Kick-Start Savings During America Saves Week

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In 1975, the average American squirreled away 17% of his take-home pay. In the four decades since, that number has plummeted to 6%, according to the Federal Reserve.

For most, that’s not nearly enough to plan for retirement or cope with a financial emergency, say experts. That’s why …keep reading

6 Hacks To Help You Save On Gas

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When it comes to gas prices, what goes down inevitably creeps back up again. Fuel prices have recently been edging higher and are expected to climb further in 2017, according to price tracker GasBuddy. Fortunately, you can fight back by being a bit more strategic about when, where and how …keep reading

Quiz: What Should You Do With Your Tax Refund?

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Along with savings on tax software and commercials promising the biggest refunds, tax season also offers many opportunities to spend that money, from furniture and electronics sales to car and plane-ticket deals. According to research by economists Christian Broda and Jonathan Parker, many households take advantage of these …keep reading

5 Ways Less Can Be More (No, Really!)

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Can you cut costs without clipping your lifestyle? Yes. You can even improve it. Here are some smart spending cuts that could not only save you thousands of dollars a year but also deliver greater health and happiness.

You want the best for you and your family, but …keep reading