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  1. 3 Stores to Avoid This Coming Black Friday

    Learn what stores are best to avoid if you absolutely must participate in the madness known as Black Friday, and identify ...
  2. How to Manage Your Grocery Budget

    Managing your grocery budget can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't need to be. These simple changes in the kitchen ...
  3. 8 Ways to Maximize Your Holiday Budget

    The holidays will only wreck your budget if you let them.
  4. Five Most Luxurious Airlines

    Whether you've just won the lottery or saved up for once-in-a-lifetime experience, these are the airlines to book for the ...
  5. The Beauty of Budgeting

    Whether your issue is credit card debt, student loans (or the fact that Social Security isn't rising next year), it's time ...
  6. Best 12 Ways to Save Money at the Supermarket

    Use these strategies when shopping for food, and you'll save big bucks on your grocery bill
  7. 10 Ways to Save Money on Halloween

    With Halloween celebrations getting ever-more elaborate, families can end up spending a fortune. Here, 10 tips to help keep ...
  8. How to Save Money on Your Disney Vacation

    Understand why Disney Parks are attractive vacation destinations and why they are expensive. Learn five money-saving tips ...
  9. How Much Money Do You Need to Live in NYC?

    Learn how much money you need to meet basic expenses in New York City as a student, as a professional and as an unemployed ...
  10. Top 7 Money Saving Tips for Eating Out

    Discover seven money-saving options available to consumers who are looking to partake in the luxury of dining out while cutting ...
  11. Best Places to Exchange Currency in Houston

    As an international hub, Houston has plenty of currency exchange places serving visitors and residents. Here's where to find ...
  12. Top 7 Money Saving Tips For Buying Groceries

    Understand why it benefits grocery shoppers to shop intelligently with money-saving tips, such as staying away from prepared ...
  13. Best Places to Exchange Currency in Honolulu

    Tourists have many choices about where to exchange their money in Honolulu. Here are the best places to get a fair deal. ...
  14. Best Places To Exchange Currency In Los Angeles

    When you need U.S. dollars in the City of Angels, here's the way to get them.
  15. How Much Money Do You Need to Live in San Francisco?

    Learn how much it costs to live in San Francisco and how the amount varies based on whether you are a student, a professional ...
  16. Why You May Not Need an Emergency Fund

    Emergency funds are considered mandatory by most financial-planning experts, but they can be expensive to hold and ultimately ...
  17. Best Places to Exchange Currency in San Diego

    Saving money on travel is smart, and it starts with getting the best foreign currency-exchange rates you can. Here's where ...
  18. Will Airbnb Revolutionize Business Travel?

    Airbnb has changed how consumers travel and is now making its mark on the business sector, redefining corporate travel.
  19. The 4 Best Alternatives to Craigslist

    Understand the pros and cons of Craigslist, and learn why alternative sites such as eBay Classifieds, Adoos and even Facebook ...
  20. How Much Money Do You Need to Live in Alaska?

    Learn the average costs for necessities in Alaska, and understand how much money you need to live as a student, professional ...
  21. When's the Best Time to Book a Hotel for Vacation?

    Knowing when to book your hotel room can help your vacation budget. Since there are lots of variables, it pays to do your ...
  22. The 6 Best Alternatives to Hotels

    Discover information about some of the many-available and much-less expensive alternatives to staying in hotels when you ...
  23. How Much Money Do You Need to Live in Las Vegas?

    Learn how much it costs to live in Las Vegas and how that amount varies based on whether you are a student, a professional ...
  24. When Is The Best Time to Book a Flight

    Being savvy about when to book your flight reservation can save you lots of money. Otherwise you'll end up paying more than ...
  25. Timeshares: New vs. Resale

    Timeshares can be bought in the secondary market. But would-be owners need to know about the pros and cons of new vs. resale.
  26. How Much Money Do You Need to Live in Miami?

    Learn how much it costs on average to live in Miami and the challenges people face sustaining a lifestyle in Miami during ...
  27. 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying an Engagement Ring

    Understand why the purchase of an engagement ring is so important. Learn about seven key mistakes to avoid when purchasing ...
  28. Best Places To Exchange Currency In Miami

    Miami may be a 24-hour party, but it takes plenty of cash to get in the groove. Here's where to exchange foreign currency ...
  29. The 7 Best Ways to Get Out of Debt

    Obtain information on how to put together and execute a plan to get out of debt, including the various steps and methods ...
  30. 10 Ways to Save Money at the Farmers' Market

    Strategic shopping can help your budget as well as your health.
  31. Worthwhile Rental Websites (Besides Airbnb)

    The world is your accommodations oyster, thanks to a host of new vacation-geared platforms.
  32. Luxury Youth Hostels the Future for Hotel Chains?

    Youth hostels are a section of the hospitality industry that has largely been ignored by the big hotel companies, but which ...
  33. Best Places to Exchange Currency in Boston

    Since the nation’s first colonial currency was established in Revolutionary War-era Boston, the city’s currency exchange ...
  34. Millennials Guide: Picking the Right Roommate

    Choosing the right roommate is key to not risking and ruining your credit history. Some simple precautions can save you from ...
  35. 3 Things Travelers Value When Flying

    Traveling can sometimes be a hassle if things don't go as smoothly as you'd like. Having certain luxuries can make the trip ...
  36. Sending Money: MoneyGram vs. Western Union (WU, MGI)

    Comparing the differences between the services – and the fees.
  37. Is Airbnb Safe? Here Is What You Need To Know

    Thinking of booking a room or listing your home on Airbnb? Get up to speed on safety features for both guests and hosts.
  38. The Top 3 Most Profitable Mid-Priced Hotels

    American hotels recently released earnings. Here's a look at three of the most profitable mid-sized hotels.
  39. The 3 Most Profitable Luxury Hotels

    Staying at a luxury hotel is the stuff of daydreams for most people. The few who do regularly stay, or even live, in upscale ...
  40. Can Mobileye Revolutionize The Car Industry?

    Cars are evolving into vehicles connected to the ecosystem around us. With its ability to sense and detect objects around ...
  41. Don't Underestimate Kroger's Retail Power

    The grocery chain Kroger has been growing stronger thanks to strategies such as holding down costs, acquisitions, and a focus ...
  42. 8 Secrets of Budget Living for Students in Paris

    A strong dollar and French government policies designed to help students make it easier to survive on a tight budget.
  43. The World's Top Emerging Airlines

    Investopedia explores the top emerging airlines in the world and their prospects for growth.
  44. Why Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Might Be In Trouble

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are under increased scrutiny as debates continue about conservatorship, share price, and profit ...
  45. The Success Of Patagonia's Marketing Strategy

    Patagonia's marketing strategy urging sustainibility, and the promotion of used Patagonia goods, is working and the company's ...
  46. Top 4 Best Value Airlines

    Plane tickets can be pricey, they don't have to be! With this handy guide you can save your hard-earned money for when you're ...
  47. How Buying On Amazon.com Works

    Learn how buying works with Amazon. Amazon has become the dominant player in online retail with its ruthless focus on lower ...
  48. Are Hotel Chains Too Big? (TRIP, HLT)

    In America, the six largest hotel chains dominate the industry and more likely than not you’ll end up staying at one on your ...
  49. Top 6 Best Value Hotels

    Here are the top value hotels across America, most of which can be had for less than $100 per night and less than $50 per ...
  50. Winning Retailers Amid Sales Slump

    Declining department store retail sales and the exceptions to the rule after the end of the Great Recession.
  51. Is Etsy The New And Improved Ebay?

    Will Etsy replace Ebay as the place for young, trendy millennials to shop?
  52. Should Amtrak Be Privatized?

    This story examines whether or not Amtrak, the US consumer rail system, should be privatized in the wake of its tragic accident.
  53. How To Budget Your Trip To Australia

    Australia is expensive to reach from almost everywhere, so plan carefully so you can do all the exploring you've dreamed ...
  54. How Inflation Affects Your Cost of Living

    How will your wallet be impacted by inflation?
  55. When Is It Cheaper To Fly To Las Vegas?

    Ways to tilt the odds in your favor. One hint: Hot weather, cool prices.
  56. When Is It Cheaper To Fly To Australia?

    The time you go and how you book are the keys.
  57. Best Ways To Use Your Cell Phone Overseas

    8 tips to keep your phone costs under control while you travel abroad.
  58. Is Amazon Fresh A New Threat to Walmart?

    As Amazon Fresh expands its service, Walmart is developing its own online grocery delivery and pickup service, which could ...
  59. How Safe Is It To Travel In Japan?

    Japan is one of the world's safest nations – but it is subject to earthquakes and other natural disasters. Should you be ...
  60. 10 U.S Cities You Can't Visit Without A Car

    A combination of lousy weather, urban sprawl and poor public transit make a car essential when you visit these cities.
  61. Why Using Roaming Overseas Will Leave You Broke

    You want to use your familiar cellphone and its camera on overseas vacations, but oh woe! if you don't follow these simple, ...
  62. 10 U.S. Cities You Don't Need A Car To Visit

    Tourists: Enjoy exploring these top U.S. destinations without having to fight traffic or find a parking spot.
  63. Priceline Vs. Hotwire: Which One To Choose? (PCLN, EXPE)

    Both travel booking sites are easy to use, and each has its devotees. Here's a comparison.
  64. Top 5 Biggest Mobile E-retailers

    Online shopping has never been easier, thanks to the proliferation of mobile shopping apps.
  65. The Safest Way To Travel In 2015

    Many have wondered if it is actually safe to fly or if they'd be better off taking an alternative form of transportation. ...
  66. Top Websites For Discounted Gift Cards

    Gift cards can cost less when you buy them through a discount website. Just do the math before you cough up the cash.
  67. Will Tesla Cars Ever Be Affordable? (TSLA)

    Tesla cars are highly sought after, but also command a very high price tag.
  68. What Are The Best Mobile Banking Apps?

    As a society we expect to have 24/7 access to everything in our lives, our bank accounts included.
  69. WePay vs. PayPal Fees

    WePay and Paypal facilitate payments between businesses and people. Which one should you go with?
  70. World's Top Tourist Cities

    Forget off the beaten track. Which cities attract the most tourists? Should you be one of them?
  71. Insider Tips For Saving On Cruises

    Savvy insights will help you navigate the choices and avoid some money drains on your first cruises.
  72. How Hidden City Tickets Affect Airlines

    Hidden city tickets have been in the news these past few months because of a lawsuit launched by United (UAL) and Orbitz ...
  73. What Consumer Spending Reveals About The Economy

    We compare U.S. consumer spending patterns, especially in housing, food, and healthcare, against consumer spending in other ...
  74. Best Places To Exchange Currency In San Francisco

    The San Francisco airport and your hotel are convenient, but to save money use an ATM or your credit card.
  75. Do I Need A Personal Accountant?

    You know you need to keep your personal finances better organized. Should you hire professional help, and if so what kind?
  76. Why do Priceline & Hotwire Hide Hotel Names?

    Companies like Hotwire and Priceline hide hotels names from prospective guests, and both the customers and hotels are beneffiting ...
  77. Hotels Vs. Airbnb For Paris Visitors

    Paris hotels have their allure, but a less expensive Airbnb may be just as charming – and even leave room in your budget ...
  78. How Microeconomics Affects Everyday Life

    Microeconomics is the study of how individuals and businesses make decisions to maximize satisfaction. Microeconomic principles ...
  79. Best Places To Exchange Currency in Las Vegas

    Skip the booths at the airport and find an ATM when you want to exchange currency. Or try to use your credit card. Another ...
  80. Why Are Tesla Cars So Expensive?

    What makes Tesla cars so expensive? Short supply and pricey parts is a good place to start.
  81. Best Places To Exchange Currency In New York City

    You will get the best exchange rate in New York, but it's good to arrive in the U.S. with some dollars in your pocket. Here ...
  82. Best Ways To Exchange Currency In Europe

    Which are the cheapest– and most costly – ways to exchange money when you're in Europe? See if you made the right choices ...
  83. When Is It Cheaper To Fly To New York?

    Summer is the costliest season to travel to the Big Apple from abroad. You'll save money in the colder months, as long as ...
  84. Self-Driving Cars Could Change The Auto Industry (GM, F)

    Driverless cars have piqued human interest for centuries. A true driverless car, however, has remained elusive until recently.
  85. When Is It Cheaper To Fly To Hawaii?

    What's the best way to save money on flying to Hawaii?
  86. How To Fly To Europe For $100 (Maybe) (RYAAY)

    A new airline called WOW announced one-way trips to Iceland from U.S. airports for as low as $99. One problem: If you don't ...
  87. Winning Resumes For High School Students

    Here's how to shape your school projects, babysitting and any other jobs you've had into a resume that will get you hired.
  88. Why Saving Money Is Important

    When money is tight early in your career, saving may seem a waste of time – but even a small amount can pay big dividends, ...
  89. Best Places To Exchange Currency In Washington, D.C.

    Visiting Washington, D.C., from abroad? Here are tips for exchanging currency focused on location, price and other options.
  90. Choosing A Trusted Traveler Program

    Could one of the four U.S. government Trusted Traveler Programs make your next flight or border crossing easier? How to tell ...
  91. Top Cheap Travel Websites

    Planning a trip? Find out how to save on airfare, hotels, rental cars and more.
  92. Is It Safe To Travel To Colombia?

    Colombia was a violent country in the 1980s and 1990s. Is it now safe for tourists to visit its mountains, beaches and lush ...
  93. Best Checking Accounts For Students

    Student checking accounts avoid the high fees and minimum balances of some other accounts. Here's how to evaluate offers ...
  94. 5 Money Saving Travel Tips For Las Vegas

    What "stays in Vegas" shouldn't include more of your money than necessary. Some ways to keep your Vegas budget within limits; ...
  95. Top 10 Fastest Growing Industries in the United States

    Six of the ten fastest growing industries are directly related to new residential construction.
  96. The Worst Place to Exchange Currency

    Exchanging currency is a necessary part of traveling, but not all currency exchanges are created equal.
  97. How To Find A No-Fee Apartment In New York City

    Pounding the pavement isn't the only way to avoid a broker fee. Here are some other tactics, plus the best online sites for ...
  98. Expedia Vs. Orbitz: Comparing The Rewards

    The best program for you depends on how you want to use the points. Expedia gives you more flexibility .
  99. Is It Worth Paying A Broker Fee In New York City?

    New York City is one of the most difficult-to-navigate real estate markets in the world. A broker can guide you and, surprisingly, ...
  100. Travel Cost Comparison: Paris Vs. New York

    What visitors to these two tourist meccas can expect to pay for hotel, meals and seeing the sights.
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