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Worries about spending and bills loom as holidays approach

December 18th, 2014
Worries about spending and bills loom as holidays approach With Hanukkah just underway, and Christmas and Kwanzaa a week away, most people are cool, calm, and collected as this festive season kicks into high gear,...

Don’t let holiday stress keep you up at night

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December 17th, 2014
Don’t let holiday stress keep you up at night The holidays can bring much joy and cheer, but the hustle and bustle of the season can also bring some stress… and with it, difficulty falling asleep, or...

Top 5 tablets for $300 or less

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December 17th, 2014
Top 5 tablets for $300 or less There’s no shortage of tablets for sale this holiday season, and there are plenty of budget models in the mix. But not all low-cost tablets are created equal. Here are five that...

Cheap cars you shouldn't get your teen driver for the holidays

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December 17th, 2014
Cheap cars you shouldn't get your teen driver for the holidays Getting your kid her first car is an important right of passage, and it also brings host of responsibilities, from driving etiquette to car maintenance. But...

Keurig 2.0 pod coffeemaker rejects older K-Cups

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December 17th, 2014
Keurig 2.0 pod coffeemaker rejects older K-Cups Keurig says its Keurig 2.0 brewing technology delivers “game-changing performance and function” along with “unprecedented beverage choice.” But the...

New Kia Sedona and Toyota Sienna haul the goods in latest Talking Cars podcast

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December 17th, 2014
New Kia Sedona and Toyota Sienna haul the goods in latest Talking Cars podcast Some car buyers value practicality, while others just want to have fun. This wide-ranging episode of Talking Cars spans those extremes....

Shipping comparison: FedEx vs. UPS vs. U.S. Postal Service

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December 17th, 2014
Shipping comparison: FedEx vs. UPS vs. U.S. Postal Service There’s little doubt that Santa Claus operates the world’s most efficient package delivery system—his sleigh travels at rates of up to 1,800...

How to save money on your cell phone plan

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December 17th, 2014
How to save money on your cell phone plan Somehow, in the past 20 years, cell phones have evolved from a convenience to a necessity. An expensive one. As the devices have become more integrated into our lives, monthly...

It's time to buy a new phone. Here's why.

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December 17th, 2014
It's time to buy a new phone. Here's why. Smart phones are finally getting smarter about serving the people who actually use them: us. If you’re in the market for a new model, you can expect a larger, sharper...

Best gifts to teach kids to be smart about money

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December 17th, 2014
Best gifts to teach kids to be smart about money What are the best holiday gifts to help kids develop good money habits? Of course, cash is often a favorite, especially when stuffed into a card or stocking. But if you...

5 secrets to a long-lasting kitchen

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December 16th, 2014
5 secrets to a long-lasting kitchen The average kitchen lasts twice as long as most marriages, according to a survey released today by Houzz, the home design website. Sixteen-plus years is the lifespan of a typical...

8 expensive health insurance mistakes

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December 16th, 2014
8 expensive health insurance mistakes Last year, America’s health care system will undergo its biggest change since Medicare’s arrival almost 50 years ago when the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act...

How much should you tip this holiday season?

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December 16th, 2014
How much should you tip this holiday season? How much should you tip during the holidays? And who should get a tip? It depends on the type of worker you're tipping, where you live, and other personal factors, according...

Counterfeits make lousy holiday gifts

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December 16th, 2014
Counterfeits make lousy holiday gifts There’s little doubt that most shoppers on the prowl for a Coach bag, Oakley sunglasses, Callaway golf clubs, or other name-brand goods would jump at the chance to land them...

What the heck are quantum dots? And why would you want them in your TV?

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December 16th, 2014
What the heck are quantum dots? And why would you want them in your TV? Quantum dots (QDs) are poised to become the next big in TV technology. LG Electronics and several other TV manufacturers, including TCL are about...