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Here’s How Making 1 Extra Mortgage Payment a Year Affects Your Debt

Thirty years is a long time. If you’re chipping away at a mortgage each month, it can feel even longer. But what if you could eliminate that financial ball and chain by paying off your mortgage early? The truth is, if you can scrape together the equivalent of one extra payment to put toward your...

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CarMax Review: The Good, The Bad and Everything in Between

Nobody wants to get taken for a ride when buying a car. These two people share their honest CarMax reviews.

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5 Ways to Save Money on Prescriptions in Retirement

Health care costs are a big expense in retirement — and prescription drugs often top the list. About 5.8 million Medicare beneficiaries struggled to afford essential prescription drugs in 2019, according to a 2022 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Early retirees can utilize prescription discount cards and apps like GoodRx...

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Here’s How to Score Your Tickets for Free Museum Day

Museum Day lets you go to your favorite museums around the country for free. Get your tickets now — it takes two minutes!

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The 6 Best Travel Tours for Your Next European Vacation

Planning a European vacation can be time-consuming and frustrating. But with COVID concerns subsiding for some and travel restrictions lifted, plenty of Americans have dealt with the planning challenges. Travel from the U.S. to Europe was up a whopping 862% in March 2022 over the same month in 2021, according to the National Travel and...

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Dear Penny: Do I Get My Ex’s Social Security if He Worked Under the Table?

Dear L., You can only collect Social Security on a current or former spouse’s work record if they’re eligible for benefits. They need to be at least 62 and have a minimum of 40 work credits. That amounts to 10 years of working and paying the payroll taxes that fund Social Security and Medicare. If...

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Do You Want to Get Paid to Sleep? Here’s How.

Did you hear the one about the company willing to pay you to sleep? No, really. There’s a company that wants to pay people to sleep on their mattresses. Casper, a New York-based mattress company since 2014, wants to pay “Casper Sleepers” to sleep for a living — both in their stores and in “unexpected...

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9 Ways to Earn Extra Gas Money and Save at the Pump

Filling up at the pump is painful these days. Here are nine ways to make more gas money and lessen the sting.

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6 Ways to Save Money on Prescriptions in Retirement

Health care costs are a big expense in retirement — and prescription drugs often top the list. About 5.8 million Medicare beneficiaries struggled to afford essential prescription drugs in 2019, according to a 2022 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Early retirees can utilize prescription discount cards and apps like GoodRx...

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Everything You Need to Do to Save $10K in a Year

Saving $10,000 in one year may seem like a daunting challenge. You may think it’s near impossible. But imagine how beneficial it could be! You wouldn’t have to worry about not having enough money in case of an emergency. You could take that luxurious vacation you’ve been dreaming about. You’d be so much closer to...