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10 Cheap Honeymoon Ideas to Keep the Budget Under Control

The rice? Thrown. The garter? Tossed. The photos? Snapped. You tuck away for a quick minute to check your bank account and all signs point to Honeymoon Unlikely! Don’t freak. Romance doesn’t have to cost a lot. And we’ve got 10 ideas for romantic and cheap honeymoon ideas that don’t break the bank. But first,…
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The Extra Debit Card Can Build Your Credit and Save You Thousands

If you have a low credit score — or even no credit at all — you know how detrimental it can be to your finances and life goals. It can stop you from opening a credit card or buying a house. And if you can get approved for a loan, the interest rate will likely…
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4 Affordable Telemedicine Options Even Without Insurance

A doctor’s waiting room is a great place to encounter someone with a bug you don’t want. But you can actually avoid stepping into one when you need care. Fortunately, there are a number of great telemedicine options that offer comprehensive online services. Telemedicine is also often more affordable than in-person treatment, especially if you…
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Chicken Class Action Suit Could Put Money In Your Pocket

If between 2009 and 2020, you purchased fresh or frozen raw chicken for the purposes of preparing a meal, you may be in line for an unexpected payday. A class-action lawsuit against several chicken-processing companies has been settled to the tune of $181 million. All you have to do to get your share is fill…
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Dear Penny: Can I Kick My Husband Out if I’m Not on the Mortgage?

Dear Penny, My husband and I have been married for almost seven years. Two and a half years ago we bought a house. My credit is horrible so it had to be financed by him alone, but I pay the mortgage every month.  We live in New York. Can I make him leave if things…
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Investing for Beginners: 6 Ways to Get Started Today

You’ve probably heard that investing is one of the best ways to put your money to work. The power of compounding can turn even modest savings into an appreciable nest egg over time. If you saved $100 a month and tucked it away under your mattress, you’d have $36,000 at the end of 30 years.…
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7 Online Flea Markets Where You Can Find Deals on Treasures

Where can you find antique Pez dispensers, hot vintage heels and (finally!) the perfect lamp to match your weirdly patterned bedspread — all on sale for just a few bucks? We’ll give you a hint: It’s not Walmart. At least, not our Walmart. (And if yours fits the bill… would you let us know where…
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What to Put in a Pet Emergency Kit in Case Disaster Strikes

Whether it’s hurricanes, wildfires, blizzards, tornadoes or flash floods, it seems no place is immune from a weather disaster — which means every pet owner should have an emergency plan for their fur friends. Unfortunately, many people in a rush to escape must leave behind pets. For those who do take their animals with them,…
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The Best Mystery Shopper Jobs

Want to become a mystery shopper? If so, we’ve for the four best mystery shopper companies to work for. Mystery shoppers go by a couple different names – evaluators, secret shoppers – but, regardless of the name, the job’s the same: mystery shoppers document their experiences to help businesses who deal with the public a lot.…
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Dear Penny: Do I Owe My Parents Part of My Paycheck?

Dear Penny, Late last year, I got my first permanent-full time job. I was very proud to have gotten this job, especially since I am a foreign national. Where I’m from, it’s very common for children who have jobs abroad to send remittances to their parents back home, so I immediately felt the pressure to…
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Bathroom Remodel Ideas on a Budget

We get it — you’re sick of your bathroom. When you moved in, you promised yourself you’d do something about it. But the money, the time and the hassle all became obstacles that started to pile up. The average total bathroom remodel runs between $5,000 and 10,000 for a half-bath, sometimes called a powder room;…
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21 Side Jobs for Women That Will Bring in Extra Cash

Women hustle. It’s in their DNA. If you’re a woman, you know how to work hard and overcome the obstacles that come up along the way. You’re willing to do what it takes to provide for your family, even if that means putting in a little more elbow grease than what most people are comfortable…
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