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How to Avoid Fraudulent Online Merchants

With the winter holidays approaching, there's a good chance you'll start chipping away at your gift list online. But the rise in e-commerce has also led to an increase in complaints from unhappy buyers. In 2016,...

Best Financial Services at Warehouse Clubs

The last time you visited your favorite warehouse club, you may have picked up a 15-pack of paper towels, 40 pounds of dog food and, no doubt, several items that weren't on your list. But while you were pushing...

When to Hire a Travel Agent to Plan Your Trip

Before the internet put trip-planning tools at your fingertips, you might have popped into a travel agency to shop for airline tickets or flip through brochures. Now, online booking engines and review sites can...

How to Beat Longer Lines at the Airport

Your laptop is safe from the cargo hold, now that airline passengers no longer need to check their electronics if they're en route to the U.S. But new security measures may mean longer wait times as your...

Car-veat Emptor: Tips to Control Car-Buying...

Last week I spent a couple of hours helping a client buy a new car. Betty, who is in her mid-70s and divorced, had been in an accident a week before that totaled her car. Upon learning of her misfortune, I...

3 Reasons to Do Your Grocery Shopping at Lidl

Haven't heard of Lidl? You will soon. The German supermarket chain opened its first U.S. stores in June 2017, and it expects to have 1,400 locations nationwide by 2023. Lidl (rhymes with needle) operates 10,000...

7 Ways Lidl Is Disrupting Supermarket Shopping

There's a fresh-to-the-U.S. supermarket chain with a funny name that has some very serious plans for American shoppers. Germany-based Lidl (rhymes with needle) is a deep-discount retailer that started rolling out...

Hold Soda Makers to Account for Health Woes?

[Question]I hear that Coca-Cola is being sued for allegedly using deceptive advertising that targets children and racial minorities and fails to acknowledge the risks of sugar consumption. The complaints are...

Rick Steves Guidebooks

Author: Rick Steves Publisher: Avalon Publishing What makes the guidebooks of this ubiquitous public television personality rise above the rest? The host of the PBS travel documentary series "Rick Steves'...

How to Just Say No to Binge Spending

A client recently confided in me, expressing concern over her mother's string of bad luck.SEE ALSO: My Family Drives Me (Financially) Nuts Her mom was distraught over learning that her two-day hospital day was...

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Basics of Money

Join the Race to $1-Trillion Stocks

It may be a matter of months, or more likely a few years, but sometime soon a U.S. company will breach...

New Ways to Prove Your I.D.

The days of PINs and passwords are numbered as more companies embrace futuristic identification...

Miles or Cash Back: Which Is the Better...

Ever wonder whether an air-miles rewards card or a cash-back card offers the better deal? Now,...

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