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May 17, 2018

Federal Bank Holidays 2018: Is My Bank Open Today?

Find out if your bank is likely to be open on New Year's Day, MLK Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving or Christmas.

See More On: Banking | Business Costs & Regulation | Credit Cards

May 8, 2018

Mother's Day Freebies and Deals 2018

Mother's Day 2018 is on Sunday, May 13. Here's a round-up of food freebies and other affordable holiday deals for moms.

See More On: Leisure Spending | Family Finances | Saving Money

March 21, 2018

How to Cancel Your Amazon Prime Membership

Now that Amazon Prime costs $119 a year, you might be re-thinking your membership. Here's a step-by-step guide to canceling Prime.

See More On: Leisure Spending | Family Finances | Saving Money

May 11, 2018

How Much Does Amazon Prime Cost for a Membership?

An Amazon Prime membership costs $119 a year, effective May 11, for new members. The annual cost of a Prime membership for renewing members increases to $119 from $99 starting June 16.

See More On: Smart Buying | Family Finances | Leisure Spending

May 9, 2018

Nab a Signing Bonus on These Rewards Cards

Some rewards credit cards come with fat sign-up bonuses. Here's what you should know before registering.

See More On: Credit Cards

May 2, 2018

Retailer Data Breaches in 2018: Was Your Favorite Store Hacked?

Find out which retail chains have been hit and where you can go for help to protect yourself from identity theft, scams and financial fraud.

See More On: Scams | Business Costs & Regulation | Credit Cards

March 21, 2018

How Much Does an Amazon Prime Membership Cost?

The cost of an annual Amazon Prime membership is rising to $119 from $99, effective May 11 for new members and June 16 for renewing members. Here's what else you need to know about Prime benefits and costs.

See More On: Smart Buying | Family Finances | Leisure Spending

April 4, 2018

What You Must Know About the Fiduciary Rule

Be sure your financial pro is looking out for your best interest.

See More On: Financial Planning | Wealth Management

April 4, 2018

How to Vet a Financial Adviser

Be sure to interview a few options and check into their backgrounds before hiring someone.

See More On: Financial Planning | Wealth Management

March 16, 2018

Rush to Redeem Toys R Us Gift Cards Before Liquidation

The bankrupt retailer is going out of business and will honor gift cards for Toys R Us and Babies R Us only until April 21. But you also have a Bed Bath & Beyond option... until April 5.

See More On: Smart Buying | Business Costs & Regulation | Leisure Spending

April 4, 2018

4 Low-Cost, DIY Solutions to Monitoring Your Credit, Preventing ID Theft

Here's how to keep your credit intact without breaking the bank.

See More On: Credit Reports & Scores

March 8, 2018

How to Make a Complaint and Get Results

Keep your cool, create a paper trail and take it all the way to the top if you need to.

See More On: Family Finances | Saving Money | Smart Buying

January 24, 2018

A Great New Travel Rewards Card -- Without an Annual Fee

PenFed Pathfinder Rewards American Express is a good new option of no-fee travel rewards cards.

See More On: Credit Cards | Business Travel | Travel

December 18, 2017

3 Best Things to Buy at Lidl for the Holidays

The discount retailer from Germany rolls out the bargains on groceries and more as it grows its U.S. store footprint.

See More On: Smart Buying | Budgeting | Family Finances

December 13, 2017

Gift Cards You Can Buy at a 10% Discount (or More)

Why pay full price for popular gift cards when warehouse clubs and discount websites sell them well below face value.

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December 1, 2017

3 Ways to Beat the Crowds at Popular Travel Spots

Enjoy your vacation with the masses.

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December 1, 2017

4 Steps to Avoiding Investment Scams

Be sure to invest safely.

See More On: Markets

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