tuesday when airfare might be cheapest—but what about obtaining a second U.S. passport?

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