Do This BEFORE Your Festivus Shopping!

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Folks, It’s “Giving Tuesday”

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Ol’ Tax Dodge Donation Double-Dip

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Shoppers: Use Your 5% Cashback Cards

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Clarence Odbody Said It Best…

In It's A Wonderful Life, Angel 2nd Class Clarence Odbody told George Bailey: “Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives.” ChipsMoneyTips.com just...

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AutoSlash For Best Rental Car Rates

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Hey Californians!

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Time’s Up For PayPal and Venmo

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19 years. 200,000 miles

My 1999 Infinity G20 celebrated Rocktober 1st by turning 200,000 miles. Here's the moment it went down, accompanied by Soft Cell: I've had two cars...

Hey Smart TV: Mind Your Own Beeswax!

We watch TV. TV isn’t supposed to watch us. Tell your boob tube to mind its own beeswax, assuming it has any. If you have...

A Will is NOT a Living Will

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Now, No Charge To Buy Stocks

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5 Years of NFL Sunday Ticket for FREE

From 2012-2016 I got NFL Sunday Ticket for free. FIVE years! That's a nice little run. Technically, it was only four years in a row. In 2016, I...

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Mother May I… Avoid Probate – Part II – Electric Boogaloo

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