Macy's Will Close 100 Retail Locations in 2017. Is Your Local Store on the List?

Macy's Will Close 100 Retail Locations in 2017. Is Your Local Store on the List?

Following the success of online retailers like Amazon and discount chains like T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, which sell designer duds for less, Macy's is having trouble keeping up with the crowd. After six consecutive quarters of declining sales, the department store has opted to close about 15 percent of its retail locations. 

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6 Credit Cards That Help You Give Back

6 Credit Cards That Help You Give Back

Everyone likes to do good deeds, so why not make your spending habits contribute positively to the world? Here are a few credit cards out there that offer the opportunity to do good!

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Yes, You Really Do Need an Emergency Fund

Yes, You Really Do Need an Emergency Fund

Sometimes, life throws you curve balls--be it be an unexpected surgery, a legal issue, or a new baby--some of these surprises (good and bad!) might require you to leave your job or drop a big chunk of change all at once. How are you to pay for your living expenses in the interim? An emergency fund can help.

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4 Life-Improving Financial Tools That Fit in Your Pocket

4 Life-Improving Financial Tools That Fit in Your Pocket

Over the past seven years, I've focused on maximizing my expenditures in order to reward myself with free travel, cash back, and a more exciting life. So far, so good! I've been to 65 countries, more than 35 states, and have visited a lot of places that should be far out of the bounds of my salary. As a seasoned expert in travel and rewards, I thought I'd share a few financial tools that have been essential to my success. Here are four things that, if kept in your wallet, will help save you and your family on both travel and life in general!

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16 Classic Books You Can Get for Free Online

16 Classic Books You Can Get for Free Online

If you're a bookworm with an eReader, an MP3 player, or access to an internet-connected computer, you might already be aware of the vast library of free public domain books available to download online.

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4 Frugal Ways to Invest $100

4 Frugal Ways to Invest $100

If money is tight, the idea of investing in your future can seem impossible. How are you supposed to buy stock, or invest in real estate, without thousands of dollars sitting idle in a foreign bank? But the truth is, you don't need a ton of money to jumpstart your financial future. Here are four smart ways you can take just $100 and put it towards a better tomorrow.

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20 Things You Should NEVER Buy at Full Price (+Where to Get Them For Less)

20 Things You Should NEVER Buy at Full Price (+Where to Get Them For Less)

I have a confession to make: I, a decorated deal hunter and savings-savvy shopper, once paid full price for a pair of boots. It wasn't my fault, really! They only had one pair left and it was my size! When those boots sold out without ever going on sale, I knew I'd made the right decision. 

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6 Ways to Watch the Olympics Without a Cable Package

6 Ways to Watch the Olympics Without a Cable Package

Just when you thought you couldn't stand another second of election coverage, the 2016 Summer Olympics swooped in to save the day. With more than two straight weeks filled with superhuman feats of strength, endurance and athletic skill, the Olympics have been capturing the hearts, minds and TV sets of the world since they were first televised in 1936. 

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Can You Get Compensated for a Canceled Flight? It Depends.

Can You Get Compensated for a Canceled Flight? It Depends.

Delta flights across the world were cancelled yesterday due to an outage of the company's global computer system. While Delta is doing its best to rebook people on different flights, the backlog has left some passengers stranded for days, subsisting on expensive airport food and stuck paying for unanticipated hotel stays.

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Frugal Cruising: How to Avoid Getting Nickel and Dimed on Your Next Cruise

Frugal Cruising: How to Avoid Getting Nickel and Dimed on Your Next Cruise

I love cruises. In my eyes, there's no better resort vacation. I love sailing the open seas and stopping on island after island: the mobile nature of cruises is built-in safegard against getting bored while on holiday.

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