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​Max Out Your HSA To Supplement Your Retirement Savings

Those of us in high-deductible health care plans with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) often put in just enough money to pay for medical expenses throughout the year. You might reconsider that strategy and use your HSA for additional retirement savings. Taxpayers can use an HSAs to pay for health care related expenses, but when you […]

​Consolidate Your Credit Card Gift Cards with Google Wallet

The next time you have a few dollars left on one of those prepaid credit card-based gift cards, consolidate those odd dollars and cents into your Google Wallet account. Google has detailed steps on adding a credit card to your Google Wallet Balance, which you’ll need to follow to add your prepaid credit card info. […]

​Ask to Split the Cost of Your Next Interview if You Have to Travel

Sometimes you get a potentially great job opportunity, but you have to travel to go to an interview. Consider asking the interviewer to split some of the costs before agreeing to attend. Over at Ask the Headhunter they tackle the question of who foots the bill for a job interview: the applicant or the employer. […]

Google’s New Account History Page Helps Further Control Your Privacy

As you probably know, Google tracks quite a bit of what you do online. Much of this is to improve your search results or to assist with Google Now. Google’s updated Account History page now allows you to “pause” or delete Google’s historical information about you. We’ve told you how to remove your Google Web […]

​Find Family Friendly Day Trips in Any State with This Tool

If the kids are getting bored this summer, you may want to get out of town for a day and do something interesting. Toyota has an interactive website that tells you about the attractions you may not know about in your region. First pick the region, such as the Midwest. Pick your state and then […]

​Focus on Shared Goals to Reduce Workplace Conflicts

When tempers flare at the office, we often say things we regret later. Talk about your shared interests in solving the conflict and potentially prevent the conflict from escalating. The Harvard Business Review advises keeping emotions out of a discussion. Even if your colleague says they are angry or disappointed, hold back from starting the […]

Check Your C.L.U.E. Report for Insurance Errors That Could Raise Your Rates

You probably know you should check your credit report periodically, but do you know what your C.L.U.E. report says? It helps determine your insurance costs and like a credit report, you should check it for errors. How to Monitor Your Own Credit, For Free, ForeverHow to Monitor Your Own Credit, For Free, ForeverHow to Monitor […]

​Ask for an “Out of Order” Rate to Save on Hotel Costs

The next time you are looking an inexpensive hotel room at the last minute, try asking for an “out of order” rate for a great deal. Often a hotel will have a room or two with a minor problem like a broken TV, refrigerator, or a table. These rooms can’t be charged at full price […]

The Best Way to Share a Pack of Oreos

If you’re looking for an easy party snack, grab a package of Oreos—or similarly packaged cookies—and empty out the cookies from the middle section of the plastic holder. Then just add milk to the empty section for community dunking. The tip comes from Oreo Cookies’ own YouTube channel and shows a great way to avoid […]

SwapFu Gives You a Place to Trade Games With Others for Free

We’ve shown you the best places to trade in your used games for real money, but SwapFu is site where you can literally trade video games with other users. The Best Places to Trade In Your Used Games for Real Money Without Leaving the HouseThe Best Places to Trade In Your Used Games for Real […]

Turn a Long Shawl or Scarf Into a Baby Carrier

If you’re interested in an alternative to baby carriers, Meredith from weblog Becoming Mamas demonstrates two ways to carry your little one with just a wrap. The two methods shown are the Front Wrap Cross Carry and the Front Cross Carry, both the “legs in” version of the carries. She demonstrates a “legs out” version […]

This Week’s Most Popular Posts: July 5th to July 11th

This week we checked out some DIY projects you can do in an hour, debunked some computer security myths, learned to master our grills, got some free books from Microsoft, and learned to peel delicious mangoes. Here’s a look back. Top 10 Outdoor DIY Projects You Can Do in Under an HourTop 10 Outdoor DIY […]

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