9 Reasons To Get an American Express Platinum Card and Never Use It!

The American Express Platinum Card is the grand old dame of charge cards, chock full of prestige and benefits but weighed down by the hefty $450 annual fee. If $450/year is a deal breaker for you, we're asking you to reconsider. 

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On Valentine's Day, it really is the thought that counts.

There's a cheesy but magical scene in Spielberg's "Always" in which fire pilot Pete (Richard Dreyfuss) gives girlfriend Dorinda (Holly Hunter), a rough-edged character typically seen in blue jeans or a greased-up flight suit, a beautiful white sparkly dress. It's fire season, and the bar is full of fire jumpers, pilots and ground crew. Everyone is covered in soot. The dress practically glows in its box. "Pete… Girl clothes…" she gushes breathlessly, barely daring to touch it. "You like the dress?" Pete asks, amused and surprised and pleased with himself all at once. "It’s not the dress," Dorinda purrs. "It's how you see me." Cue the warm fuzzies.

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9 Ways to Watch Movies: Your Guide to Online Video Streaming & Good Old-Fashioned Movie Rentals

We may have said "Hasta la vista, baby" to the late fees, overpriced rentals, and the inconvenience of video stores, but most of us are still learning how to find our way through the ever-evolving world of online video streaming.

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5 Thoughtful, Frugal Alternatives to Popular Valentine's Day Gifts

Ah, it's February. Love is all around, and so are heart-shaped chocolates, unfortunate-looking convenience store stuffed animals, and constant reminders that you have not yet chosen an appropriate Valentine's Day gift for your significant other.

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6 Ways to Save Money on a New Orleans Vacation

Next week's Mardi Gras celebration is set to draw more than a million people into the magical city of New Orleans. After years of longing, I took my first trip there back in September, and it was one of the best times of my life. That city is truly alive in a way I've never experienced anywhere else in the world, and the people are friendly and fun. That being said, it's easy to spend a LOT of money during a trip to NOLA. 

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Here are the 3 Airlines Offering Refunds for Zika Virus Affected Areas

News of the Zika virus is affecting the 2016 travel plans for jet-setters across the world. The disease, which could infect over four million people by the end of 2016, is worrying mothers-to-be with potentially awful birth defects. Airlines have responded in kind with some opportunities for refunds on itineraries to affected areas.

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The Average American Credit Score is 625. Here's How to Improve Yours.

Credit Sesame released a new report in January analyzing credit scores in America, and at a national average of 625, we're considered subprime. Ouch.

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16 Oscar-Nominated Movies You Can Watch Online Today

If you love the Oscars as much as we do, you'll want to catch up on your movie watching ahead of February 28th. We've rounded up all of the 2016 Oscar nominees that you can watch online right now. 

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Tired of Blizzards? Try These Frugal Ways of Escaping the Winter Cold

After last weekend's record-setting blizzard, you're probably dreaming of a nice beach and a piña colada. I don't blame you, and I'm here to help. Here are my best tips and tricks for finding cheap ways to escape winter and claim your spot on the sand.

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