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Money-Saving Tips for the Holidays

Holiday budgetIf you take a little taste of the holidays now, you could be way ahead of the game come Dec. 1.  "The less time you have at the holidays, the more likely you are to spend more, just to get things out of the way," says Gerri Detweiler, author of "The Ultimate Credit Handbook."

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10 Ways to Cut Your Fuel Costs

Cut Fuel CostsWith crude oil futures threatening to hit $90 a barrel, gas prices jumped again this week, to a national average of $2.78 a gallon for regular unleaded, according to AAA. So, fuel economy is paramount. Here are tactics to help you get the most miles per gallon from your vehicle this winter and save money, too.

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7 Tips for Finding a Job After 50

Jobs After 50Advice from career coaches and hiring managers
If you suddenly find yourself back in the job market after age 50, you might need to dust off your résumé and spruce it up for today's changing job market. Here are seven strategies older workers can use to get their résumé to the top of the stack, score an interview, and—yes—land a new job:

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First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit: 6 Things to Know

First Time Home BuyersWhile the proposed $15,000 home-buyer tax credit died in negotiations between the House and the Senate, the $787 billion stimulus bill that President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday includes a similar--albeit smaller--measure designed to help revive the real estate market. Here are six things you need to know about the freshly-enacted $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit.

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Talk About Money Before You Marry

Talk About Money Before You MarryIn the quest to find Mr. or Ms. Right, finding out if the object of your affection is a saver or a spender may seem rather cold and calculated. But money, and the way it is handled, has a significant effect on relationships and talking about it before the nuptials can make a difference in the success of a marriage.

Fairfax, VA – May 21, 2007 – In the quest to find Mr. or Ms. Right, finding out if the object of your affection is a saver or a spender may seem rather cold and calculated. But money, and the way it is handled, has a significant effect on relationships and talking about it before the nuptials can make a difference in the success of a marriage.

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