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  • 1. Tons of Ways to Save Money
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    Terms of Use Transportation Airline Fares Car Rental New Cars Used Cars Auto Leasing Gasoline Car Repairs Insurance Auto Insurance Homeowner/Renter Insurance Life Insurance Banking/Credit Checking Savings and Investment Products Credit Cards Auto Loans First Mortgage Loans Mortgage Refinancing Home Equity Loans Housing Home Purchase Renting a Place to Live Home Improvement Major Appliances Utilities Electricity Home Heating Telephone Service Other Food Purchased at Markets Prescription Drugs F  More...
  • 2. What things should I consider when buying a used vehicle?
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    Terms of Use Before you start shopping for a car, you’ll need to do some homework. Spending time now may save you serious money later. Think about your driving habits, your needs, and your budget. You can learn about car models, options, and prices by reading newspaper ads, both display and classified. There is a wealth of information about used cars on the Internet: enter used car as the keywords and you’ll find additional information on how to buy a used car, detailed instru  More...
  • 3. Tips for finding the best used car
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    Terms of Use Buying a used car is a great way to stretch your dollar, but you'll want to learn these used car facts BEFORE you shop. GET THE USED CAR FACTS FIRST The price of new cars has steadily climbed over the past few years making used vehicles more attractive than ever. Because new vehicles lose so much of their value as soon as they're purchased, car shoppers are increasingly turning to previously owned cars as a smart financial alternative. Today, thanks to manufacturing and  More...
  • 4. Am I setting a good example for my kids on how to manage money?
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    Terms of Use: This article is from a series of articles about giving your children the life-skills necessary to effectively manage their money. To go to the table of contents, click here . Set a Good Example Financial responsibility begins at home. Whether you realize it or not, you teach children about money constantly, either directly through your spending and saving priorities, or indirectly in casual conversation. Every time kids go to a store, a restaurant or a ball game, they learn about m  More...
  • 5. The Money Express article series introduction
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    Putting You in Control of Your Financial Life Click on me to replay. AC_VHost_Embed_1190(119,133,'FFFFFF',1,1,39726,0,0,0,'b1db03cc14e1ba20b0255c167fb51899',6); Managing money is a critical life skill that many of us have never really mastered. Good money management skills help you get ahead financially and help prevent others from taking advantage of you. That's where The Money Express comes in. It's Connection's way to provide useful financial information in understandable terms  More...
  • 6. The credit card you pick can save you money
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    Terms of Use: The credit card you pick can save you money Table of Contents: Credit Card Interest Rates How Much Will You Pay? Credit Card Shopper'sChecklist Deciphering the Application Glossary For More Information Smart consumers comparison shop for credit, whether they're looking for a mortgage, an auto loan, or a credit card. Comparison shopping is important because it could save you money. When you're looking for a credit card, be sure to consider the costs and terms. They can  More...
  • 7. How can I teach my kids the basics about money?
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    Terms of Use This article is from a series of articles about giving your children the life-skills necessary to effectively manage their money. To go to the table of contents, click here . Teaching the basics about money The challenges facing today's parents are not the same as those their parents faced when they grew up. Financial choices that parents make are influenced by choices their parents or other adults made regarding money-positive or negative. Past influences offer no guarantee f  More...
  • 8. Saving money on health care
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    Terms of Use: It's estimated that each year on average Americans spend roughly $8,000 per person on health care. Without putting your health on the line, it's good to know where you can reduce medical costs: 1. Generic drugs: Always ask whether the prescription drug your doctor recommends is available in a generic form. Generic drugs can cost 15-50 percent less than name brands, saving you and your insurance company money. 2. Avoid unnecessary tests and visits . If you move or change docto  More...
  • 9. What steps can I take to lower my homeowners insurance?
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    Terms of Use: 1. BE SURE TO SHOP AROUND. It'll take a few phone calls, but they could save you a good sum of money. Ask your friends, check the yellow pages or call your state insurance department. Also check consumer guides, insurance agents and companies. This will give you an idea of price ranges and tell you which companies or agents have the lowest prices. But don't consider price alone. The insurer you select should offer both a fair price and excellent service. Quality service may co  More...
  • 10. Saving money when buying food
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    Terms of Use: You can save money on your food bill by planning before you go to the store. Planning includes keeping in mind your family's needs. The basic needs to remember are: What does my family like? How many of us will be eating? What do the kids or older people need? Is it too hard to make? How much money do I have for food? Will we be eating away from home, so that I should buy less food? Will friends and relatives come over for meals? Another important part of food shopping is p  More...
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