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EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Pawnshops commanding attention EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Pawnshops commanding attention
1 week ago - - MARY HUNT
In the wake of America’s big economic crisis back in 2008, dollar stores and thrift stores have seen a big resurgence. And now, another kind of retail quasi-lender is commanding all kinds of attention from sellers and buyers: pawnshops. [Read More]

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SMART MONEY: Money invested can pay for mortgage SMART MONEY: Money invested can pay for mortgage
5 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: You have mentioned a few times we should be able to earn 5 percent on our money without much problem. I have a mortgage with five years left on it costing 3 percent. Where do you recommend I invest $100,000 for three to five years to earn more than 3 percent? [Read More]
CONSUMER REPORTS: Should I lease or buy solar panels? CONSUMER REPORTS: Should I lease or buy solar panels?
5 weeks ago -
Buying solar panels requires an investment and more decision-making than leasing, but over the long term, the benefits of owning your system are hard to beat. Consumer Reports offers this overview: [Read More]
LOTTERY LOTTERY
5 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Saturday: [Read More]
ANALYSIS: Hidden risk in corporate balance sheets
5 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — America has a debt problem, but it’s not what you think. [Read More]
LOTTERY LOTTERY
5 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday: [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to get rid of rust stains EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to get rid of rust stains
5 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: Our water pressure is very high, which has created rust-colored stains in our fiberglass bathtub. I tried scrubbing with Comet, but that did nothing. How can I remove these terrible stains? — MaryAnne [Read More]
LOTTERY LOTTERY
5 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday: [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The easy way to build great credit EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: The easy way to build great credit
5 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
DEAR MARY: You have said that it’s important to keep our credit cards active even if we keep them at zero balance. How often should we use them to keep them active? Does it matter how much we put on them? [Read More]
LOTTERY LOTTERY
5 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Wednesday: [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to shift to living with cash EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to shift to living with cash
5 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Banks and retailers have benefited greatly the past few decades by promoting a cashless lifestyle. They convinced us that it’s safer and more convenient to carry plastic. [Read More]
LOTTERY LOTTERY
5 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Tuesday: [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Four steps for how to stop worrying forever EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Four steps for how to stop worrying forever
5 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Somewhere in my life, I picked up the habit of worrying. [Read More]
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