From the category archives:

Budget

online shopping

Shopping online has come a long way since the launch of Amazon and eBay. Now, almost all of your favorite stores are online. It makes sense – retailers and manufacturers can put whatever’s in their warehouses online, and often, you’ll find a better clearance section on the web. But did you know that even the [...]

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mobile-data-usage-h

Every person uses their mobile data differently. The majority of us use it on our smartphones on our commutes or in the office, listening to music or checking email. But we don’t actually realize how much data we use with each activity. Choosing the right data plan for you depends on what you use your [...]

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Rising Cost of Healthcare

Today, Medicare turns 49 years old. The most popular social program, it provides those 65 and over access to comprehensive medical care. Medicare also covers those with disabilities and specific medical conditions.

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staycation

If you want to take a vacation but you’re short on cash, you’ve probably heard the term “staycation.” It basically means that you stay home or close to home for your vacation, and it’s a good way to save money. For many consumers, most extra money is being put towards regular bills or paying off [...]

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school

Now that the summer is almost over, it’s time to start thinking about getting the kids back to school. They are going to need new school supplies, and many will need new clothes as they’ve likely outgrown those from the year before. No matter what age your child is, there are a few ways to [...]

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market basket

If you live in the New England area and haven’t been living under a rock, you know that the region’s favorite discount grocery store, Market Basket, is undergoing some serious change. After the firing of Arthur T. Demoulas as CEO, employees have boycotted and refused to stock shelves. Sales have come to a screeching halt as [...]

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tuesday tip

Ever wonder where all your money is going? Ever wish you had more cash to spend on things you need or want? It can be tough to keep track of all of your spending for any given month. However, tracking is the best way to find ways to save. It’s easy to forget about some [...]

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The Extreme Cheapskates that we’ve featured in Talking Cents are, as the name suggests, extreme. They take savings and penny pinching to a point of sideshow attraction, but their hearts are in the right place (for the most part). There are lessons to be learned from their choices, even if they take it to the [...]

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Shopping_Smartphone

Phone bills are a vital part of our utility bills, and data usage can cost quite a bit more on top of the cost of the phone. If you are trying to manage credit card debt, every cent counts — switching to a cheaper data plan might be the right choice for you. There are a [...]

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talking cents guy

DEAR TALKING CENTS GUY: I’m in my late 20s, and it’s that time of year when I’m invited to a bunch of weddings. This summer alone, I have seven (yes, SEVEN) weddings, most of which require air travel and hotels. I am currently working, but I am very much underemployed and do not make enough [...]

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