5 Things to Buy During Labor Day Sales

5 Things to Buy During Labor Day Sales

Next Monday is Labor Day, and we all know what that means: the end of summer is finally upon us. While you might want to use this weekend to bask in the last bit of evening sun, don't forget to take advantage of Labor Day sales -- which have the best bargains we're going to see on anything until Black Friday hits.

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6 Ways to Enjoy Hawaii Without Going Broke

6 Ways to Enjoy Hawaii Without Going Broke

Every time winter rolls around, I wrap myself up in a blanket burrito, pour myself a cup of hot tea and wonder aloud why I haven't yet ditched my snowy Chicago prison for a beachy island paradise. And then I talk to my friends who actually DID this, friends who left behind their chilly lives on the mainland for Hawaiian adventures, and I realize my dreams cost a LOT more than I've ever imagined.

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8 Career-Building Alternatives to a College Education

8 Career-Building Alternatives to a College Education

College isn't for everyone, and as U.S. student loan debt continues to rise unchecked, many would-be undergraduates are looking for alternatives to the traditional four-year college experience.

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8 Ways to Spoil Your Pup on National Dog Day

8 Ways to Spoil Your Pup on National Dog Day

Happy National Dog Day to all of our four legged friends and their parents! Today's the day to lavish your pet with treats, belly rubs and, if you're a crazy dog parent like me, maybe a few impulse pet purchases that they don't actually need.

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2 Credit Cards that Extend Benefits to Authorized Users

2 Credit Cards that Extend Benefits to Authorized Users

An authorized user on a credit card account is someone who has a card in their name, but is not directly responsible for paying the bill. Many credit card companies offer incentives for adding an authorized user to your account, but which cards have benefits that extend to secondary cardholders?

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7 Outdated Household Items and Services to Cut From Your Budget Today

7 Outdated Household Items and Services to Cut From Your Budget Today

Times change quickly, and as a result, many of us are still holding onto (and paying for!) antiqued household items and services that we no longer need. 

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4 Ways to Master the Art of Points and Miles

4 Ways to Master the Art of Points and Miles

So, you've decided to start traveling on the cheap using points and miles! Good for you. They've served me well over the years, but I know firsthand that getting started can be overwhelming. Here are some tools to help get you organized and ready to maximize your miles!

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Student Discounts: 40+ Stores Offering Discounts for College Students

Student Discounts: 40+ Stores Offering Discounts for College Students

Isn't it funny that some of our happiest, most exciting, and carefree years--our college years--are also some of our poorest? In honor of National Student Discount Day (it's a thing, and it's today!), we put together a list of 40-plus discounts for starving college students. 

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How to Cancel Any Airline Ticket Within 24 Hours Without a Penalty!

How to Cancel Any Airline Ticket Within 24 Hours Without a Penalty!

You book a flight to your cousin's wedding in Tampa, only to realize in horror a few hours later that you booked it for the wrong weekend.

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12 Back-to-School Laptop Deals You Can't Miss

12 Back-to-School Laptop Deals You Can't Miss

It's hard to believe, but the time has come to pack up your beach bags and bust out the backpack. If you're a student in need of a new laptop, now is the time to buy. With help from our tech editors, David and Michael, we put together this back-to-school guide for getting the best price on the laptop that's right for you.

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