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Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a New Car

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With Long-Term Auto Loans, Door’s Open but Ride Ain’t Free
February 18, 2015

With Long-Term Auto Loans, Door’s Open but Ride Ain’t Free

Longer loans with smaller monthly payments may help motorists “trade up” to a nicer vehicle. But, as with many forms of debt, there are potential...

Living the Surround-Sound Life: The Best in Home Media
February 13, 2015

Living the Surround-Sound Life: The Best in Home Media

High-end home electronics have gone mainstream. In the digital, on-demand age, there are more options than ever for individuals to "plug in" their entire homes.

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Hey, Boss… Will 2015 Be the Year You Finally Get a Raise?
February 11, 2015

Hey, Boss… Will 2015 Be the Year You Finally Get a Raise?

American workers have seen little wage growth of late. But the labor market is getting closer to full health.

Men Going Fashion-Forward with Pricier Bespoke Suits
February 6, 2015

Men Going Fashion-Forward with Pricier Bespoke Suits

As demand for apparel picks up, custom, high-quality bespoke suits are growing in popularity.

Maintaining Budget Peace at Home: Avoid Financial Infidelity
February 4, 2015

Maintaining Budget Peace at Home: Avoid Financial Infidelity

Nearly one-third of adults who combined their finances have hidden money matters from their partners.

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Go Where it's Warm: Winter Getaways for the Budget-Minded
January 30, 2015

Go Where it's Warm: Winter Getaways for the Budget-Minded

Dreaming of a winter break, but still recovering from holiday bills? Lower-cost ways to enjoy a beach vacation.

Let’s Not Fight: Talking Money Crucial For Happy Couples
January 28, 2015

Let’s Not Fight: Talking Money Crucial For Happy Couples

Romantic plans for Valentine's Day? A heart-to-heart about money could be better for your relationship.

Changes in Latitudes, Attitudes: Winter Getaways for Splurgers
January 23, 2015

Changes in Latitudes, Attitudes: Winter Getaways for Splurgers

Nothing chases away the winter doldrums like a hearty dose of sun, sand, and rum or tequila (shaken or stirred).

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Tumbling Gasoline Prices Pumping up Consumers' Wallets
January 21, 2015

Tumbling Gasoline Prices Pumping up Consumers' Wallets

What if you could just reach into your pocket and find a wad of bills: $500, $600 … maybe even $800?

Tapping Home Equity? Time to Come Out of Your Man Cave
January 14, 2015

Tapping Home Equity? Time to Come Out of Your Man Cave

When tapping value built in our humble abodes, we tend to think, well, close to home. An upgraded kitchen, for example. But there are several other motivating factors.

Thinking Winter Home Sale? All Your Home’s a “Stage”
January 7, 2015

Thinking Winter Home Sale? All Your Home’s a “Stage”

Considering taking your home to market over the winter? Think Martha Stewart, with long johns...

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Get into the New Year’s “Spirit” with Some Premium Hooch
December 30, 2014

Get into the New Year’s “Spirit” with Some Premium Hooch

You’ve worked hard the past 12 months and are ready to tackle a new year. Here’s a resolution you can make – and enjoy - before the calendar flips to 2015 – treat...

Tapping Your Home Equity? Get a Handle on Interest Rates First
December 30, 2014

Tapping Your Home Equity? Get a Handle on Interest Rates First

Surely, nobody needs reminding of our tough climb back since the real estate market went over a cliff around the mid-2000s (we’ve still got a lot of climbing to do, of...

Selling Your Home? Don't Put Your Plans on Ice Over the Winter
December 30, 2014

Selling Your Home? Don't Put Your Plans on Ice Over the Winter

Whew! You’ve survived another holiday onslaught. Congratulations. There are probably any number of things you’d rather not think about right now—like...

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Consumers Taking a Shine to Jewelry as Economy Strengthens
December 30, 2014

Consumers Taking a Shine to Jewelry as Economy Strengthens

Thanks to a combination of an improving economy and tumbling gold prices, American consumers have stepped up jewelry purchases, industry observers say. Gold...

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