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How to Avoid Holiday Season Credit Card Rip-Offs

Separate the good values from the ripoffs

‘Buy now, pay later’ is the mantra that drives much of American holiday spending. Credit…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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How Renting Can Build Long-Term Wealth

Renters, not just homeowners, can build wealth, too

Homeownership is a long-term play and, for most families, true wealth only materializes when they’ve…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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10 Budget-Friendly Secret Santa and White Elephant Gift Ideas

With these crowd-pleasers you almost can't go wrong

Shopping for the right Secret Santa or White Elephant gift can prove to be a…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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8 Ways to Save On the Cost of Your Holiday Road Trip

Driving instead of flying this holiday season? Here's how to save even more money.

To celebrate the season, many families will be driving long distances to spend time with…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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[WATCH] Has Hip-Hop Saved Alexander Hamilton’s Face Time On the $10 Bill?

Treasury delays decision to change face on the $10 bill

“All I knew about him was what you learn in the history classes; that he…

By Stacey Tisdale

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5 Questions Newlyweds Should Answer About Their Finances

How to make going from "my money" to "our money" a little easier

When you were single, you were afforded the luxury of your own spending habits, saving…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Nearly Half of American Renters Are Struggling to Pay Their Rent

Study illustrates hardships of stagnant incomes and rising rents for all groups

The study points out that the supply of rental housing has increased, but demand has…

By Stacey Tisdale

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[WATCH] Money Expert Stacey Tisdale Talks Financial Abuse on ABC’s ‘Here and Now’

Nearly 100% of domestic violence victims face monetary mistreatment

“While this type of abuse leaves no bruises, it can be one of the most…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Time and Money-Saving Electronic Coupons and Coupon Apps

E-coupons are more convenient and discreet than paper ones

While some shoppers are too embarrassed to present coupons at the register, many others are…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Guide to the Best Birthday Freebies

Because you should be treated on your special day

Did you know there are scores of businesses that want to lavish you with free…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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How to Reduce Your Homeowners Insurance Cost

Try these tips to reap some savings

According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the average annual U.S. insurance premium was…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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How to Combine Business and Personal Travel – and Save

Almost 42% of Americans didn’t take a single day of vacation last year

Admit it. The summer months flew by and you were too busy toiling away at…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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8 Times You Should Demand a Discount

You should always get what you pay for

Who hasn’t been upset over poor restaurant service or a non-functioning product? When you have…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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9 Steps To Protect Yourself From Crooks on Cyber Monday

Don't get ripped off while holiday shopping online

Beware of deals that sound too good to be true, such as extremely low prices…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Black Unemployment Rate Nearly Double the National Average

A tale of two economies in most recent report

The Labor Department recently reported that the economy created 271,000 new jobs in October and…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Black Women at the Bottom of Income Gap

New Census report shows no progress on racial income gaps

While other groups may have stayed out of work after a job loss, African American…

By Stacey Tisdale

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6 Home Renovations That May Hurt Your Home’s Selling Price

Beware of renovations that can actually diminish your home's value.

According to Remodeling magazine’s 2015 Cost vs. Value report, the home renovations that bring the…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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CNBC’s Epperson Asking GOP Candidates the ‘Money’ Questions

“It’s the economy stupid”

“I want viewers to walk away understanding how their education, jobs, taxes, and financial security…

By Stacey Tisdale

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How to Reduce Your Homeowners’ Insurance Cost

Smart moves you can make to lower the cost of your policy

From the most expensive county to the least expensive, home insurance premiums vary by more…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Why Estate Planning is Important: Getting Started With the Basics

Make sure your wishes for your property are carried out

Estate planning is your personal opportunity to make decisions concerning your assets, finances, and healthcare.…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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