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Questions About Soup, Sunk Costs, Turkey, Insurance and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Cheap turkey cooking? 2. Storing homemade soup 3. Flour differences for homemade bread 4. “Double your donation” to charities 5. Online services and sunk costs 6. Public schools versus private 7. […]

Questions About Soup, Sunk Costs, Turkey, Insurance and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Cheap turkey cooking? 2. Storing homemade soup 3. Flour differences for homemade bread 4. “Double your donation” to charities 5. Online services and sunk costs 6. Public schools versus private 7. […]

6 Cyber Monday Shopping Tricks

How you can save more and worry less during the e-commerce blitz. In case you haven’t checked a calendar recently, Black Friday (Nov. 24) and Cyber Monday (Nov. 27) are coming — soon! Last year, consumers spent $3.45 billion online during Cyber Monday, making it the biggest day of U.S. e-commerce ever! […]

Are Your Investment Accounts Safe From Hacking?

In the wake of the recent Equifax scandal, you might understandably be jittery about the safety of your money and your personal financial information. A lot has been written about what you can do to prevent hackers from opening new accounts and new lines of credit in your name. […]

Are Your Investment Accounts Safe From Hacking?

In the wake of the recent Equifax scandal, you might understandably be jittery about the safety of your money and your personal financial information. A lot has been written about what you can do to prevent hackers from opening new accounts and new lines of credit in your name. […]

Last-Minute Rewards Cards to Snag for Holiday Spending

With the holiday shopping season ready to wreak havoc on your budget, it’s only natural to look for new or different ways to save. Chances are, you’re gearing up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday while simultaneously watching out for special promotions and last-minute deals. […]

Last-Minute Rewards Cards to Snag for Holiday Spending

With the holiday shopping season ready to wreak havoc on your budget, it’s only natural to look for new or different ways to save. Chances are, you’re gearing up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday while simultaneously watching out for special promotions and last-minute deals. […]

Credit Card Tips to Help Shoppers Celebrate the Holidays Frugally

Learn the strategies to maximize the money you spend on gifts. With the right strategy, a credit card can help you maximize every dollar you spend on holiday purchases — and even earn some of them back. But what type of card should you choose? A store credit card and balance transfer card combo is usually the scenario that offers shoppers the most benefit. […]