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Scared of Electronic Pickpockets? Wrap Your Credit Card in Foil

April 18, 2012 |

Crooks no longer have to steal your wallet in order to get their hands on your credit card. New technology allows them to steal the data off your credit card just by standing a few feet away with a special radio frequency reader. It's called electronic pickpocketing and here are tips to make sure it doesn't happen to you.

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7 Money-Saving Apps to Download Before You Hit the Road

April 2, 2012 |

According to AAA, drivers will pay 30 cents more per gallon this Easter weekend than last year and 90 cents more than they did on Easter of 2010. Since you’ll be paying more at the pump save money with these free and cheap apps that will make your Easter break even more entertaining and fun, helping you save money on everything from gas to entertainment.

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How to Trade in Your iPad 2 for a New iPad 3

March 1, 2012 |

The next generation of the iPad is expected to make its debut in early March. According to rumors the iPad 3 will be unveiled on Wednesday, March 7. Whether you want to trade in your iPad 2 for the latest model, or you'd like to use this opportunity to snatch up an older model at a deep discount, there is money to be made and saved for Apple fans.

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Valentine's Day Romance: Free Ways to Pop the Question

February 14, 2012 |

Plenty of people plan to get down on one knee this February 14, popping the question to their significant other. Roughly 2.2 million couples get engaged annually, according to Census numbers, and The Diamond Information Center says that about one in ten of those proposals happen on Valentine's Day. You could charter a helicopter or a hot air balloon. You could spring for a billboard on the side of a highway, or hire a songwriter to put your love to music. And while all of these grand gestures would be great, there are plenty of creative and free ways to pop the question.

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Cell Phone Users Beware: How to Avoid Being "Smished"

January 11, 2012 |

I was making dinner the other night and my husband's cell phone was sitting on the counter. It beeped to announce that a new text message had arrived. I glanced at the screen and there was a text from an unfamiliar number asking how he was doing. I didn't think much of it but the person on the other end persisted, obviously not wanting to be ignored. My husband asked me to respond, telling the person to please stop texting, but that didn't work. The person continued to send messages and even call. I didn't know it at the time, but it could have been a criminal taking part in a scam that's gaining popularity. It's called smishing and here are the warning signs.

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How I Save $75 a Month By Giving Up Cable TV

January 4, 2012 | 3

I grew up in a family that ate dinner every night in front of the TV. I've seen every episode of Cheers, MASH, Seinfeld, Full House, Who's the Boss and probably dozens of other shows. I even majored in broadcast journalism in college. The TV has been my babysitter, my livelihood and my comforter. So for those who say they could never give up cable, I disagree. If I can do it, anyone can. Read More

6 Tips for Safe Shopping on Cyber Monday

November 28, 2011 |

Shoppers spend more than a billion dollars on Cyber Monday. With all that money changing hands it's important to keep cyber security in mind. Studies show that two-fifths of shoppers have stopped or abandoned a purchase on a website in the last year because of a safety or security concern. But when the deals are hot there's a risk of forgoing online safety in the name of a good deal. Keep these simple tips in mind in order to stay safe on Cyber Monday.

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Phone Bill Suspiciously High? You Could Be a Victim of Cramming

August 4, 2011 | 1

How often do you really examine your cell phone bill? Do you review the charges each month? Or simply pay the amount willingly? The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on a scam against consumers called "cramming." These are typically small, unauthorized charges showing up on cell phone bills. The mystery charges amount to roughly $2 billion a year in revenue and impact an estimated 15 to 20 million American households, according to a recently released government report. Find out if you're a victim of cramming or how to prevent it from happening to you. Read More

Paying Too Much for Cable & Internet? Compare Options and Save

June 21, 2011 |

In the past 15 years or so, most of us have switched from dial-up Internet to faster cable broadband Internet access. More people have cable or satellite than ever before. With these changes, the providers have scrambled to keep customers ... Read More

Make Extra Cash with Zaarly

June 14, 2011 | 1

I have a secret. I love mowing lawns. In fact, I mow my neighbors' yards just because I enjoy the clean lines and the smell of Zaarlyfresh-cut grass. So when a friend introduced me to Zaarly and I saw that someone would actually pay me $35 to mow their small plot I got excited. Zaarly is an auction-style website and app that connects buyers and sellers instantly.

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The Best Job Search Sites on the Web

June 3, 2011 | 1

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US unemployment rate is sitting just below 9 percent. That means millions of I love job offerspeople could be on the hunt for jobs. There are dozens of job search websites out there, and just like many job candidates each one has its own strengths and weaknesses. We've compiled a list of some of the best job search sites to help you hunt down employment so that finding a job isn't such hard work.

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