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Updated Nov. 20, 2017

Best Costco Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2017

The warehouse club is promising big Black Friday sales on top of its members-only prices.

See More On: Leisure Spending | Budgeting | Family Finances

November 19, 2017

Best Buy's Best Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2017

It's all about cheap TVs, tablets and laptops during the electronics retailer's Black Friday sales, naturally.

See More On: Smart Buying | Family Finances | Leisure Spending

November 17, 2017

Best Toys R Us Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2017

Stores are open Thanksgiving Day, but don’t expect bargains on many of the hottest holiday toys during Black Friday sales.

See More On: Smart Buying | Family Finances | Leisure Spending

November 16, 2017

Best Amazon Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals 2017

Some of the biggest Black Friday and Thanksgiving savings on Amazon.com are on Amazon products.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, December 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.

See More On: Leisure Spending | Family Finances

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, December 2017

5 Signs You're Buying a Flood-Damaged Car

A used vehicle with a superlow price may have been submerged in the recent hurricanes.

See More On: Buying & Leasing a Car | Used Cars

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, December 2017

6 Ways to Get Holiday Deals

Whether you do your shopping in stores or online, use our tips to save money this gift-giving season.

See More On: Leisure Spending | Smart Buying

October 13, 2017

Freeze Your Credit in 3 Steps

Freezing your accounts at the three major credit bureaus is the best way to prevent thieves from opening new credit accounts in your name.

See More On: Credit Reports & Scores

Updated October 2017

How to Fill Out a FAFSA for College Financial Aid

What you include on the application determines how much you'll receive in grants, work-study and student loans.

See More On: Paying for College | Student Loans

September 8, 2017

The Equifax Data Breach: What You Should Do

One of the gatekeepers to your most sensitive personal information was hacked, bigtime. Here’s how to protect yourself.

See More On: Credit Reports & Scores

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, September 2017

How I Thwarted I.D. Thieves

After they stole my name, I switched into high gear to prevent them from hijacking my sterling credit history.

See More On: Scams | Technology

July 19, 2017

Best Places to Check Your Credit Reports and Credit Scores for Free

You can say goodbye to year-long waits and high fees to check your credit thanks to these trusted free resources.

See More On: Credit Reports & Scores | Credit Cards

July 10, 2017

Best Things to Buy on Amazon Prime Day 2017

Bargain hunters are counting down the minutes to the start of the annual mid-summer sale on Amazon.com.

See More On: Smart Buying | Budgeting | Healthy Living on a Budget

July 10, 2017

5 Reasons You Shouldn't Shop on Amazon Prime Day

Think twice before getting lured into buying a bunch of stuff you don't need just because it's on sale.

See More On: Smart Buying | Budgeting

July 6, 2017

Sales Tax Holidays for Back-to-School Shoppers in 2017

These 16 states offer sales tax breaks on everything from computers to paintbrushes this summer.

See More On: Saving Money | Tax Breaks

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, August 2017

How to Bet Smarter at a Casino

Odds are, these tips may help you steer the course.

See More On: Making Your Money Last | Business Travel | Family Finances

June 13, 2017

Should You Buy Water and Sewer Line Coverage From Your Power Company?

Weigh your options to cover the expensive costs of broken pipes.

See More On: Making Your Money Last | Budgeting | Family Finances

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