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How to Clean Out Your Cellphone Bill Clutter


Do you ever look at your cellphone bill and wonder, “Why am I even paying for all this extra stuff?” Maybe you pay for unlimited data and you only use a few gigabytes of data every month. Or maybe you pay extra for a streaming subscription you never use. Here are a few tips to clean out your cellphone bill and make sure you don’t pay for things you don’t need...
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If You Find This Thrift Shopping, Buy It

Shopping thrift stores, flea markets and estate sales can be overwhelming. With the sheer volume of stuff, how do you know where to start? How do you spot gems amid all the … well, junk? As a professional reseller who’s been combing thr...

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Be Sure to Do This With Your Tax Software

In recent years, scammers have targeted a growing number of taxpayers. Now, added protections can help guard you from such fraud. The IRS recently announced that multi-factor authentication will be available on all 2021 online tax preparati...

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Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Power Outages?

Losing electrical power in your home is more than inconvenient and potentially hazardous; it can also lead to serious expenses. Fortunately, some of those are probably covered by your homeowners insurance. That could be good news to more th...

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How Much of My Social Security Can My Ex Take?

Welcome to our “Social Security Q&A” series. You ask a question about Social Security, and a guest expert answers it. You can learn how to ask a question of your own below. And if you would like a personalized report detailing your ...

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These 4 Cards Can Save Hundreds on Flights, Hotels and Upgrades

Money Talks News has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Money Talks News and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. As travel continues to thaw, warmer weather approaches, and the idea of v...

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5 Reasons You Should Not Delay Retirement

Some people view retirement as something that should be delayed as long as possible. They say that, for many older workers, waiting as long as possible to collect Social Security benefits is the prudent choice. Important as this advice is f...

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Is Writing a Check Still Safe?

Writing checks may seem like an outdated way to pay for things, but plenty of people still use them. More than 14.5 billion checks, totaling $25.8 trillion, were written in 2018, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest payments study. A...

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6 Ways to Protect Your Retirement Accounts From Hackers

There is a growing threat to your retirement savings, and you probably are not aware of it. Thieves increasingly are targeting individual 401(k) accounts by impersonating the account owners so the crooks can steal thousands — or even hund...

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Vehicle Owners Love These 11 Brands Most

Tesla is the brand of car that owners love the most, according to a Consumer Reports survey. Consumer Reports asked owners whether they would buy same car again if they had the chance. The publication based its results on surveys that inclu...

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10 Clothes Shopping Mistakes That Are Costing You

Clothes shopping can be a lot of fun — even if you’re not a fashionista. Matching patterns and styles, trying on outfits, picking the perfect look for a big event — there are entire magazines and television shows devoted to artfully s...

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4 Things to Love About a Cellphone Plan

Simply put, if there’s nothing you love about your cellphone plan right now, you’re probably doing it wrong. There are so many cellphone providers out there competing for your business with different perks, and you just need to find one...

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How to Get Your Taxes Done Absolutely Free

For the 30 years I’ve been in the TV news business, I’ve been telling viewers and readers how to get their income taxes done as inexpensively as possible. And every year I’ve been amazed at how the big tax preparers rip Americans off ...

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