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Thomas H. Blanton

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Kip Tips
November 2017

Borrow Free E-Books With Libby App

From digital-content distributor OverDrive, this app gives readers free, on-the-go access to a trove of titles from multiple libraries.

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Technology
November 2017

Know the Risks of Investing in Cryptocurrencies

Some investors have made a lot of money, but losses can be painfully real.

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2017

Streaming TV Services for Every Type of Viewer

Whether you’re looking for big games, grand finales, Hollywood premieres or trending events, these live TV streaming packages allow you to tune into whatever programs you desire. The best part: all cost ...

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Technology
July 2017

New Ways to Prove Your I.D.

Always struggling to remember your passwords and PINs? Don't worry, chances are they'll soon be replaced by tech-friendly identification software.

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2017

Luxury Goods You Can Buy on a Subscription Plan

Always wanted to drive a new Caddy? Or carry the latest handbag, or stretch out on satiny cotton sheets? New subscription plans make it easier to treat yourself to such indulgences. Here's a look at ...

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Kip Tips
April 2017

New Ways to See Movies for Less

Sign up for an all-you-can-view plan, or see prerelease films free.

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Student Loans
January 2017

What Student Loan Borrowers Must Know About the Navient Lawsuit

If you think you've been affected, you may have some recourse.

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SLIDE SHOW
February 2017

Colleges With Lowest Average Graduating Debt, 2017

The cost of a college education continues to rise. In 2016-17 the average sticker price for an in-state, four-year public institution, including tuition, fees, and room and board, rose 2.7%, to $20,090 ...

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Stocks & Bonds
July 2016

How You Too Can Become a Venture Capitalist

It can be as simple as buying shares in a business through a crowdfunding portal.

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Kip Tips
January 2017

Last-Minute Ways to Empty Your Flexible Spending Account

If you still have money in your account, consider some eligible expenses you might not have thought of.

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Markets
August 2017

Bad Brokers? They're Still Out There

The wolf of Wall Street is still on the prowl, and he has found new ways to fleece retirees.

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