Category Archives: Shopping

How to earn a Southwest Companion Pass now

Lyn Mettler

I’m a big fan of the Southwest Companion Pass, but changes in April have made it more difficult – but far from impossible – to earn the 110,000 points that will let one person fly with you for nearly free…
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Extreme bedroom makeovers – on a budget

Dawn Papandrea

With my older son turning 14 in a few weeks and starting high school in the fall, we thought it’s time that he and his 9-year-old brother have their own space. They’ve been sharing a bedroom since the little guy…
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How I’m using a windfall to tackle my credit card debt

John Egan

An unexpected windfall recently came my way, and I realized right away that I had to avoid the urge to splurge. Therefore, much of the newfound money is going toward paying off credit card debt, not toward the latest Apple…
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Airline shopping buttons make it easy to earn miles, points

Lyn Mettler

One of my favorite free ways to earn airline miles and points is by starting my online shopping at airline shopping portals. By simply clicking through to the website where you’ll be doing your shopping, you earn airline points or…
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Beware of payment prompts that can lead you to over-tip

Kelly Dilworth

As more restaurants and other service providers use mobile card readers to process payments, consumers are increasingly being asked to punch in a preselected tip amount of 15, 20 or even 25 percent – or they have to guiltily hit…
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