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20 cities with the best credit scores

Check out the 10 large U.S. cities with the best credit scores.

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5 easy ways to start saving more

When trying to save money, it is smart to utilize habits that are easy to implement and simple to maintain. In other words, if it's easy to save, we save.

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Best/Worst renovations for the money

Thinking of spending your tax refund on a remodel? Discover the renovations that will get you the most bang for your buck in the long run, and which are better left undone.

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America's lowest paying jobs

Fast food servers, farm workers and food preparers all have something in common -- they are among the lowest paying jobs in America today.

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5 ways to make yourself invaluable at work

At times, even the most secure employees can be worried about their jobs. But we've got five ways you can help make yourself invaluable at work.

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How to stay calm during a job interview

Follow these tips to help you stay calm during a job interview.

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Household items you're paying too much for

Find out which household items you could be saving money on.

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Tips for building the perfect resume

When creating an effective resume it’s important to use the right language and the right format.

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23 ways your laziness is costing you money

Companies thrive on our collective sloth. Make them earn their money by learning how your laziness is costing you cash.

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5 stupid financial mistakes people make

Why are some people in such bad financial shape? Here are five stupid money mistakes that people make in today's society.


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How to prepare for next year's taxes now

As we mark this year's Tax Day, it’s not too early to start thinking about next year. To avoid the chaos that can come with filing taxes, use these tips to start preparing for next year’s return.

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How long should I keep old tax records?

After filing your taxes you might be wondering how long you should keep your tax records and documents. Use these tips from the IRS to help you determine how long to keep your records.

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Top ways to spend your tax refund

Are you looking for ways to spend your tax refund this year? Consider these ideas.

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Most overlooked tax deductions

Cut your tax bill to the bone by claiming all the breaks you deserve -- including some you may not know about.

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Job loss means new tax implications

With so many people losing their jobs, Americans are learning firsthand about the implications related to taxes.

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5 strange-but-true tax deductions

As you race to file your taxes this year, find some inspiration in five of the weirdest tax deductions ever successfully claimed.

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Avoid these 5 common tax mistakes

There's a good reason more than half of Americans pay someone else to prepare their taxes. It's easy to make mistakes. Just try not to make these five all-too-common missteps.

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History of Tax Day

As you’re in the process of filing your taxes you might start to wonder -- how did Tax Day originate?

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Million-dollar ideas that worked

Most people dream of coming up with a million-dollar idea, but these individuals have already made a lot of money with their innovative creations.

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Let your credit cards work for you

Do you put credit card offers directly in the recycling bin?


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2015 Thanksgiving, Black Friday hours for major retailers

Black Friday is nearly here, although it will once again be more like "Black Thanksgiving" this year given store hours. Check out the store hours announced for 2015 by major retailers.

Holiday foods to keep away from pets

Thanksgiving is all about friends and family -- and food, of course -- but there are some goodies you need to keep away from pets.

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Tips for braving stormy holiday travel

AAA estimates that 3.6 million people will be flying this Thanksgiving, and close to 42 million will be on the roads. With all those people traveling, stormy weather could make for huge delays and headaches. Follow these tips from CNN for (hopefully) calm travels this holiday week.


2015's biggest mergers and acquisitions

Check out some of 2015's biggest mergers and acquisitions.

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Toys 'R' Us 2015 Holiday Hot Toy List

Not sure what to get your kids for Christmas? Toys 'R' Us has a few ideas with its annual selections for the 2015 Holiday Hot Toy List.

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States where the most people go hungry

With this week marking National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, we're reminded that hunger remains a big problem in America. Here's a look at the states where the most people go hungry.

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Easy ways to reduce your heating bill

Heating season is here in many parts of the country, and some bills are expected to be higher this year. Here are some easy ways you can save money.

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5 forgotten Facebook apps

Social media giant Facebook has launched several new apps over the past few years that are mostly discarded and forgotten. Here's a look at some of the long-forgotten apps Facebook has produced.

10 most popular pizza toppings

Today is National Pizza With Everything (Except Anchovies) Day! Check out Americans' favorite pizza toppings.

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Which car rental customers are most satisfied?

With J.D. Power releasing its 2015 North America Rental Car Satisfaction Study on Wednesday, check out which car rental chains have the most satisfied customers.

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Best employers for veterans

As we commemorate Veterans Day on Wednesday, take a look at some of the larger, more well-known companies that made Civilian Job News' 2015 list of the best employers for veterans.

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Most annoying in-flight behaviors

Expedia surveyed 1,019 Americans on what they considered the most annoying in-flight behavior. Find out which behavior topped the 2015 Airplane Etiquette Study.

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