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How to Save on Summer Airfare

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“Aruba, Jamaica, ooh, I wanna take you to Bermuda, Bahama, c’mon…” You don’t have to channel John Stamos to know the drill. And if you’re checking off any destinations on your own travel bucket list this summer? Well, the decision of when — and which carrier — to fly has obviously gotten more heated over the recent weeks. (And we’re not just talking about summer flight prices.) Here’s how to figure out if you’re getting a deal, a steal or something not so desirable.

Shooting for the Stars

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When it comes to careers, today’s teens are thinking big: new research from C+R, a market research company, shows teens are shooting for the stars, and not for the cubicles.

Hold Back

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The best part about online shopping can also be the worst: It’s just so easy. That seamlessness is a gift and a curse where your wallet is concerned. You are now free to buy almost everything from the comfort of your couch. So how do you stop yourself from overspending? This article gives you a few tips.

Unspoken Retirement Truth

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When we talk about saving for retirement, one thing always seems to get left out: The fact that as we age, our brains deteriorate. That’s a mistake. A new study from researchers from Boston University showed almost 50 percent of all adults develop cognitive impairment or dementia by their late 80s. That means it’s an issue that needs to be addressed.

From one fraud to another

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With millions of credit cards converted to the smart chip format instead of the less-secure stripe swipe, it should come as no surprise that thieves are upping their games as well. It turns out that instead of eradicating fraud, the chip cards have merely changed the kind of fraud that thieves commit.

How to Decode Confusing Financial Aid Packages

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You paid the college application fees, sent off the transcripts and played the waiting game. Now, the financial aid letters are rolling in. Unfortunately, they’re often inconsistent and filled with jargon and numbers that make your head spin. We’ve got strategies for making sense of them and helping you pick the best one.

Willing it

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It’s not a pleasant subject, but if you haven’t drawn up a will yet, it’s time to get to it. We say this because a recent study from Caring.com found that just 42 percent of American adults have a will. That’s woefully low, especially considering that creating a will is actually quite easy.

How To Avoid This Car Insurance Rate Hike

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What’s one surefire way to turn a bad day into a worse one? A fender-bender that’s — by all standards — not your fault. And chances are that might not be the end of the bad news. According to a recent report from the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), your auto insurance premiums are likely headed up.

Sell It Better

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So you want to sell your car. Great! Put a “For Sale” sign in the window with your number on it, sit back and let the calls — and eventually the cash — roll in. Ha! We wish selling your car was like that. Unfortunately it’s just not that easy. There are lots of tiny steps along the way to a sale that often slow the process down. Here are some things to know before selling your car, so that the sale goes through seamlessly.