Say No to Stress With These New Strategies

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How much time per day do you devote to stress? If it’s more than an hour, it could be affecting you physically and mentally. Long-term problems — like months of stress related to credit card debt — can be especially taxing. Try these strategies to calm your nerves instead.

What You Need to Know About the CVS Health/Aetna Merger

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You probably caught sight of the recent news that CVS Health plans to buy health insurer Aetna for approximately $69 billion. This has the potential to impact a lot of individuals, which is why we thought we’d dive into it this week. Here’s the rundown of what’s happening, when it’s happening and why it’s happening — as well as what it likely means for you.

How To Turn Your Old Tech Into Cash

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Looking for extra money so you can pay off your credit cards from the holidays? If you’ve got old cell phones, smart watches or tablets at home, you’ve likely got it. The average household is sitting on $264 in unused tech items.

How To AgeProof Your Retirement

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Here are two truths that apply almost universally: In retirement, your health costs will likely go up. In retirement, your income from working is going to go down (and, likely, eventually, stop).

P2P Payments - What you should know

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Because of the convenience associated with these services, you may be tempted to use P2P for business services and transacting with strangers. This is where extreme caution should be exercised.

Savings Stumbling Blocks

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You probably know you should be saving (or saving more than you already are). Yet sometimes, as they say, life happens. You might have the best intentions to start saving one month, and then surprise: The dishwasher breaks or you need to see a specialist and there goes the cash you intended to save. To help nudge you in the saving direction, here are some common roadblocks to saving that might be in your way.

Kids and Credit

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Chances are, you’ve never considered handing your credit card to your kid and saying “Here, have at it!” That would be like leaving a dog home alone with an open refrigerator — there’s just too much that could go wrong. And yet, empowering kids with credit cards is a very real trend.

A Round-Up of Good Money Ideas

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Today’s post is a little bit of a potpourri. There are weeks where I — when opening my morning paper and email digests (you won’t be surprised to learn that I consume a lot of media) — think to myself: Now, that’s a very good idea. This week, there were enough of them that I wanted to take the time to tell you what they are and suggest maybe you try these tricks yourself.