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  • How to make money blogging: Five steps

    Blogging can offer an income, but is by no means a get-rich-quick business. If you're prepared to put the work in, here are five common ways to monetize blogging. 

  • Halloween freebies: where to find free and discounted food

    Halloween is a big day for restaurant specials. Some require a costume, some require a purchase, and some require a child — but not all. Read on for the best Halloween freebies and discounts on food this year. 

  • Holiday layaway 101: Don't sacrifice savings for convenience

    Layaway programs have already been rolled out by retailers like Walmart, Toys 'R' Us, and Kmart to lure holiday shoppers. Layaway, which lets shoppers pay for items in installments, can seem like a good option for shoppers who want to stick to a budget, but there are downsides. 

  • Halloween, once for kids, has become an adult holiday

    Halloween spending is expected to top $7.4 billion this year, according to the National Retail Federation. Pet costumes is the fastest-growing spending category, and Americans will spend more on Halloween costumes for adults than for children. 

  • Xbox One gets $50 price cut. How to find it cheaper.

    Xbox One recently got a $50 price cut from Microsoft, which may seem like good news if you've been waiting to buy one. But before you whip out your credit card, keep in mind that even better deals have already been spotted for the Xbox One – and they're likely to continue. 

  • Black Friday strategies: 12 ways to prepare

    Black Friday has become a week-long shopping extravaganza when even seasoned bargain hunters can overspend. Here are 12 tips on what to avoid, how to prepare, and how to make the most of Black Friday.

  • Stocks are back to normal: bumpy

    The stock market has been relatively smooth for the last few years, but the volatility of the past few weeks is more the norm. The best remedy for a bumpy stock market is to maintain a well-diversified portfolio and stick to your investment strategy.

  • How to fund a 401(k) when you're your own boss

    When you hear the term '401(k) account,' you might immediately think of an employer-sponsored plan. But Solo 401(k) plans allow small business owners and independent contractors to save for retirement in similar types of accounts. 

October 31, 2014

Photos of the day 10/31

A polar bear eats a pumpkin during a Halloween celebration in the Tiergarten Schoenbrunn zoo in Vienna.

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