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Best Currency Strategies for Travelers

By Mitch Lipka / REUTERS (Reuters) – Vacationers planning to go abroad this summer can save big on their foreign currency transactions if they plan ahead. The best strategy for international travelers is to use a credit card that doesn’t charge extra fees for converting currency, according to a study released today by Card Hub, […]

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Your Money: The Best Investment I Ever Made

By Chris Taylor / REUTERS New York (June 12) – In this choppiest of stock markets, it’s very easy to get discouraged. The S&P 500 just had its worst month of the year, the Facebook initial public offering was a wreck, and all those rumors out of Europe aren’t helping anything. Okay, so maybe we […]

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Credit Card Mistakes Your Issuer Wants You to Make

By: Alicia Ranch-Traille (Alicia Ranch-Traille writes about personal finance and small business concerns. She hopes to help people make smart financial choices for their future!) Here’s a little secret: if you don’t make your credit card payment on time, the fee you’ll pay doesn’t go toward saving whales or rainforests. Mostly, it just goes straight […]

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STERN ADVICE: THE CHEAP NEW TREND IN INVESTING

By Linda Stern / REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – How cheap can investing get? We’re about to find out. A new brokerage site will allow individual investors to build big research-driven stock portfolios for pennies. And a new investment advice site is providing tailored portfolio guidance for free. While Motif Investing (which sells complete portfolios of 20 or […]

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HOW MUCH WEDDING WILL $20,000 BUY?

By Heather Struck / REUTERS NEW YORK (Reuters) – When Heather Colburn and Greg Neil began planning their wedding, they had two goals: spend no more than $20,000, and invite 270 of their closest friends and relatives. They accomplished both on May 26 with careful and creative planning. “We chose what was important to us and cut back on areas […]

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Why You Should Check Your Credit Report Regularly

If the concept of checking your ‘credit report’ seems alien to you, you are not alone. This is because most people do not make this part of their annual routine. Therefore, why should you check your credit report and what is the importance of doing so? The answer has a number of dimensions, however in […]

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Top 5 Memorial Day Savings Opportunities

With the wife and I about to celebrate our first anniversary together (can you believe it?) and Memorial Day weekend kicking off today (let’s face it we’re all taking off or heading home from work early), I wanted to put together a quick post. First, let me wish you all a Happy Memorial Day weekend! […]

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Overwhelmed with Credit Card Repayments? Here’s How to Get Back on Your Feet

Are you currently in a situation where you overwhelmed by the hefty credit card payments you are required to shoulder? You are definitely not alone. Numerous consumers are facing the difficulties of coming out from such a sticky situation. It may not be easy to get back on your feet. That is because as you […]

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Lee Roesner: Why You Can’t Improve Your Money Management Skills

We’re not talking strategic investment decisions here, just your everyday personal cash flow management. You know — all that stuff you do to maintain some sense of control over the money moving in and out of your life. If you’ve been doing it for a while, have you ever questioned why your productivity level seems […]

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