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5 Money-Saving tips for Vacation

By Sean Capaloff-Jones.

Some people are natural planners and will always hunt for the best deal. If you are going on vacation with one of these people (or if you are one of these people), then your job is probably going to be a lot easier. Still, there are some things th...

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Using Term Share Certificate Ladders to Raise Your Rate

By Sean Capaloff-Jones.

Sticking money in a savings account can be a great way to build an emergency fund or a good place to put money while you figure out what to do with it, but with rates sitting near-zero, many are looking for a better way, missing even the measly 0.25% interest rates of years past. An often unknown or overlooked savings mechanism is the Certificate of Deposit - or as credit unions call it, a Term Share Certificate.

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3 Ways to Make the Most out of Tax Time

By Sean Capaloff-Jones.

As many as 25% of Americans wait until April to do their taxes. Sometimes, it can be financially advantageous to put off tax filing. For example, if money is owed to you, waiting until the last minute means your money is collecting interest when i...

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How to Read a Food Label

By Lauren Smith.

Buying healthy food can be both expensive and confusing... calories, carbs, protein?! The first step to making good decisions in the grocery store is actually knowing what you’re buying. Food labels can be the most useful piece of information o...

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