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Disney World's Latest Fees and How to Avoid Them

While it's certainly frustrating that Walt Disney World has decided to start charging for overnight parking at their hotels, there are ways around these fees. Namely, it may be time to consider skipping the rental car on your next trip or even electing to stay off property instead.

Why Now is the Time to Double Check Your Tax Withholdings

With the new tax law taking effect and the 2017 tax deadline fast approaching, now is definitely the time to review your current withholdings. After checking the IRS's online calculator, ask your human resources or payroll department how you can file a new W-4 if need be. Just remember, while...

Need a Passport? One Reason to Get it This Month

Even if you don't have a particular trip abroad planned just yet, there's little harm in applying for a U.S. passport now. First of all, for those over the age of 16, passports are valid for 10 years from when they are issued, giving you plenty of time to take...

When Changing Passwords Becomes a Personal Finance Problem

The moral of the story isn't just that you should probably strengthen your Starbucks account password (although I'd recommend it), but that you may want to take a closer look at your password patterns and make some updates.

PayPal Launches "Moola Mania" Sweepstakes and Game

As a one-time eBay obsessor, I've been using PayPal for quite a long time. However, that usage has seemingly increased as of late β€” even in the face of competition from Apple, Venmo, Square Cash,Β and others. While I can't quite explain what's been leading me to click that PayPal button...

Don't Wait β€” Get Your Tax Return Done ASAP

While you'll still technically have a couple of months before you must file your 2017 tax returns, there are some good reasons not to wait. With that deadline drawing near, now is the time to get organized and get your taxes done. Hey β€” after you do, you'll have a...
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BofA Customers Can Now Earn Bonus Cashback at Starbucks

Sometimes I come across a story and just know that it's perfect for my weekly Quick Tip. That's exactly what happened when I saw that Starbucks was teaming up with Bank of America for a new partnership. Initially, I assumed that this was just a new Starbucks Rewards credit card...
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Travel Tuesday: Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel Review

Something funny about me is that, despite being a huge Disney fan who knows the parks like the back of my hand, I can count the number of times I've stayed on Walt Disney World property on just a few fingers. But, while continuing our Florida trip that saw us...
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A Quick Yale Assure Lock 2 Touch Review - Is it Worth the Cost?

Back in October, when it became clear that we were nearing our first home purchase, I highlighted three purchases we were making as soon as we closed on the house. One of those items was locks β€” including the possibility of purchasing a smart lock. Well, sure enough, we decided...
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How I Instantly Saved Money on My Adobe Subscription

It was nearly one year ago that I shared how I was putting several of my subscriptions on the chopping block and making other efforts to save money each month. As part of that push, I explored the idea of using other video and audio editing platforms so that I...