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Save on Wine, Landscaping and Appliances in the Fall

  We wrap up our week of consumer-friendly tips by looking at ways to save money in the fall. While this is the time of year when greenery becomes a fading memory, there are still sales on shrubs and other plants. Some strategic planning can also help you save on things like holiday airfare, candy, […]

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Fox Business Says Online Savings Accounts Are Perfect for Boomers

We’ve seen before that Fox Business is a big fan of online banking and all the benefits that come with it. But a new post by Heather Larson takes a closer look at online savings accounts and the advantages they offer specifically to Baby Boomers. Two of the big online banking perks that Larson mentions […]

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A Reminder from Bargaineering On How Easy Saving Can Be

A Harris Poll released earlier this year pointed out the shocking fact that 27% of U.S. citizens have no savings and 34% currently have nothing saved for their retirement. But a new post over at Bargaineering reminds readers that saving for the future doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact according to them, you can […]

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Robert Brokamp Reveals the Secrets of Building Wealth

Robert Brokamp, the adviser for The Motley Fool’s “Rule Your Retirement” newsletter, recently contributed a post to Get Rich Slowly on the behaviors of millionaires and how they can help you build wealth. Drawing heavily from the book The Millionaire Next Door: Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by William Danko and Thomas Stanley, Brokamp is intent […]

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Going Green For St. Patrick’s Day: How Environmentalism Could Save You Money

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, but there’s no reason why you should only go green one day a year, especially when it could help your finances. A recent post at The Simple Dollar talks about how being environmentally friendly is a behavior that has close ties to intelligent money management. In a […]

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Nominal vs. Real CD Interest Rates and What It Means for Your CDs

When it comes to your CD rates, do you know the difference between nominal and real interest rates? Don’t feel bad if you don’t. Many consumers today are in the exact same boat. But a recent post by Kim Petch at Money Crashers helpfully lays out the difference between the two and explains why it’s […]

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How To Build a Smart Emergency Fund

Life is full of surprises. Your car needs a new muffler, a hefty tax bill shows up in the mail, or your luggage disappears somehow during the flight to Hawaii. But what do you do when one of these things happens? Well, most financial experts recommend having an emergency fund to fall back on. But […]

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How to Build a CD Ladder

There’s really no way around it; the best interest rates at any given time tend to come with the longest-term CDs. Five-year CDs generally pay more than two-years, two-years generally pay more than one-years, and so on. Does that mean that earnings-minded customers should load their savings entirely into the single highest-yield, longest-term CD available? […]

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Which CD Is Right for Me?

Not every CD is right for every saver. In this post, you’ll find tools to help you make the best choice for your goals, priorities and circumstances. It boils down to finding the right balance of interest and access at the right time, and it pays to shop around.