Smart Spending


Safe and Cost Effective Ways to Prevent Fleas and Ticks on your Pets

2:26 pm, July 27, 2014

Gone are the days when pet owners had only two choices to protect their four-legged family from fleas, ticks and other parasites. But it's up to you to filter out ...


Save Money At Bars: Drink Without Running Your Bank Account Dry

1:09 pm, July 26, 2014

The problem with trying to save money at bars is the more you drink, the less you care about how much you're spending. Lauren Lyons Cole explains how to keep costs ...

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5 Best Cities For Used-Car Buyers (and the 5 Worst)

12:45 pm, July 25, 2014

Used car pricing boils down to supply, demand and density. If you're in an isolated city with frugal car buyers, expect to pay more for someone else's vehicle.

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When Is The Best Time To Use Coupon Codes?

7:49 am, July 25, 2014

Consumers flock to coupon codes to slash prices, but knowing what day of the week the best coupon codes are released can help you stretch your savings.


GM Sales Rise Despite Recall Headwinds

2:16 pm, July 24, 2014

Despite the cloud of negative publicity surrounding General Motors' recall woes, sales showed strength during the second quarter

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Drivers Have an Ally in These 5 Credit Cards for Gas Rewards

8:15 am, July 24, 2014

We spend an average $3,000 a year on gas, but these cards can help save roughly the equivalent of one month's fuel bill.

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Your Education Impacts How Much You Spend

11:40 am, July 23, 2014

Households with the most education spend less on food, apparel, tobacco and alcohol.


Private Equity Firm Courts Traditional Institutional Investors for its Pot Portfolio

5:45 pm, July 22, 2014

Flush with $22 million in funding and an anticipated additional $50 million in series B financing, the private equity firm Privateer Holdings is further expanding ...


The 10 States With the Worst Drivers

11:38 am, July 22, 2014

Three states, in fact, have terrifying awful drivers, by this analysis.


Does Snapchat Have an Inflated Sense of Its Size?

4:25 pm, July 21, 2014

Blunt question: does Snapchat - the Venice Beach messaging app that lets users distribute self destructing content (think sexting) - have a second act in mobile payments?

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