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Stay Home on Black Friday Stay Home on Black Friday

Ragging on Black Friday is possibly more popular than actually shopping on the consumer “holiday.” We all know by now that doorbusters aren’t really the great deals they’re heralded as and a discounted TV isn’t worth trampling someone over (at least, I hope we all know that).

Use These Websites to Find Cheap Air Fares Use These Websites to Find Cheap Air Fares

There’s no shortage of travel websites and online agencies to search and book flights, but when it comes to getting the best deal, using a combination of sites will often give you the best results. If you have a little time and flexibility to play around, here are some to bookmark for your next trip.

Check Travel Prices Before Black Friday Check Travel Prices Before Black Friday

You might not think of airlines offering deals Black Friday and Cyber Monday—usually the deals are on appliances, clothes and tech, right? But if you have a trip in mind and want to save a bit on airfare, research from different travel companies indicates you might want to check out the deals set to occur over the…

Here's How Much to Tip at a Hotel Here's How Much to Tip at a Hotel

For such a small act, tipping can seem overwhelming. We know it’s customary to give a little something to the people helping make our vacations and travels better, but how much is enough? Should you tip the bellhop as much as the housekeeper, and what about the concierge? Does staying at an all-inclusive resort mean…

The Difference Between One Million and One Billion

Intellectually, we all know that a billion is much more than a million. You know, 1,000 times more. We know that Jeff Bezos is a lot wealthier than Beyoncé for example, and that Bill Gates’ wealth puts the Kardashians to shame.

 How to Locate the Investment Fees You're Paying  How to Locate the Investment Fees You're Paying

When was the last time you read the emails your 401(k) provider sends you, or downloaded the prospectus for a fund you’re invested in? Last year? When you first signed up? Never?

Teach Your Teens These Five Things About Money Teach Your Teens These Five Things About Money

Recently, my son and his friends attended their high school’s Homecoming Dance. As the boys gathered at our home for pictures and pizza before their night out, I pulled my son aside and handed him a $20 bill.

What to Do When an Airline Loses Your Bag What to Do When an Airline Loses Your Bag

You arrive at your destination, ready to finally unwind on your long-awaited vacation, only to find that your suitcase hasn’t made the trip with you.

Reminder: You Deserve to Get Paid Reminder: You Deserve to Get Paid

Our friends over at Deadspin wrote a pointed but fairly innocuous article about NJ.com advertising a job posting for “what certainly sounds like a beat writing job” but is technically part-time and earns the reporter a stipend, not a salary.

When to Opt Out of the Target-Date Funds in Your 401(k) When to Opt Out of the Target-Date Funds in Your 401(k)

Auto-enrollment has proven to be an effective way for employees to save for retirement, with 91 percent of those who are auto-enrolled in a defined contribution plan (like a 401(k)) remaining opted in to the program, according to a 2018 report from Fidelity.

How to Get Your Finances in Order How to Get Your Finances in Order

Should you pay off debt, or save for a rainy day? Knock out some of your student loan balance, or put some extra money toward your credit card debt? Focus on your savings account, or save for retirement?

Schedule a Day of Doctor Appointments Schedule a Day of Doctor Appointments

The typical American is terrible at taking time off and seeing a doctor as often as they should. There are, of course, structural reasons for this for many people, but as the year nears its end, consider combining the two, assuming you have the stability and means: Take a day off of work to get all of your medical…

Always Double-Check Your Airline Tickets for Costly Mistakes Always Double-Check Your Airline Tickets for Costly Mistakes

A traveler’s problem booking a plane ticket through Chase’s online portal shows why you should always double-check your travel bookings for mistakes as soon as you make them.

The SEP IRA Limit Is Increasing in 2019 The SEP IRA Limit Is Increasing in 2019

For those with money to spare, the SEP IRA contribution limit is increasing by $1,000 in 2019, from $55,000 to $56,000.

What Happens When a Stock Is Delisted? What Happens When a Stock Is Delisted?

Each year, stocks are suspended and delisted from various exchanges. And while it’s not uncommon, it’s not exactly something you want to experience as an investor. Because the big question is: What happens to your money?

Take Pictures of Your Credit Card Before You Travel Take Pictures of Your Credit Card Before You Travel

There’s no shortage of things that can go wrong when you’re traveling: You might lose your debit or credit card; your purse could get swiped; your phone could fall down a grate in front of your hostel (yes, this happened to me).

When to Renew a Credit Card With a High Fee When to Renew a Credit Card With a High Fee

High-fee, premium credit cards give cardholders plenty of benefits, including lounge access, travel stipends and deals on flights and hotels, in some cases. But how do you know when a $500-plus annual price tag is worth it?

Watch Out for This New Banking Scam Watch Out for This New Banking Scam

Receive a text from your bank letting you know your account’s been locked? You might want to think twice before following its instructions.

You Need a Money Accountability Buddy You Need a Money Accountability Buddy

Automation is one of the most important tricks to getting your finances in order. Having auto-deposits to a retirement or other investment account and transfers to a savings account are proven to get people to save more, while auto-bill pay can help individuals cut back on late fees and boost their credit scores.

These Are the New 401(k) and IRA Contribution Limits for 2019 These Are the New 401(k) and IRA Contribution Limits for 2019

Retirement savers can put an extra $500 aside in their 401(k)s and IRAs as the IRS adjusts for the annual cost-of-living for 2019.

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