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10 Best & Worst Buys from Garage Sales for This Spring

It’s officially spring cleaning season, which will undoubtedly lead to a surge in garage sales. Budget-minded shoppers know garage sale prices can be a great way to score incredible deals, but sometimes another person’s rejects are really just rubbish. Use these garage sale tips to make sure you score big off spring cleaning season.

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Cut Off Your Bills Using These 10 Energy-Saving Tips

Conventional wisdom says to turn your thermostat down in the winter when you want to save on energy costs. Knock it back 10 to 15 degrees, and you’ll save about 10 percent on your heating bill annually. Some estimates are even more optimistic. According to the California Energy Commission, you can save 5 percent for […]

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20 Unbelievable Senior Discounts You Could Get When You Turn 50

Aging doesn’t always have its perks, but this list of discounts might add some pizzazz to the fact of getting older and help cut costs for retirees. Starting at age 50 (the minimum age for AARP membership), seniors can cash in on numerous deals just for being born on or before the date required for […]

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7 Smart Tips to Cut Off Your Cable Bill Starting This Month

CABLE TV IS EXPENSIVE and getting more so all the time. According to recent market research from Leichtman Research Group, the average monthly cable or satellite bill is now up to $107, yet 78 percent of U.S. households still pay for TV service. While many of your monthly bills are unavoidable, cable is ultimately a […]

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Best Places to Retire in USA with Less Than $50k/Year

The last thing anyone wants in retirement is to see their hard-earned savings eaten away by everyday expenses. However, you can spend less and save more if you simply avoid places with high costs of living. If you want to live somewhere where you can retire comfortably, look primarily to the Midwest and the South. In a […]

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15 Things Retirees Should Buy at Costco

American shoppers are going gray. Chalk it up to aging baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964. There are roughly 74 million of them alive today, still outpacing millennials, with the first wave of boomers already entering retirement. And boomers like to shop. In particular, they like to shop at Costco. More older shoppers prefer […]

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How Long $1 Million Will Last in Retirement in Every State

10,000 people turn 65 in the U.S. every single day. The average American retirement age is 63, and the life expectancy for retirees is about 85. That means Americans should plan to spend 22 years in retirement. The AARP suggests a retirement income nest egg of at least $1 million, but the buying power of […]

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18 Incredible Moves for the Best Retirement

Do you daydream about retiring as you plod through your 9-to-5 job? Are you wondering how a neighbor or relative managed to quit working at age 59 and go traveling? For many people, retirement — never mind “early” retirement — seems out of reach. But with focus and self-discipline, you could amass enough money to […]

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50 Great Jobs for Retirees

SENIOR MANAGEMENT Sometimes retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Maybe it’s boredom, loneliness, or just too much time on your hands — or the money runs short. There are plenty of reasons a job — especially part-time, flexible work (perhaps done remotely using a phone or computer) — can start to look good […]

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45 Weird but Easy Activities That Will Give You Instantly a Money Boost

Watch your web surfing If you have a smartphone or tablet, the Nielsen Panel—yes the same people who monitor television ratings—will pay you $50 a year to keep its app on your device and browse the web like you normally do. The information it collects remains totally anonymous, according to the company. Don’t want to wait […]

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