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5/1/15  Grab BagSmart Spending Tips
Online dating: Believe it or not

Online dating has become mainstream and is a good fit for some people. Here are some considerations and statistics about using an online service to find your Mr. or Ms. Right.

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4/30/15  Grab BagSmart Spending Tips
How to be a great sports parent

Parents invest a lot of time, money and emotion to ensure their kids play sports well, but this involvement can backfire. Here are tips on how to be a constructive influence on helping your kid enjoy sports and develop sport skills.

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4/20/15  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Be on the lookout for springtime home repair scams

Eager to begin home improvement projects? Beware of home contractors who do shoddy work, offer too-good-to-be-true deals and could cheat you out of thousands of dollars. Here are tips to avoid home repair scammers.

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3/25/15  Smart Spending Tips
Should you rent or buy a musical instrument for your budding prodigy?

Learn about some of the factors you should consider when your child wants to learn an instrument and you have to decide whether you should rent or purchase one. 

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12/1/14  Credit 101Smart Spending TipsUp Your Security IQ
The best way to pay for a rental car: Credit card or debit card?

Not long ago there was just one way you could pay for a rental car – by credit card. Now, many car rental agencies let you book and pay for a car with a debit card. What are the pros and cons of using each kind of card? And which method of payment makes sense for you?

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11/26/14  Smart Spending Tips
Skip the Black Friday doorbusters – give gift cards instead

Although Black Friday deals can be nice, if you’d like to stay home this year but still want to give gifts your family and friends will value, consider gift cards, and keep in mind that the packaging can make or break a gift card as a present.

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