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How to Haggle for Almost Anything
Smart Buying These strategies will help you negotiate a better price for just about any product or service.
Readers Share Tips for Raising Money Smart Kids
Raising Money-Smart Kids What's the right age for a child to have their own credit card? Opinions vary.
By Janet Bodnar • Published
Yes, Your 401(k) Has Its Perks, But It’s Not the Only Way to Save
how to save money Tax diversification can play a vital role in stretching your retirement savings. Here’s how to achieve the flexibility you need with a three-bucket system.
By Todd Schick, CFP®, CLU® • Published
15 Things Retirees Should Buy at Costco
Making Your Money Last From its house brand Kirkland Signature lineup to name brands and hidden gems, the warehouse club offers bargains aimed at mature shoppers.
By Bob Niedt • Published
17 Free or Cheap Things to Do With Your Kids During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Raising Money-Smart Kids We’ve got lots of kid-friendly activities to do at home that will keep your family safe and your finances sound.
By Andrea Browne Taylor • Last updated
How to Complain (and Get Results), with Emma Patch
Basics In today's customer-service environment, getting through and getting results takes determination — and skill. We'll talk about techniques to help you get help.
By David Muhlbaum • Published
Complain and Be Heard
Smart Buying Getting our money back for the extended warranty and gap insurance we didn't want took patience and persistence.
By Mark Solheim • Published
13 Costs of Owning a Cat
how to save money Housecats may be known for their aloofness and low-maintenance attitude, but they're not cheap. Here's what you can expect to spend if you plan on adopting a new furry best friend.
By Rivan V. Stinson • Last updated
Free (or Cheap) College for Retirees in All 50 States
retirement Whether it's to complete a degree, gain new knowledge or just for fun, retirees can collect their books and get on (back) to school in a most inexpensive way.
By Bob Niedt • Last updated
11 Things You Don’t Need for College
college College sticker shock when you first see the bill for tuition, room and board (and all those nebulous activity fees) is bad enough.
By Michaela Wang • Last updated