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Online Travel Agencies Roll Out the Rewards

In an effort to compete with hotel loyalty programs, online travel sites are enhancing their own rewards programs. If you're not committed to a particular brand, they're worth a look.See Also: 34 Best Travel...

Retirees, Go Ahead and Spend a Little (More)

It's no secret that many Americans have not saved enough for retirement. But here's the flip side of the coin: retirees who don't spend enough of their savings.SEE ALSO: Knight Kiplinger's 8 Keys to Financial...

Worst Things to Buy on Amazon.com

It's become second nature for many online shoppers to go straight to Amazon.com to make a purchase -- especially Amazon Prime members who shop using their voice-activated Alexa devices. And why not? Amazon's...

5 Alternatives to Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime comes with plenty of perks. Free two-day shipping, unlimited digital photo storage, free music and video streaming, and access to audiobooks and digital magazines are among the many benefits of a...

3 Steps to Worry-Free Splurges for Retirees

"What's money if you can't spend it?" SEE ALSO: The Secret to Using Money to Buy Happiness Growing up, I remember this joke my father always made to my mother when he wanted to buy a new "toy," like a soft...

10 Ways to Spend Less at Target

It happens to all of us: A quick trip to Target to pick up a few essentials somehow turns into a full-blown shopping spree complete with a cart full of impulse buys. With your budget blown, you're left toting a...

Don't Let Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda Derail Your...

Have you ever wanted something badly but didn't know how to make it happen? SEE ALSO: The Secret to Using Money to Buy Happiness Then you should find inspiration in this post. My husband, Bryan, our three...

Peer-to-Peer Payments Made Easier

Venmo, a peer-to-peer (or "P2P") payment app, recently unveiled a Mastercard-branded card that allows users to pay for items with money stashed in their accounts. The card is similar to a Visa-branded card...

Online Bargains That Are Too Good to Be True

Online shopping could be hazardous to your wealth--and your health. An investigation by the Government Accountability Office, a federal watchdog agency, found that many products sold by third-party sellers on...

Worst Things to Buy at a Yard Sale

You can find everything but the kitchen sink at a yard sale. Heck, you might even find a kitchen sink for sale. And prices are usually rock-bottom. Affordability is a key appeal of yard sales, after all, along...

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Basics of Money

Hillbilly Elegy

Author: J.D. Vance Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, 288 pages Subtitled "A Memoir of a Family...

The Big Short

Author: Michael Lewis Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc., 320 pages Dive into the financial...

Nickel and Dimed

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