A Financial Travel Checklist

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You’ve placed your liquids, gels and aerosols  into a single, quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bag. You’ve packed your swimsuit and are ready to go on that long awaited vacation, but have you called your bank? Taking a few minutes to give your bank a call before you take off on [...]

Couponing 101

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When I was a kid I used to help my Mom with the grocery shopping. She’d clip coupons on an occasional basis. I was fascinated at the thought of buying more for less thanks to those magical pieces of paper. As I got older, I realized why Mom did it [...]

Don’t Be Afraid of Your Bank

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It is embarrassing to admit, but for years I was terrified of banks. There is actually a technical term for this phobia. I didn’t know the rules for banking; I was uneducated about products and how they worked; and I was terrified that those with access to my finances would [...]

STEALTH INFLATION: The Case of the Missing Sausage

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Doesn’t it really annoy you to discover that the manufacturer has reduced the weight of your favorite box of cookies or brand of coffee as a sneaky way of raising the price? This is truly stealth inflation . But is it captured by the government’s official measures such as the [...]

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