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The best day to book Christmas travel is… — By If you haven't booked your Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's Eve holiday air travel yet, plan to do so this week or next, during what predicts will be the prime days for pricing, availability and seat choice. The absolute best day to book Christmas travel, says the online travel company powered by the legacy airlines, is Wednesday, Oct.

6 apps that can save your financial life — By When Ashley Bona graduated from college in 2011, she found herself with $75,000 in student loan debt and no easy method to keep four loan payments straight and timely. That was until she found an app for that.

Try these tricks to save money on car insurance — Did you know that at least four of the nation's largest insurers will give you a discount on your car insurance if your vehicle has daytime-running lights? That's one money-saving secret uncovered in its annual deep dive into discounts available from car-insurance plans. "People don't know this stuff," says Doug Whitehead, insurance analyst for

You have one day to get a deal at one of these luxury hotels — Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa The success of Cyber Monday has provided a springboard for another type of one-day flash sale, this one for luxury hoteliers: the Cyber Summer deal. On Saturday, June 21, the first official day of summer, a bevy of hotel properties in destinations known more as spring-break and convention destinations rather than summer vacation spots will offer discounts of as much as 70% off peak rates.

Why AT&T and Verizon aren’t hung up on land lines — At decade's end, the trusty land-line telephone could be nothing more than a memory. Telecom giants AT&T and Verizon Communications are lobbying states, one by one, to hang up the plain, old telephone system, what the industry now calls POTS - the copper-wired land-line phone system whose reliability and reach made the U.S.

Prepare to Hang Up the Phone, Forever

For travel deals, avoid spring breakers — Taking a vacation this spring will require more patience and a bigger chunk of money than it has in recent years. "Spring travel this year is a four-letter word," says Tom Parsons, chief executive of travel site "It's u-g-l-y."

How 'WEP' Could Upset Your Retirement Plans — If you've spent your working life in a government job-say, teaching public school or fighting fires-while also holding private-sector jobs, you could run into the Social Security Administration's Windfall Elimination Provision when you retire.

8 food trends of 2014 — Carnivores, brace yourselves: The cost of steaks will skyrocket this year, and as a result, you'll probably see more restaurants serving up nose-to-tail and root-to-stalk culinary creations. But hold your taste buds-there are a number of other food trends that will shake up your senses if not your sensibilities.

The Pitfalls of Applying for Medicare — Roughly 3.65 million Americans will turn 65 this year and become eligible for Medicare. But be warned: There's nothing simple about signing up for the government's health-care insurance program. "Medicare is complicated," says Paula Muschler, operations manager of the Allsup Medicare Advisor, a Medicare advisory-services company.
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