These tips equal six figure savings

Sterling Raskie •
AdviceIQ

Who can save for retirement these days? You can, if you know where to look and honestly assess what you can live without. Recently I had fun with some of my undergraduate students. I asked my entire class to make a list of the wants (not needs) on which they frequently spend money. Answers varied

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9 home money pits that sap your savings

Wisebread.com and Dr. Penny Pincher •
Kiplinger

There are so many expenses associated with paying the bills for a home that it is easy to miss money leaks that are costing you big dollars. Putting a plug into these leaks can make a big difference in your budget. From old-school thermostats to faulty plumbing, here are some of the top money-pits to

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Money-smart tips for back-to-school shopping

By Danielle Braff •
Chicago Tribune

Retailers are pulling out every trick in the book to lure you in for back-to-school shopping. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you hit the stores. The average family with a child in kindergarten through 12th grade is expected to spend about $674 on everything from pens to computers this year,

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How to keep your home cool without going broke

Kiplinger.com, Online Editor, and Andrea Browne Taylor •
Kiplinger

Keeping cool can prove costly. The average electric bill tops $400 during the summer, according to government estimates, with air conditioning accounting for much of the expense. The simplest way to lower your home’s cooling costs is to raise the temperature on your thermostat. Setting it at between 76 and 78 degrees can reduce your

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