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  • Five road trips to take while gas is dirt cheap

    With gas prices near or below $2 per gallon, now is the perfect time to take a road trip. We've picked five hot road trip destinations for you and calculated how much a round trip car ride would be from seven of the country's biggest cities. 

  • International travel just became cheaper

    The US dollar's exchange rates with international currencies have improved in the last eight months. This means food, transportation costs, and other expenses will cost you less when visiting some popular destinations across the globe. 

  • Best tablet deals: Windows and Android slates from $77

    If you're looking for cheap, mid-sized tablets for entertainment or work, you'll want to check out this list of five great tablet deals. You can save $30 on the full-HD Dell Venue 8, grab a Toshiba Encore Mini for just $79, or bag a Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 at $81 off.

  • 529A savings plans could help people with disabilities

    The US Congress passed the ABLE Act last year, which created a 529A account to provide tax advantaged benefits for disabled individuals. The 529A will allow more families to plan support for disabled loved ones, and use it as needed. 

January 25, 2015

Photos of the weekend

Firefighter Travis Theurer signals to those on shore that he’s strapped fellow firefighter Donnie Corn in to be pulled out of the water Saturday, during ice rescue training in Portland, Indiana.

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  • Five side jobs that can supplement your income

    Whether you're struggling to get by or want to put money away for a wedding or vacation, extra cash flow never hurts. Here are five ways to supplement your income without doing a ton of extra work. 

  • Six steps to debt freedom

    Tackling debt isn't easy, especially at the beginning. But a few key adjustments to your budget can send you well on your way to a debt-free paradise. Here are six cost-cutting measures to help eliminate your debt quickly. 

  • Five ways to make difficult conversations about money easier

    Conversations about money can be hard and awkward, but they're essential in avoiding conflicts with those close to you. Here are five ways to make those tricky money conversations a bit easier. 

  • Nine cheap alternatives to high-cost winter clothes

    With temperatures falling and snow piles rising across the nation, you might be scrambling to get together some semblance of a practical winter wardrobe. We've rounded up nine cheaper alternatives to pricey North Face coats and UGG boots that will keep you warm, and fashionable.  

  • Student loans: How Obama's community college plan could give 9 million students break

    Student loans have become a major  financial hurdle for young adults. But President Obama's plans to offer two years of free community college could help 9 million students save an average of $3,800 in full-time tuition per year, and reduce student loans. 

  • Five amazing travel deals to Europe, including a $144 flight. Really.

    If you've always wanted to visit Europe, then this could be the year. Take your once-in-a-lifetime trip with our five best travel deals: We've found airfare to Europe from as low as $144 one-way and 6-night flight and hotel packages for two starting from $1,521 plus other offers. 

  • Winter prep: 13 tools you should always keep in the car

    The windy, slushy winter days are here, and it's crucial to prepare in advance for any car trouble. Keep these tools handy, and you'll be ready for any crisis that could strike during winter on the road. 

  • As adoption fees mount, a loan could fill the gap

    Adopting a child can be an amazing experience, but costs for the process can exceed $40,000. A loan can help with adoption costs, but you need to answer a few questions before committing to borrowing money. 

  • LGBT seniors face special challenges in retirement

    LGBT couples can face high levels of financial insecurity in their retirement years. Many in the LGBT community do not trust traditional financial institutions, and retirement income streams like social security benefits, state pensions, and more do not always recognize same-sex partners.

  • In-flight Wi-Fi gathers speed

    In-flight WiFi is becoming more and more common on US air carriers, making it easy to binge-watch Netflix and answer work emails on your phone, laptop or tablet at 30,000 feet.