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Electric Skates Are Super-Serving Millennials

Imagine being able to zoom around traffic clogs on the sidewalk so you can get to your destination faster. In what seems like news of the weird, there's a new invention that allows people to strap electric skates to their feet to get around. Branded as Rocket Skates, these things ...

Free App Could Save Your Life in an Emergency

The power button on your phone could save your life…thanks to a free app developed by a 12 year old. Dylan Puccetti of Galveston, TX., developed Save Me Pro after learning about a kidnapping that took place in his town during the late '90s. This app turns your phone into ...

How To Get Generic Drugs Even Cheaper

Generic drugs now account for well over 80% of all prescriptions. Just 10 years ago, less than half of drugs sold were generics. Much of the growth is because employers make generics extra-affordable through mail order programs (pharmacy benefits managers). Then you also have the grocery stores and big box ...

How To Shop for Term Life Insurance

It's distressing to me how few people with young kids have life insurance. The problem is the insurance that's best for people with dependents is not touted by the industry as a general rule. Stay-at-home spouses have a special need for life insurance. A new survey from finds the ...

Avoid this hidden pitfall in a 529 plan

Avoid this hidden pitfall in a 529 plan

Grandparents who think they're doing a grandchild a favor by saving for their college in a 529 plan could actually be hurting the child's future financial aid. Here's a tip to avoid this gotcha!

Money & Marriage: 5 Ways To Keep the Peace

How many couples have you seen marry and then blow up when fighting about money? Arguments over family finances are a leading cause of divorce. Here are 5 key steps couples can take to better manage their financial lives together 1. Appoint a CFO (Chief Financial Officer) While neither of ...

Student Loan Guide

Do you need to borrow to fund college education for yourself or your child? I wrote this guide to tell you about my Clark Smart approach to student loans. If you already have student loans, you'll probably want to jump my very popular section on student loan forgiveness and affordable ...

How Do You Teach Kids About Money?

How do you teach your kids about money? If you don't do it, one thing is certain: They'll learn their lesson in the school of hard knocks...and you don't want that. As a parent, there is so much you can do in this arena, yet a recent T. Rowe Price ...

5 Baby Buys Worth the Splurge

As a new parent your impulse may be to provide whatever your baby needs – no matter the cost. (Having just embarked on parenting, I can speak from personal experience!) But, of course, your child doesn’t need everything. In fact, a newborn can survive happily on simple basics – food, ...

Toy stores battling for your Christmas dollar

Toy stores battling for your Christmas dollar

Toy shoppers will have a present of their own this Christmas season: Low prices thanks to a retail battle royale! Here's one trick to save you even more this season.

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