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9/23/15  Grab BagSmart Spending Tips
Daycare vs. stay-at-home parenting: Which is better for your finances?

When you have a baby, childcare costs can eat up a huge chunk of your budget. But does it make financial sense to have one parent stay home vs. send your child to daycare?

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8/13/15  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Estimating how much to spend on rent

“How can I estimate rent?” is one most frequent questions from new apartment renters. Find out from our guest blogger, Seija Goldstein, of MyFirstApartment.com.

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7/30/15  Smart Spending Tips
Ready for a new car? Buy one that retains its resale value

When you buy a new car, your vehicle's depreciation is the single biggest expense for the first five years. Here’s how to buy a car that will hold its resale value.

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7/29/15  Credit 101Smart Spending Tips
Should you get a rewards credit card?

What do you need to consider when deciding if you should get a rewards credit card? We’ll clue you in to the key deciding factor, along with a couple of situations which are exceptions to the usual rule of thumb. 

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7/15/15  Smart Spending Tips
Enjoy a romantic (and inexpensive) picnic

A romantic, luxurious picnic with your loved one doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Learn how to be a picnic connoisseur without breaking the bank. 

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7/14/15  Smart Spending Tips
Are Black Friday in July Sales Worth Your Money?

This summer, July 15th is not just a random Tuesday. It’s Amazon’s new “Prime Day,” the mega-retailer’s stab at a Black Friday event in July. They’re promising better deals than you will find in November and plenty of hoopla – and they’re not alone. Target, QVC, Best Buy, Walmart and other retailers are joining in the "Christmas in July" sales event. 

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