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Southbound: an affordable travel guide

The South is known for a lot of things, like barbecue, humidity, and historic sites. There’s a sort of romance and mystery surrounding it all—and it seems to be even more haunted than other parts of the country. If you’re looking to plan affordable travel to the South, here are some top destinations to take …

Mount Rushmore trip on a budget.

Venture to the Midwest: plan a great trip on a budget

The American Midwest sometimes gets a bad rap, but there’s way more to it than cornfields and the world’s largest ball of twine. And if a ball of twine is your thing, we won’t judge. But there are vibrant cities, lots of great regional food, and spectacular sights to see throughout the Midwest, affordably. Here’s …

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Eastward bound: plan a trip on a budget

Thinking about taking a trip to the Eastern United States? It’s a wonderful region to visit, whatever type of experience you want. Whether you want to see iconic architecture and sites, walk through historic neighborhoods, or surround yourself with rugged natural splendor, here are some highlights to plan a great trip on a budget. New …

bad credit can cost you more on mortgages—like this lovely white house with trees and lawn.

Bad credit: how much does it really cost you?

Bad credit can be a dark cloud hanging over your financial life. It affects everything from your ability to get a loan to the interest rates you’re offered. The real-world costs of that are major. Whether you want to buy a home, get a credit card, or secure a mortgage, a low credit score can …

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The Big Three credit bureaus: what’s the difference?

You’ve probably heard of ‘The Big Three’ credit bureaus, but how are they similar, and how are they different from one another? What they all have in common is your credit—each one calculates your score, which affects your ability to get a mortgage, car loan, or credit card. Where they’re different from one another is …

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Heading West: how to plan an affordable trip

The Western United States has a wealth of exciting places to visit, and it’s ideal for planning an affordable trip. Mountains? Check. Ocean? Check. Evergreen forests? Check. And in addition to all the natural beauty, it has some wonderful museums, theme parks, and the fascinating epicenter of the entertainment world that includes Hollywood, Beverly Hills, …

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Cell phone plans for kids: best options compared

Getting a cell phone for your child can be a complicated task. You want them to be able to reach you (and vice versa), but you also want to make sure they’re safe, not getting too much screen time, and not blowing through your data plan in a week. There are lots of cell phone …

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How to budget for a dog

Bringing a dog into your family can be one of the most rewarding things you can do. They’ll think you’re the most awesome human on the planet—that’s pretty much their job. But feeding and taking care of a dog can be expensive. So if you’re thinking about adopting a new best friend, creating a dog …

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5 ways to make your home safer

When you and your family and friends are in your home, you should always feel (and be) safe. Whether you’re worried about accidents, intruders, or natural disasters, taking steps to make your home safer can give you peace of mind. It can also help prevent anyone from getting hurt if something unexpected happens. From simple …

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Lyft and Uber: which one should you drive for?

Driving for a rideshare service can be a fun way to earn extra cash: you’ll meet interesting people and get to know your city in detail (and maybe nearby ones as well!). But you’ve got both Lyft and Uber to choose from—how do you decide which one you should drive for? Here’s a look at …

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Top 6 trade jobs for 2024

Do you really need a 4-year degree to get a job that pays well? Not at all. Trade jobs are some of the most stable and lucrative career paths available. With recent technological advancements and infrastructure developments (like solar and wind energy), certain trades are in higher demand than ever. Many of them offer competitive …

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How to sell your car yourself, safely

Selling your car on your own can be a great way to get the best possible price for it. You’ll get more money than if you trade in or sell to a dealer. But selling a car yourself also requires some careful planning to make sure you stay safe and avoid fraudsters. Here are the …

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