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... different people telling me they would send me a Money order or a certified cashier's check and their shipper will pick up the van for shipment ...

...ring a great deal on auto "leftovers." ...

...hel with Cardholder Services," you could have Money coming your way. That's right. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer w...

...ther save a little bit of Money now? Or a ton of Money later? That's the decision you're unwittingly making when the checkout clerk chirps, ...

...cal services for less, so you --and your bank ...

...iender Reports– three ways to save time and Money when you shop. ...

...edit, the last thing you need to do is waste more Money on questionable services. •Paying for shady debt settlement services. If a company g...

...te bags and quilted, well, quilts.  Why not make Money when you make stuff instead of burying your family with crafty expressions of your love?  Her...

...ally try out those apps and see for myself....

...or a wise investment, OK, but many people use the Money to splurge on something they really don't need instead. So this year, when you do you...

... different savings accounts in order to set aside Money for 10 different priorities. Now I want to talk about how they fixed their "grocery probl...

...w about health insurance that could help you save Money and time. ...

...you never have to use. What a dull thing to spend Money on. Here are 5 ways to spend less: Shop around to see if there are big price differences ...

...lows you to open a Health Savings Account to save Money for medical expenses pre-tax. If you are healthy, pay lower premiums up front but a higher pe...

...e payments on time, every time. •Move your Money around. One of the things that counts against you is having credit cards that are nearly maxe...

...mption, you can pretend you've got others! ...

...s that you may be able to claim. ~Elisabeth ...

...ible rather than scrapping them prematurely. ...

...he mom or dad doing the spending, not so much. ...

...nt less for a trade-in if it had frame damage. ...

...uld do a story about this. I need your help."...

...edit card debt that can help you SAVE BIG. ...

...tion they can use to steal their identities. ...

... an old warning with a new twist: bidder beware. ...

...having to return it with nothing to show for your Money. I've lectured and droned about leasing before, but recently I heard some fresh arguments...

...;m a big advocate of buying used cars to save BIG Money. In fact, I myself will never again buy a new car. You can save even MORE by buying that use...

...ng back your car insurance is a great way to save Money in tight times. Before the insurance folks start screaming, let me make it clear: insurance i...

...ine. Turns out that is a very important step! ...

... Senate committee and heads for the full Senate. ...

...time when they go to get their car repaired. ...

...s you don't carry a balance, you are throwing Money away if you don't have one. I divide rewards cards into two categories. First,those that...

...rnment gives you $4,500 toward the vehicle. ...

...the "ground" and I appreciate it. ~EL ...

...y people in other countries against Americans. ...

... a crash and have always been well-maintained. ...

...o hear from me, but for ME to hear from YOU! ...

...more enticing reason to hire a licensed one: free Money. ...

..." to test your knowledge of some obscure but Money-saving–rules....

...been victimized before will fall for it again. ...

... but I didn't explain how to actually get the Money! If you don't have the actual paper certificate, follow the instructions on the website. ...

... foreclosure, and working from home to make extra Money. Thank you for the smart, thoughtful questions and keep them coming! ~Elisabeth ...

...ue scam not just a rip-off–because you pay Money up front then get NOTHING. ...

...ing about ways to offset your tax bill. Donating Money is one way to do it. Giving to charity should make you feel good and help a good cause. But ...

...ed the product "Airborne," you could have Money coming. Airborne has settled a class action lawsuit and government charges brought by the Fed...

...exist anymore, but debtor's rights do....

..." but then trying to lure consumers to spend Money on a bunch of unnecessary credit-related services. It's a development that could sidetrac...

... loan you get, and how you manage that loan later....

...ndustry is trying to encourage customers to spend Money without ever speaking to a human. Finally, when you get to your destination, walk into the ren...

...eap as twenty bucks, or as much as $200. ...

...e link to "Stealing You," part 2)...

...apart? That's where warranties come in. ...

... to make Money. My focus is more how not to lose Money. Then it dawned on me: in these wild financial times, not losing is the new gain! Here are t...

...me strategies to help you liberate yourself too. ...

... you here in this column. Bring it on! ~EL ...

...inking they were going to learn about how to make Money in real estate (real estate seminars are another sketchy arena) and they would hear pitches fo...

...nding the right resources to help you manage your Money wisely and SAVE BIG. ...

...reeze your credit cards so you begin to send more Money than you spend. Negotiate with your credit card company for a lower interest rate. Use savin...

...heaper, and that's the trap. If you pay less Money but pay it for way longer, a lower monthly car payment can end up being more expensive than a ...

...d you like to learn another way to save a pile of Money on a brand new car? A method that you can do any time without Uncle Sam's help? Yes? Ok, l...

...gs on a big ticket item like a car? That is REAL Money. ...

...r that old truism you probably picture all of the Money the taxes will cost you. But guess what? Death can be pricey too because funeral homes and c...

...e is an easy, satisfying solution, so read on! ...

...r!! Does this sound like a scam? ~D, Texas ...

...itting subject for this week's column....

....  But if you’re spending a substantial sum of Money, checking for a solid warranty should be part of your comparison shopping process. To see whi...

...transmit the required caller ID information. ...

...tly merges the consumer and political beats. ...

...ller, smarter instead of harder. ~Elisabeth ...

...y" program (Please link to Thursday 9/23 Good Money?) I talked about how to find and get a fair deal from a mechanic. After I got off the set, I ...

...cal farm's fall CSA to save the day AND save Money. ...

... on its own or as part of the econ curriculum. ...

... Here's a picture of the "check.": ...

...this column, I talk about ways to save Money. Big Money. Well, there's only one thing better than saving big and that's getting stuff for fr...

...on gasoline, but those who use their cars to save Money on other things namely groceries–suffer twice. Many people are in the habit of making ...

...;ll save $4 per week, $208 per year! ...

...ut that I might be able to save him some time and Money by asking a couple of questions first. ...

... to be connected to the government or they charge Money for something you can get for free from the government. There are two examples right now that...

...aster doesn't toast. You mechanic wants more Money. Your credit card company just pulled a bait and switch. And a new friend in Nigeria wants y...

...our grocery bills by as much as 80 percent....

... the health care section of my book, SAVE BIG. ...

...`s free to join and, if you don`t, you`re leaving Money on the table. Whether you`re trying to put your holiday shopping behind you or trying to plan ...

...llow's Home Buying "IQ Quiz" here. ...

... out cold calls, use a multi-layered approach. ...

... a dishwasher and microwave to match, right? ...

...ices •Credit reporting •Debt collection •Money transfers •Other financial services   After you file a complaint, the CFPB demands a res...

...ss of your loved one rather than the loss of your Money. ...

... and it will link you to that state’s unclaimed Money page. With all three of these steps, if you see unclaimed accounts that belong to you, simply...

...have often preached here, credit costs Money big Money–and there are two ways to cut that cost: use less credit and get credit for less. The w...

...e method isn't important, but knowing how the Money is being spent is. Banking: People don't write as many checks as they used to, but it...

...hone call? Well, turns out, plenty of people. ...

...tion. Sounds melodramatic, but it's true. ...

... made changes to their insurance coverage to save Money. Good job, guys! It would be wise for the rest of us to consider doing the same. Oddly enou...

...I'm going to give you the simple version. ...

...p: 52,000 jobs. AT&T: 12,000 jobs. State Street Money Managers: 1,700. Viacom: 850 jobs. The point of this exercise was so I could point out that ...

...dge with the rest of us as a public service. ...

...I feel like I've heard or given!–every Money-saving tip on the planet. But if your goal is to travel AROUND the planet, I just learned som...

...e Ownership" is my antidote. Here goes. ...

...y" program (Please link to Thursday 9/23 Good Money?) I talked about how to find and get a fair deal from a mechanic. After I got off the set, I ...

... have something —namely a car— to show for my Money at the end of the term. Still unsure whether to lease or buy?  Here’s a calculator to help...

...ntinues to be a sound strategy for many of us. ...

...urn equal to the amount of your interest rate. ...

...Bear Sterns and EMC did not admit wrongdoing.) ...

...age and twice as likely to be foreclosed on. ...

...ssing up or by hearing from viewers who did! ...

...r their services, but if you want or need to save Money at the doctor's office, it is definitely doable. ...

...t more expensive. And it's going to save you Money. Yes, it sounds loony, but I believe it, because Consumer Reports says so. This is not a gro...

...is year. After all, consumers are trying to save Money in this tight economy and some are avoiding new American cars because they're worried abou...

...some books that have inspired and educated me. ...

... for free, because the truth is, I cover the same Money-saving topics here, just not in bookish depth. ...

... that I didn't actually pursue it. Argh! ...

...ot; mailform that leads to my Google account.) ...

...r deceptive practices to try to collect a debt. ...

...e as police officers and firefighters and ask for Money. ...

...in order to afford the prescriptions you need: ...

...ant it to?  Is work an appropriate place to talk Money?   I’m curious.  Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.  ...

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...power company. You may be able to get additional Money from them! ...

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...the consumer pulse and keep them coming. ~EL ...

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...living in. I hope my answers are a help. ~EL ...

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...es and look in the places where we spend the most Money: our homes, cars, credit, groceries and healthcare. In my book I make some very different as...

... you can get in touch. Click here to Ask Eli. ...

...able firm. Details, below. --Elisabeth Leamy ...

...love some advice on what to do. ~K, Minnesota ...

...myself and share it with you. Here goes! ~EL ...

... scams designed to take your Money --not make you Money. For more details, read on. ~EL ...

...ders asking questions. Here are some answers. ...

... may seem like a ploy to get people to spend more Money, but, actually, the sensitive instruments in detectors just wear out over time, so it really i...

...the group that regulates investment brokers. ...

...which can, in turn, help you buy more groceries! ...

...d and my reality checks to go along with them. ...

...hat promise people an easy way to make some extra Money. NCL says the timing is terrible, because at the same time fraudsters are striking, many gover...

...ou find Money or a mineshaft where you pour your Money. It's all depends on three factors on a sliding scale: how much you can reduce your inter...

...ors that can help you figure out if you will save Money by refinancing. Keep in mind, these calculators are only as good as the numbers you plug into...

...an usual, so the scam seems to be taking hold. ...

...he house rather than on the house itself. ~EL ...

...om my book Save BIG, I love to save big chunks of Money from time to time rather than pinching pennies day in and day out.  Well, I just found a new ...

...p fees, so carrying a balance would be unwise. ...

...ission to call you. And who would give it? ...

...hem any good to turn you away, because they lose Money. On he other hand, if you've seen a stylist for a long time and they balk at a change --...

... Instead –one time only– you can roll Money from your IRA into your HSA (up to the HSA annual limit) to pay those bills. This final strat...

...to reduce them down to thirty percent. Move your Money around: Since it’s best to only charge up thirty percent of your balance, one way to game th...

...h you also share BIG savings ideas with me....

...e. Rather than scrambling to save a little bit of Money every day, you focus on saving when these big opportunities come up -- like when you buy a car...

...healthcare and that would have been more clear. ...

... It all makes for a chaotic dialogue about saving Money that we can all learn from. This week I'll respond to your questions and comments about h...

...th attitudes give me an opportunity to share more Money-saving ideas with you. ~Elisabeth ...

...of sending in the full payment once a month. ...

...this column, I'm previewing some of the great Money-saving information I've gathered. ...

...r gallon when you pay with a Walmart credit card, MoneyCard or with Walmart's Bluebird by AmEx card. Or, if you don't have a Walmart credit c...

...ith your own.  Happy (timed) shopping!  ...

...a shoppers know that one of the best ways to save Money is to layer multiple savings strategies on top of each other. Here's one more layer of in...

...f you book directly with the hotel they make more Money, so they're more likely to offer you upgrades, late check out and general good service. ...

...to see your letter and take it into account. ...

...and doing a credit check? S.C. Liberty, MO ...

...#39;ve been duped, the curbstoner is long gone. ...

...ower company perks that will save you energy and Money. ...

... house or agree to make energy-efficient upgrades....

... greed, most victims never even consider that. ...

...ems. And he's not charging me any additional Money. ...

...n purchased the highest rate in five years. ...

... after all, I AM "the savvy consumer!" ...

...rue loans, but those loans turn out to be abusive....

... is about to graduate. As they start making real Money for the first time in their lives, they are prime targets for scam artists. Scammers tend to ...

...n about closing costs in my weekly column. ...

...of other peoples' greed or your own mis-steps....

...rmite companies to inspect and give us estimates. ...

...unterfeit cash. Or he says he needs to take your Money with him to confront the teller. He gives you a receipt and says he'll call you when you ...

...AND seniors in college who are about to make real Money for the first time. ~EL You receive a letter or email from somebody claiming to be an off...

...'ll notice that the trick is in the wording. ...

... Others report the contractor made off with their Money and did no work at all! ...

...te personal trainers, so anybody can become one. ...

... your computer in order to "help" you. ...

...n this tricky economy. Don't fall for it. ...

...rocery Guru: Chrissy Pate of BeCentsAble.net. ...

... and proud to give to your friends and family. ...

...out gyms are up more than 90% in the last 5 years....

...9; into the "black," or profitability. ...

...it's the world of "rent to own." ...

...use that's what you always pay for milk. ...

...te that is enviable by historical standards. ...

... The EBSA sometimes even sues to seize retirement Money. You can utilize the agency's services by clicking HERE. Lost 401(k)s Sometimes whe...

... be from the Internal Revenue Service and demands Money for unpaid taxes, which has already cost consumers a reported $5 million. •Rach...

...vilishly clever schemes to separate you from your Money. That's why I'm about to arm you with the information you need to be a virtual scam-b...

...eap as twenty bucks, or as much as $200. ...

...st patterns, you can use that information to save Money this holiday season. How? Timing. Using several years worth of sale tracking data, DealNews...

...can scoop up tax refunds using YOUR good name. ...

...
Strategy #10: Do volunteer work for student loan Money = $4,725 It was easy to find ways for Robin Shoblock to make a dent in her student loans...

... The EBSA sometimes even sues to seize retirement Money. You can utilize the agency's services by clicking HERE. Lost 401(k)s Sometimes when ...

... the average, so many people could save even more Money by prepaying their mortgage. I did the math and even if they sent just $25 extra per mont...

...wer point. CLICK HERE for more consumer news and Money-saving tips from Elisabeth Leamy. ...

...'re allowed to love hating the IRS again!) ...

...some strategies to help you liberate yourself too....

...ngs held hostage until you agree to cough up more Money, missing property, damaged property, stolen property BUT, HEY, NO BIG DEAL. We're only t...

... for free is clearly deceptive if you have to pay Money at some point before you sign on the dotted line," said Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC&...

... tickets until you read this. Here's why: ...

...eriences and maybe dodge a headache ourselves. ...

...heir insurance company's covered list....

...ject Money," you can find it at http://projectMoney.summitcreditunion.com/. Credit unions provide all sorts of free financial coaching and it...

... are out there and the very real possibility that Money could be waiting for YOU. However, this cynical swindle is over-the-top and that's the fi...

...on. For more articles about how to find unclaimed Money, click HERE. ...

...ever received them in the mail. How do I claim my Money? The Treasury Department refers to these as “undeliverable” bonds. Once again, the answer...

...s from readers, because there's an unclaimed Money question that keeps coming up again and again. That tells me there's a need, so here goes...

...et the car for less Money, you can try to get the Money to buy more car --by asking for extras like new floormats or tires, a souped up stereo or an u...

...nd of our small house. Any suggestions? Kathy ...

... plenty nice and cruising along just fine. ...

...ing local brick and mortar stores a run for their Money when it comes to natural and organic foods. We found that you can, indeed, get some products ...

...se is a great way to save Money, (by not throwing Money away on rent) BUT with certain conditions: ...

...ther a series of television stories entitled "Money Blunders," and let's just say credit life insurance was one of them. It's insuran...

...'t need a hybrid." I was intrigued. ...

...er file of deaths to come up with that number. ...

...portant part of your purchase: the mortgage. ...