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EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to find the perfect humidity EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to find the perfect humidity
5 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Humidity is a popular topic among friends and neighbors where I live in northern Colorado. It’s like we have no humidity at all. Well, not exactly, but it averages around 20 percent during the summer and fall months. [Read More]

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EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Dental savings plans can put a smile on your face EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Dental savings plans can put a smile on your face
16 weeks ago -
Last week I got a frantic letter from Lisa who is facing an emergency dental situation with a $15,000 price tag. She is desperate for options that will fix her teeth without plunging her into debt. [Read More]
Consumer watchdog proposes ban on some arbitration clauses Consumer watchdog proposes ban on some arbitration clauses
16 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — If government regulators get their way, it’s going to become a lot easier to sue your bank. [Read More]
LOTTERY LOTTERY
16 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Wednesday... [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to mix your own vinegar EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to mix your own vinegar
16 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: I’ve noticed that the 1-gallon jug of white vinegar at the store says it’s mixed with water to have 5 percent acidity. Is it possible to buy pure vinegar and dilute it to whatever acidity I want? And the jugs are heavy and take up a lot of storage space. [Read More]
LOTTERY LOTTERY
16 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Tuesday: [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Brown-bag lunches better than bought lunches EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Brown-bag lunches better than bought lunches
16 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
I know people who try to convince themselves that they can buy lunch every day for less than they’d spend on groceries needed to bring lunch to work. That kind of flawed thinking could very well be the reason those same people complain that they do not have money to put away for savings. [Read More]
LOTTERY LOTTERY
16 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Monday... [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Money is for managing, not spending EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Money is for managing, not spending
16 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
It took me a long time to fully understand the profound truth that money is not just for spending; it is for managing first and then spending. [Read More]
SMART MONEY: Leftover college savings are basis for investing SMART MONEY: Leftover college savings are basis for investing
16 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: My 24-year-old daughter has a 529 plan that is worth about $25,000. Scholarships paid for her undergraduate degree, and she has an assistantship for her master’s degree program. She’s needed very little of the money. [Read More]
CONSUMER REPORTS: What makes a great doctor? CONSUMER REPORTS: What makes a great doctor?
16 weeks ago -
Many of us yearn for a wise, empathetic doctor who knows us, and our loved ones, inside and out. [Read More]
Millenials have trouble saving for down payment
16 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Short of savings and burdened by debt, America’s millennials are struggling to afford their first homes in the face of sharply higher prices in many of the most desirable cities. [Read More]
LOTTERY LOTTERY
16 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Sunday: [Read More]
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